Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Studies

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Desiree N. Walisky

Desiree N. Walisky 

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I am a Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology & Leadership; with a specialization in the Research, Evaluation, Methodology, and Statistics (REMS) program. My research interests include parent-child reporting differences of youth's mental health symptoms after traumatic events, the cognitive processes of emotion, perception, and executive function in youth exposed to child maltreatment; and the assessment of birth parents with children in the child welfare system.

Presentations:

Al-Khalil, K., Sandoval, H., Escamilla, M., Kashfi, K., Ramos-Duran, L., Noriega, I., Walisky, D., Rajmohan, R., O'Boyle, M. (2017, March). Neural Activation Accompanying Emotional Judgments of Faces by Latino Youth-At-Risk for Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

 

Kareem Al-Khalil

Kareem Al-Khalil

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I am a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development and Family Studies. My research focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of special populations, including gifted children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, children with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the elderly.

Publications:

Kashfi, K., Al-Khalil, K., Hou, J., Fang, D., Anderson, R., Rajmohan, R., Syapin, P.J., O'Boyle, M.W. (2017). Hyper-brain connectivity in binge drinking college students: a diffusion tensor imaging study. Neurocase: The Neural Bases of Cognition, 23, (Published online on July 10, 2017; p.1-8). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2017.1347264

Kashfi, K., Fang, D., Hou, J., Al-Khalil, K., Anderson, R., Syapin, P.J., O'Boyle, M.W. (2017) Spatial Attention in Binge-Drinking and Moderate-Drinking College Students: An fMRI Investigation. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35, 260-278. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2017.1322429

Hou, J., Rajmohan, R., Fang, D., Kashfi, K., Al-Khalil, K., Yang, J., ... & O'boyle, M. W. (2017). Mirror neuron activation of musicians and non-musicians in response to motion captured piano performances. Brain and Cognition, 115, 47-55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2017.04.001

Gonzales, J. U., James, C. R., Yang, H. S., Jensen, D., Atkins, L., Al-Khalil, K., & O'Boyle, M. (2017). Carotid flow pulsatility is higher in women with greater decrement in gait speed during multi-tasking. Gait & Posture, 54, 271-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.03.024

Gonzales, J.U., James, C.R., Yang, H.S., Jensen, D., Atkins, L., Thompson, B.J., Al-Khalil, K., O'Boyle, M.W. (2016). Different cognitive functions discriminate gait performance in younger and older women: A pilot study. Gait & Posture, 50: 89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.08.021.

Presentations:

Al-Khalil, K., Sandoval, H., Escamilla, M., Kashfi, K., Ramos-Duran, L., Noriega, I., Walisky, D., Rajmohan, R., O'Boyle, M. (2017, March). Neural Activation Accompanying Emotional Judgments of Faces by Latino Youth-At-Risk for Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

Gonzales, J., James, R. Yang, H.S., Jensen, D. Atkins, L., Al-Khalil, K., O'Boyle, M. (2015, October). Influence of preclinical cognitive decline on mobility in women: preliminary findings. Poster presented at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center Women's Health Symposium

Al-Khalil, K., O'Boyle, M., Brewer, A., Jeon, N. (2015, March). Intra-and inter-hemispheric word processing in young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

Kashfi, K., O'Boyle, M., Syapin, P., Rajmohan, R., Fang, D., Hou, J., Al-Khalil, K. Anderson, R. (2014, February). Spatial attention in binge-drinking and moderate drinking college-students:

An fMRI investigation. Poster presented at the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism. San Antonio, TX.

Rajmohan, R., Hou, J., Fang, D., Kashfi, K., Anderson, R., Al-Khalil, K., O'Boyle, M., & Syapin, P. (2014 February) White Matter Integrity in Binge Drinking and Moderate Drinking College Students: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Poster presented at the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism. San Antonio, TX.

Karl Kashfi

Karl Kashfi

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I am a recent graduate of the Translational Neuroscience & Pharmacology doctoral program at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center. My primary research interests are the effects of binge drinking on brain function of college-age students using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging.

Publications:

Hou J., Rajmohan R., Fang D., Kashfi K., Al-Khalil K., Yang J., Westney W., Grund C., O'Boyle M. (2017) Mirror Neuron Activation of Musicians and Non-musicians In Response to Motion Captured Piano Performances. Brain and Cognition, 115: 47-55.

Kashfi K., Fang D., Hou J., Al-Khalil K., Anderson R., Syapin P., O'Boyle M. (2017) Spatial Attention in Binge-Drinking and Moderate Drinking College Students: An fMRI Investigation. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35(3), 260-278.

Kashfi K., Al-Khalil K., Hou J., Fang D., Anderson R., Rajmohan R., Syapin P, O'Boyle M. (2017) White Matter Integrity in Binge Drinking and Moderate Drinking College Students: A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study. Neurocase, 0(0), 1-8. doi. 10.1080/13554794.2017.1347264

Kashfi, K., O'Boyle, M., Syapin, P., Fang, D., Hou, R., Anderson, R., Al-Khalil, K., Rajmohan, R. (2014, May). Spatial Attention in Binge-Drinking and Moderate-Drinking College Students: An fMRI Investigation. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Volume 38, Issue Supplement s1 (abstract)

Ivette Noriega

Ivette Noriega

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I am a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Studies and a Fulbright US Student Research Fellow. My research focuses on attention and memory processes in youth exposed to trauma, violence, and emotional events.

Presentations:

Al-Khalil, K., Sandoval, H., Escamilla, M., Kashfi, K., Ramos-Duran, L., Noriega, I., Walisky, D., Rajmohan, R., O'Boyle, M. (2017, March). Neural Activation Accompanying Emotional Judgments of Faces by Latino Youth-At-Risk for Bipolar Disorder. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society. San Francisco, CA.

 

Sherley Bedore

Shorely Bedore

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I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Human development and Family Studies. My research interest focuses on the cognitive development of the conceptual self, the sociocultural impacts on the conceptual self, and the mental processes and mechanisms that adolescents undergo to develop the self.

 

O'Boyle Lab


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Human Development and Family Studies