Phd Proposal by Derek M Smith

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    • Tuesday May 15, 2018
      10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: : J.S. Coon bldg. room 217
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Summary Sentence: Cognitive Adjustments & Network Interactions

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Name: Derek M. Smith

Dissertation Proposal Defense Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: J.S. Coon bldg. room 217



Eric Schumacher, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)


Dissertation Committee Members:

Dobromir Rahnev, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Thackery Brown, Ph.D. (Georgia Tech)

Eliot Hazeltine, Ph.D. (University of Iowa)

Michael Cole, Ph.D. (Rutgers University)


Title:  Cognitive Adjustments & Network Interactions


Our understanding of the neural substrates of cognitive adjustments is fairly limited.  Given the growing body of work showing that brain connectivity network interactions are behaviorally relevant, more attention should be paid to network interactions when studying adjustments of cognitive control.  Both the Frontoparietal Network (FPN) and the Cingulo-Opercular Network (CON) have been associated with elements of cognitive control.  The aim of this proposal is to gain a better understanding of how these networks contribute to cognitive adjustments, specifically the congruency sequence effect, by testing the hypothesis that increased coupling between these networks is associated with more adjustment in behavior.  Additionally, it is predicted that CON activity over and above FPN activity predicts both the neural response in the FPN and behavior on the subsequent trial. 

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Phd proposal
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