Shelly Cooper

Graduate Student

Shelly is a graduate student with Dr. Todd Braver. She received her BA in Psychology from Boston University where she worked under Dr. Chantal Stern in exploring differences in functional neuroimaging between symptomatic and pre-symptomatic Alzheimer’s disease patients. She then spent 5 years as a clinical research associate for Dr. Geoffrey Manley and Dr. Pratik Mukherjee at the University of California, San Francisco where she coordinated multiple neuroimaging studies of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The severity of cognitive dysfunction Shelly saw in the mild TBI (aka “concussion”) population sparked her interest in cognitive control. Specifically, she wants to investigate temporal and spatial differences in proactive vs. reactive control and factors that dictate control strategy employment.