Lab Director

Jonas Vibell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, an Affiliate Professor in the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and the director of the Brain & Behavior (B&B) Laboratory. His research interests involve brain imaging, perception, attention, multisensory integration, and altered states of mind in normal and clinical populations. Beyond brain exploration Dr. Vibell has also explored the North  and the South Poles.

Jonas Vibell, Ph.D., M.Sc., FRSA

Lab Members

Sydney Brannick

 

Sydney received her Bachelor of Arts in Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind with a

concentration in cognitive science from Franklin and Marshall College (2017) and her Master of

Arts in Psychology with a specialization in cognition and perception from New York University

(2019). She conducted her master’s thesis under the mentorship of Prof. Michael Landy and Dr.

Stephanie Badde, where she studied multisensory integration, in particular, the combination of

visual and tactile spatial cues. Her research interests include multisensory perception and

perceptual illusions. More specifically, she is interested in how our senses interact to help us

process information, how the brain handles ambiguous sensory signals, and how different

circumstances may modulate the underlying neuronal mechanisms at play.

Mary Miller

 

Mary is a senior in the psychology BA program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She intends on continuing her education to eventually attain a doctorate in psychology. Mary is originally from Philadelphia, PA and hopes to return to the area after school. She is interested in researching addiction, specifically in Kensington, a neighborhood in Philadelphia which is known for its immense open air drug market.  

Desmond DeSilva 

 

Desmond DeSilva is an undergraduate psychology major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is currently exploring different research and study abroad opportunities. So far, he is interested in cognitive and industrial psychology. 

Lab Alumni

Alex da Costa Ferro

 

Alex da Costa Ferro, received her Masters of Arts in Experimental Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. She first began exploring research in cognitive psychology and neuroimaging, and continues her work with Dr. Vibell. 

 

Emily Alden Black

 

Emily is an undergraduate student at Hampshire College majoring in cognitive psychology and media studies and is visiting the Brain and Behavior Laboratory in the summer of 2019.

David Thinnes

 

David Thinnes is a biomedical engineer and a trained Radiology Medical Assistant at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He has studied science biomedical engineering with a specialization in neural engineering, and his research interests include signal processing and analysis of biological signals such as such as multi-channel EEG and psychophysiological data.

Shannon Sanchez

 

Shannon Sanchez is a psychology major and pre-med student at The University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is interested in integrative medicine and neuroplasticity. Her long-term goal is to become a psychiatrist.

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