Me? Well, I’m John Kiat. Currently I’m wrapping up my doctoral studies in Psychology, with a focus on Neuroscience & Behavior, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Pretty excited to see where I’ll be headed to from here!
Over the course of my career, I have the privilege of being mentored by individuals from a remarkably diverse range of disciplines (a big shout out to Jacob Cheadle, Robert Belli, Dennis Molfese, Mike Dodd and everyone whose helped me move forward in so many different ways). I’ve also had the honor of receiving tremendous support from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln which has supported my work through numerous fellowships including the Othmer, Fling and Dean awards.
My current research interests, broadly speaking, lie in applying neuroimaging techniques to investigate neural processes underlying social cognition and memory. More specifically, my current research work focuses on (1) false memory, with a particular emphasis on source monitoring related neural processes as well as (2) social and risk taking perception.
In the course of my career, I have been fortunate enough to receive extensive training in behavioral-experimental methods, advanced statistical approaches including multi-level and mixed modelling techniques (shoutout to Lesa Hoffman & Jonathan Templin!) as well as various imaging methods (currently with a strong emphasis on EEG) through programs at UNL, the NIH (AFNI bootcamp) and courses at the MGH/MIT/HMS Martinos Center for biomedical imaging. This exposure to a broad range of methods has shaped both my research conceptualization process and methodological approach in fairly interesting ways!
More detailed information on my lines of research can be found under the research tab~!