Hey there! I’m John Kiat. At the moment I’m wrapping up my PhD in Psychology, with a focus on Neuroscience & Behavior, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a anticipated graduation in May 2018. Pretty excited to see where I’ll be headed to from here!
Over the course of my career, I have the privilege of collaborating with individuals from a remarkably diverse range of disciplines (a big shout out to Jacob Cheadle, Robert Belli, Mike Dodd, Dennis Molfese 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 EEG related techniques to investigate how attentional biases focus cognition on a more limited range of information to allow us to make rapid and generally accurate decisions and responses in everyday situations. My current research focuses on decisions in the domains of (1) social perception and risk taking as well as (2) real-world event memory, with a particular emphasis on memory errors.
In the course of my career, I’ve received 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 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 deeply influenced and enriched my research conceptualization process and methodological approaches.
More detailed information on my lines of research can be found under the research tab~!