People

Eve Isham, Ph.D. - Principal Investigator (CV)

Dr. Eve IshamDr. Isham's research interests include the behavioral and neural basis of time perception across  different states of consciousness, functions of consciousness, and action-based decision-making. Dr. Isham is also interested in aesthetic experiences, perceptual illusions, and the science of magic. She is a member of the UA Evelyn McKnight Institute, Cognitive Science GIDP, and serves as the Treasurer for the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.   

 

 

Sara Lomayesva - Lab Mananger/Research Assistant

Sara graduated from the University of Arizona's Neuroscience and Cognitive Science BS program in May 2018 with an emphasis on Cognition. She is currently completing an online MS in Forensic Psychology through Arizona State University. Her research interests range from the role of agency in crime, to the effects of depression and anxiety on the perception of time and volition, to Dark Triad personality development and ethology. Sara enjoys boxing, yoga, and cuddling with her cat, Cerebellum (Bella), when she's not in the lab.

 

 

Andrew McAvan - Research Specialist

Andrew McAvanAndrew graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Psychology in 2018, during which he was part of Dr. Connie Beck's Psychology, Policy, and Law lab and Dr. William "Jake" Jacobs' Anxiety Research Group. He works in conjunction with the Human Spatial Cognition Lab with Dr. Arne Ekstrom. He is interested in time perception and frames of references in desktop and virtual reality environments, and currently programs in Unity and C# scripting to create those environments. Outside of the lab, he spends his free time hiking and playing tabletop games.

 

 

Hannah Gaffney - Undergraduate Honors Student

Hannah GaffneyHannah is an Honors student graduating in May 2020 with a BA in Psychology and minor in Adolescents, Community, and Education. Her research interests include consciousness and perceptions of time and space. In her free time, Hannah enjoys cooking, volunteering, and being involved in various clubs on campus.

 

 

 

 

Jamie Hartigan - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Jamie HartiganJamie is a sophomore in the University of Arizona's Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program. She is passionate about mental health and researching new, progressive forms of treatment. She hopes to complete a PhD program in the future and work in the field of clinical psychiatric and neuroscience research.

 

 

 

Qihan Hu - Undergraduate Research Assistant

Qihan HuQihan is pursuing a BS in Psychology at the University of Arizona. Her research interests range from the conscious experience of time to clinical psychology and mental health. In her free time, she enjoys having good cup of tea, traveling, and learning about different people and cultures.

 

 

 

Incoming Fall 2019 Members

Brian Lord - Graduate student, Cognition and Neural Systems

 

ALUMNI

Graduate Students

LARA KRISST | KEVIN LE | CAMILLE MEJIA | MELISSA VILLACARTE | KRYSTAL WULF |TIFFANY WALL | HUNTER TRICE | SEZER ISUF | BEN EMERZIAN | FARHAN SARESHWALA | JOSEPH BUTLER | SANDRA MINEYEV | RACHEL GWINN | SUKHMANI CHAUHAN | JESSICA STERN | JESSE HUSTON | ELIJAH ZISKIN | XINYU WEI

Undergraduate Honors Students

NORA RADY - Class of 2019

HANNAH GAFFNEY - Class of 2020

 

COLLABORATORS

ARNE EKSTROM, University of Arizona | BILL BANKS, Pomona College | BILL PRINZMETAL, UC Berkeley | BRUCE BRIDGEMAN, UC Santa Cruz | DALE BERGER, Claremont Graduate University | JOY GENG, UC Davis | ITZHAK FRIED, UCLA | PETER HOGENSON | RICK HILL | RODRIGO QUIAN QUIROGA, University of Leicester | TARA MCISAAC, A.T. Still University 

 

Interested in joining us?

We are accepting graduate students for Fall 2020. Please contact Dr. Isham at eaisham@email.arizona.edu.

Undergraduate research assistants and honors thesis students are also welcome. Please contact our lab manager at uacatlab@gmail.com for more information.