Hi, I am a computational cognitive neuroscientist in training. I am currently working in the Huth Lab at UT Austin. Here you can find all my recent work. 

As of Fall 2020, I will be a graduate student in the Hellen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley.

 

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Awards & Fellowships

October, 2017

Research Presentation Grant

Presentation grant awarded by UNH to present at the 33rd annual meeting for the International Society for Psychophysics in Japan.

May, 2017

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Research fellowship to cover 10 weeks of research experience in the Stine Lab.

September, 2014-2018

Dean's Scholarship

 

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Education

August, 2020 - Present

University of California at Berkeley

Graduate Student in the Hellen Wills Neuroscience Institute 

June, 2018

University of New Hampshire

BS (Honors) in Neuroscience and Behavior

Minor in Philosophy

 

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Research Labs

June, 2018 - August, 2020

Research Assistant - Huth Lab

During my time in the Huth lab, I was responsible for all fMRI data collection and preprocessing. Additionally, I led various projects including studying language processing in early blind individuals and studying the contribution of the cerebellum to language processing. 

January, 2017 - June, 2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Charntikov Lab

In this lab I assisted on a series of projects using operant conditioning to study addiction in a rat model.

September, 2014 - June, 2018

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Stine Lab

In this lab I used psychophysical techniques to study motion induced blindness.

 

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Skills

  • Python, MatLab, & Swift programming

  • Keras & TensorFlow

  • fMRI data collection and analysis

  • Psychophysical techniques

  • Basic surgery techniques on rats

  • Solution Preparation

 

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Conferences & Abstracts

LeBel, A., Jain, S., Huth, A. (October, 2019) Voxelwise         encoding models of the cerebellum during                             natural speech processing presented at the Society for         Neuroscience 2019.

 

Xu, L., LeBel, A., Huth, A. (October, 2019) Sparse               experimental design for encoding models presented by         LX at Society for Neuroscience 2019.

 

Jain, S., LeBel, A., Huth, A. (October, 2019) Improving         language encoding for fMRI with transformers                     presented by SJ at Society for Neuroscience 2019. 

 

Tang, J.,  LeBel, A., Huth, A. (October, 2019) Visually           grounded language encodig models for fMRI

  highlight the influence of sensory experience on semantic   representations presented by JT at Society for                       Neuroscience 2019.

 

Griffith, I. M., LeBel, A., Jain, S., Huth, A., Liberty, L.S.       (October, 2019) Phonological feature and pitch                     classification with a branched convolutional neural               network presented by IMG at Society for 

  Neuroscience 2019.

 

LeBel, A. & Stine, W. (2017) Reducing Between Subject       Variation in Motion-Induced Blindness Using the Method   of Constant Stimuli presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting   of the International Society for Psychophysics in                 Fukuoka, Japan.

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