Marissa has taken her diagnosis with Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and turned it in to the basis for her research. She studies the brain and the ways that ‘normal’ brains function as compared to brains of people who have ADHD.
Marissa is in her senior year as an undergraduate at the University of Washington in the Department of Psychology honors program. Currently, she is conducting her own individual research using EEG neurofeedback to improve reading retention in healthy individuals at the Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Laboratory under Dr. Chantel Prat. Marissa plans to graduate in the spring of 2016 with her B.S. in Psychology with honors. After completing her honors thesis, she will be submitting for publication and will continue to build her experience in the field of research. Marissa is experienced in a variety of areas including research, participant recruitment, training, experimental design, QEEG, non-profit leadership, and various skills from years in the workforce. She has an exceptional knowledge of EEG, QEEG, and neurofeedback literature. Marissa is a very driven and passionate young woman pursuing a Ph.D in cognitive neuroscience where she hopes to continue her research and career.
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