News and Events


CNN Lab welcomes new members (August 2018):  Fall semester is here and we have some new faces in the lab!  We have 3 new undergraduate research assistants (Jared Noetzel, Kole Smith, and Lauren Weis) helping out in the lab.  We also have a new graduate student, Jeremy Feiger, joining us.  Jeremy comes to the lab from the west coast, where he completed his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University-Long Beach.  Finally, our very own Mackenzie Cissne has returned to the lab as our new lab manager.  Welcome to the lab!

Congratulations to our graduating seniors (May 2018): Congratulations to 2 of our senior undergraduate research assistants, Mikki and Mackenzie, who graduated this Spring!

Undergraduate research assistant Megan Jones accepted into UNL's UCARE program for academic year 2018-2019 (April 2018):  Megan's application to conduct research in the CNN Lab that was accepted by the UCARE program. For her project, Megan will be investigating deficits in emotion recognition after TBI.  Congratulations, Megan!

CNN Lab undergraduate research assistants present posters at the 2018 annual UNL Spring Research Fair (April 2018):  Emily Johnson, Mikki Schantell, and Mackenzie Cissne all presented research posters at the UNL annual Spring Research Fair.  Emily presented the validation of a continuous performance task in healthy undergraduates (in collaboration with Dr. Art Maerlender), Mikki presented on the relationship between sex, age, cognitive impairment and depressive symptomology in traumatic brain injury, and Mackenzie presented on patterns of neural activation associated with metacognitive performance in adults with traumatic brain injury.  Great job Emily, Mikki, and Mackenzie!  

CNN Lab members recognized at the annual Department of Psychology Award Ceremony (April 2018):  Not 1, but 2 of our undergraduate research assistants were recognized for their excellent work at the UNL Department of Psychology's Annual Award Ceremony.  At the ceremony, sophmore Megan Jones was inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honour Society in Psychology, and senior Mackenzie Cissne was nominated as a finalist for the Harry K. Wolfe Award presented to the outstanding senior psychology major at UNL.  Congratulations Megan and Mackenzie!

CNN Lab exhibiting at the 12th annual Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska conference (March 2018):  Stop by our booth and find out more about our research!

CNN Lab presents research at the 46th annual conference of the International Neuropsychological Society (February, 2018):  Graduate students Seima and Jessie presented posters at the annual INS meeting in Washington D.C. this February.  Seima helped to present research on the relationship between metacognitive reaction time and functional outcome, and Jessie presented research on the effects of alcohol and substance use on neuropsychological functioning in TBI.  Great job, Jessie and Seima!

CNN Lab welcomes a new graduate student to the research team (August, 2017):  Seima Al-Momani is the newest graduate student to join the CNN Lab. Prior to coming to UNL, Seima completed her studies at the University of Iowa, where she also helped conduct research in several labs.  We are happy to have her as a new graduate student in the Clinical area program, and in the lab.  Welcome, Seima!

Undergraduate research assistant Mikki Schantell accepted into UNL's UCARE Program for 2017-2018 academic year:  Mikki's application to conduct research in the CNN Lab next year was accepted!  She will be completing a project investigating the influence of sex and age on depressive symptomology and cognitive functioning in TBI.  Congratulations, Mikki!

Undergarduate research assistant Mackenzie Cissne accepted into UNL's UCARE Program for Summer 2017 (February, 2017):  Mackenzie's submission of a scientific proposal to assist with research in the CNN Lab was accepted!  She will spend the summer getting hands-on experience in assisting with a project investigating metacognitive functioning in adults who have moderate to severe TBI.  Congratulations, Mackenzie!

CNN Lab presents research in New Orleans (February, 2017):  Dr. Kathy Chiou presented a poster at the 45th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.  The research investigated differences in reaction time between adults with TBI and healthy peers when making retrospective confidence judgments.