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Erika Successfully Defends Honors Thesis!

Our undergraduate research assistant Erika successfully defended her honors thesis over Zoom at the beginning of this month! The title of her thesis was “Connectivity between emotion regulation brain regions in children with ADHD.” We are proud of her and … Continued

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Arianna Cascone Receives SFN Award

Arianna Cascone wins Best Graduate Student Poster at the annual Triangle Society for Neuroscience meeting for her work assessing functional network organization in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is characterized by a range of motor and non-motor symptoms, including … Continued

Dr. Sikoya Ashburn Honored as Rising Star

Dr. Sikoya Ashburn, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab, was named as a Rising Star on Cell Mentor’s list of 1,000 Inspiring Black Scientists in the U.S.! You can see the complete list here: https://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/1000-inspiring-black-scientists-in-america. Congratulations, Sikoya!

Flux Virtual Congress 2020

The Cohen Lab attended Flux Virtual Congress 2020 from September 9th to September 12th. We are honored to continue learning about the most recent advancements and research in developmental cognitive neuroscience, and to contribute to this community by presenting and … Continued

Darius Wins an Award!

Darius presented his poster at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students and won an award for having one of the best posters in the social sciences/public health category. Great job, Darius!

UNC Brain Academy 2019

The Cohen Lab at UNC’s Brain Academy! Mackenzie helped start off the day with some science about the brain, while Cheyenne and Cleanthis showed off the EEG and mock MRI scanner. It was great to get underrepresented teens involved in … Continued

Flux 2019

[Top Left: Kelly Eom with her poster, entitled “Effects of methylphenidate on response control and intrinsic whole-brain functional network organization in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder” Top Right: Cheyenne Bricken with her poster, entitled “Longitudinal trajectories of cortical thickness from birth … Continued

Super Scientist Saturday at the Museum of Life and Science

On Saturday July 13, members of the Cohen Lab visited the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC for Super Scientist Saturday. Kids and their parents learned about the brain, played trivia for prizes, made brain hats and pipe-cleaner … Continued

Shana’s Baby Shower

We are excited to announce that we have a new (junior) lab member joining soon! We are so happy for Shana, Simon, and their first little one – Luna. We can’t wait to meet her!   Pin the Baby to … Continued

Escape Room!

Member of the Cohen Lab escape with time to spare! Bull City Escape

Darius Presents His Poster at Symposium!

Cohen Lab’s RA, Darius Johnson, proudly presents his poster, “Implicit Learning and Reward Seeking Behavior in ADHD” at the Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. Great job, Darius!

Flux Satellite Conference 2018

Dr. Jessica Cohen and Kelly, along with Dr. Margaret Sheridan and Dr. Eva Telzer help organize UNC-CH’s first FLUX Satellite Conference 2018!

The Cohen Lab participates in UNC’s 2018 Science Expo!

The Cohen Lab is a huge success with kids at the Science Expo, with brain candy and fun brain crafts and games!

Brain Academy

In collaboration with UNC DSN lab, members from the Cohen Lab (Kelly Eom, Sarah Furlong, and Mac Woodburn) welcomed middle school boys around the community to learn more about UNC-CH and about the brain! We all had fun participating in many activities, like brain games … Continued

UNC Science Expo

Cohen Lab members taught kids (and adults) about the brain at the UNC Science Expo this past Saturday.

Our segregation and integration paper published today in The Journal of Neuroscience!

Our new paper, a collaboration between Dr. Cohen and Dr. Mark D’Esposito at UC Berkeley, was published today in Journal of Neuroscience. You can find a summary here. We found that brain network organization can dynamically reconfigure when cognitive demands … Continued

Human Neuroimaging Group outing.

Cohen Lab members gather with other members of the Human Neuroimaging Group at UNC to spend a warm fall evening together at Tru Deli & Wine Bar.

Our new lab space in Howell Hall is open for business.

Howell Hall has been newly renovated to house the Human Neuroimaging Group labs, equipment and testing rooms. Stop by to visit us in room 123!  

Dr. Cohen’s research is featured in Carolina Scientific Magazine.

The Carolina Scientific Magazine, a semesterly publication that focuses on exciting innovations in science and current research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has featured Dr. Cohen’s research. Please find the full article here, by undergraduate student Carrington … Continued