EDUCATION
 

2014 - present   PhD Candidate | Princeton University

Advisors: Ken Norman & Nick Turk-Browne
Cognitive Psychology


2008 - 2012       BA | Columbia College | Columbia University in the City of New York

Psychology
Philosophy


HONORS
2017 National Science Foundation Fellowship

2012            Phi Beta Kappa
                          Columbia College, Columbia University

2012              Magna Cum Laude
                          Columbia College, Columbia University


2011              Summer Enhancement Fellowship Research Grant
                          Columbia University Scholars Program

    
2008-2012 John Jay Scholar
                          Columbia University Scholars Program

2008-2012 Dean's List
                           Columbia College, Columbia University



RESEARCH


Princeton Computational Memory Lab, Princeton University (2014 - Present)
Investigating how competitive retrieval affects visual memories.

Turk-Browne Lab, Princeton University (2012 - Present)
Conducting a real-time fMRI study on the plasticity of visual representations in the brain as a function of neurofeedback.

Adaptive Behavior Lab, Columbia University (2011 - 2012)
Studied how we form summary representations of temporal and spatial magnitudes.

Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab, Columbia University (2010-2011)
Assisted in behavioral and fMRI studies on working memory and object recognition, particularly related to patients with schizophrenia.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND TALKS

Jackson-Hanen, V., Tompary, A., deBettencourt, M. T., Turk-Browne, N. B., (May 2014). Training of visual categories through real-time fMRI neurofeedback. Poster presented at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, P.A.

Jackson-Hanen, V., Tompary, A., deBettencourt, M. T., Turk-Browne, N. B., (November 2013). Training of visual categories through real-time fMRI neurofeedback. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, C.A.

Jackson-Hanen, V., Van Volkinburg, H., Balsam, P. (October 2012). Vierordt's Law: How prototypes cause migration of temporal memories. Talk presented at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, L.A.

Jackson-Hanen, V., Van Volkinburg, H., Balsam, P. (November 2011). Perception of Time and Space. Talk presented at the Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Summer Fellowship Colloquium.


Workshops

University of Pennsylvania: Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Summer Workshop (Summer 2011)