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
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 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 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.
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 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 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.