Biography

John Nadra is a graduate student working with Dr. George Ron Mangun at the Center for Mind and Brain analyzing the neural mechanisms of attention in various capacities. The research conducted at Mangun Laboratory utilizes EEG and fMRI to analyze event related potentials and BOLD signals, conduct spectral analysis, decode neural oscillations, and employ machine learning methods. Within this work, he is currently focused on investigating how self-generated momentary intentions in the absence of cues initiate voluntary attention orienting.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games, reading books and playing with his cat, Deku.

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Interests
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Attention
  • Consciousness
  • User Experience
Education
  • PhD in Psychology, Ongoing

    University of California, Davis

  • MA in Psychology, 2021

    University of California, Davis

  • BA in Psychology, 2019

    Sonoma State University

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Graduate Student Researcher
Jul 2019 – Present University of California, Davis

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing data
  • Crafting experiments
  • Collaborating across labs
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
May 2018 – Jul 2019 Sonoma State University

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading cognitive neuroscience studies
  • Analyzing complex datasets