Congratulations Dr. Marinsek!

Nikki Marinsek attains her Ph.D. after defending her thesis titled "Investigating hemispheric asymmetry in reasoning with fMRI and HD-tDCS." Two of her committee members Dr. Scott Grafton and Dr. Michael Gazzaniga claimed that Nikki presented the best doctoral defense they have ever observed in their careers (which includes Dr. Mike Miller's defense). Nikki will be severely missed but everyone is proud of her accomplishments and know she will be an excellent data scientist!

Anjali Dixit completes Honors Thesis

Anjali Dixit completed her undergraduate Honors Thesis! Anjali participated in the 2018 UCSB undergraduate slam where she presented her research results in a 3-minute talk showing that people shift their decision criteria very consistently over time. Congratulations on graduating from UCSB and thank you for being a research assistant in the lab for over 3 years!

Nikki wins Triple Crown-terion

Nikki Marinsek wins the first ever Miller lab criterion shift challenge! The Miller lab put their criterion shifting ability to the test by performing a memory recognition task with multiple probability manipulations at test. Nikki won in all three categories of best memory, highest percent correct, and most optimal criterion placement. If the Miller lab witnessed a crime, Nikki would be the most reliable eyewitness.

Benjamin Turner becomes Research Professor in Singapore

Ben Turner accepted an Assistant Professor position at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. Ben will conduct research in neuro-media studies while heading the University's neuro-imaging center. Ben will be greatly missed in the Miller lab but his research in advancing fMRI statistical methods will be well suited for the growing interest of implementing fMRI in the field of communications.