Lab Director

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Carly Leonard

Assistant Professor
Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience
Dr. Leonard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at University of Colorado Denver. As an undergraduate, she attended Rutgers University, with a double-major in Psychology and Economics, and a minor in Cognitive Science. She then received a Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University, and conducted postdoctoral work at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. She arrived at CU Denver in...

Lab Manager

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Tamar Japaridze

Psychology
Tamar is the lab manager/professional research assistant at the Lab for Integrative Vision. She recently graduated from Colgate University, where she studied behavioral neuroscience and German. Her senior thesis explored individual brain differences in aesthetic responses and the overlap of art and neuroscience remains an exciting area for her, but her interests span many different facets of cognition, from visual perception to art to language.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ryan Ringer

Psychology
Dr. Ringer is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Denver. He completed his undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) degrees in Psychological Sciences at Kansas State University with Dr. Lester Loschky. Most recently, Dr. Ringer worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Human Factors at Wichita State University with Dr. Rui Ni, as part of the CNAP (Center for Neurobiological Approaches to Plasticity), an...

Research Assistants

Jada Lister

Jada Lister

Psychology Department
Jada recently graduated from CU Denver with a BA in psychology. She is currently continuing work in the Laboratory for Integrative Vision related to her honor's thesis. Her thesis examined how individual differences in biological motion perception relate to Autism Quotient scores and other personality measures. Her goal is to attend graduate school to obtain a PhD in Clinical Child Psychology and utilize the underpinnings of neuroscience to develop new...
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Michael Martinez

Psychology Department
Michael is a McNair scholar and Junior at the University of Colorado Denver who is pursuing a bachelor's of science in Computer Science with a minor in Psychology. In the lab Michael works on understanding the relationship between visual perception and attention. His research focuses on the effects of distractions on attention and performance. After graduating, Michael will pursue a PhD in engineering or Psychology.

Julia Wernersbach

Psychology Department
My name is Julia and I am a senior working towards my B.S in psychology with a biology minor. I hope to one day be able to further my studies in psychology by attending graduate school, and am currently considering a career in clinical or child psychology. I find perception to be a very interesting subject, and hope to further explore how perception and attention can impact other areas of...