Jonides Lab Research

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  • Kirti Thummala

  • Research Assistant, 2006-2009
  • Education

  • B.S., University of Michigan, 2008
    Major: Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science
    Minor: Biological Anthropology
    Fulbright Scholarship (2009-2010)
  • Ph.D. Candidate, Arizona State University, Psychology

Research Interests

I am interested in (a) cognitive deficits in mood disorders, specifically looking at attention, emotional processing, learning and decision making in Major Depressive Disorder; (b) relationship between sleep chronophysiology and Major Depressive Disorder; and (c) training based improvements in mood and cognitive functions such as attention and inhibition.

Outside Interests

  • Eastern spirituality (mindfulness meditation)
  • Evolutionary theories
  • Reading (often about South Asian immigrant experiences)
  • Baking