Jaime Pineda Ph.d research is in the relationship between brain structure and function of mind. Dr. Pineda is particularly interested in the biological bases of higher-order cognition and especially selective attention and decision-making. Furthermore, he's interested in the role they play in stimulus selection, and how neurotransmitter systems, and other biogenic amines contribute to such processes as selection, plasticity, and synchronization. Other interests include the neuroetiology of addiction and behaviors, the effects of arousal, motivation, imagination, and other brain states on behavioral performance, and on specific electrophysiological indices of attention and decision-making. All these issues are studied at different levels of analysis from single units, event-related potentials (ERPs), to EEG. The nature of some of Dr. Pineda's interests requires the use of animals, primarily nonhuman primates, to model human cognitive phenomena.
Brendan Allison Ph.d received his B.S. with high honors in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 1994. After working for a year as network and communications manager for Nextel San Diego, he entered the Ph. D. program in Cognitive Science at UCSD. He received his M.S. in 1997 and advanced to earn his Ph.d (A.B.D.) in 2003. He works in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CNL) under Dr. Jaime Pineda. His areas of interest include cognitive neuroscience, electrophysiology, psychophysics, applied psychology, neural networks, attention and memory, and human computer interaction.

Lab Location on The UCSD Campus
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Directions from South of Campus and the Airport:
Take Interstate 5 NORTH EXIT on GILMAN DRIVE and TURN LEFT at the light onto Gilman Drive. Continue for about 1 1/2 miles until you see a UCSD Visitor Center on the right.
Directions from North of Campus:
Take Interstate 5 SOUTH EXIT on GENESEE AVE. WEST and TURN RIGHT. At the top of the hill, TURN LEFT at North Torrey Pines Road. At the first light, TURN LEFT at Northpoint Drive into UCSD.
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