Alumni of the Laboratory for Computational Motor Control

 

Aysha Keisler

 

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Aysha Keisler, 2008

 

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Aysha Keisler, Jun Izawa, and Jean Jacques Orban de Xivry, Baltimore, 2008.

 

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Pavan Vaswani, Mollie Marko, and Aysha Keisler, San Diego 2010.

 

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Ali Ahmadi-Pajouh, Adrian Haith, Pavan Vaswani, JJ Orban de Xivry, Sarah Hemminger, Aysha Keisler, Michelle Harran, Mollie Marko, Sarah Pekny, Reza Shadmehr, and Thomas Reppert. San Diego 2010.

 

 

Aysha joined the lab in 2008 as a postdoc after completing her PhD in Psychology from University of Virginia.  Aysha made the interesting discovery that the fast component of the motor memory was very likely neutrally distinct from the slow component.  She made this inference by inventing a task in which she could selectively disrupt the fast process via a task the engaged the declarative memory system.  She wrote and successfully competed for an NRSA postdoctoral grant.  She subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at the NIH.

 

Her results were published in the following:

 

A shared resource between declarative memory and motor memory. A Keisler and R Shadmehr (2010) Journal of Neuroscience 30:14915-14924. Abstract ThisWeekintheJournal

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July 2012, Johns Hopkins