Tyler Cook is a McGill master’s student and cognitive neuroscientist working to uncover the neural systems of sensory integration and social cognition. He completed his Bachelor’s of Cognitive Science with a concentration in the Biological Foundations of Cognition and a minor in Linguistics at Carleton University in 2022.
Tyler is interested in how sensory information is encoded in the brain, what can hinder or improve sensory encoding, and how these changes might be initiated. He also has an interest in the roles of neural immunology and neuropharmacology on brain development and their ultimate cognitive effects.
Outside of the lab, Tyler enjoys the iterative process of brewing good espresso, appreciates quality game design, and loves taking walks with his goldendoodle, Leo.
Jiayue Yang is a future master's student working on developing Parkinson’s Disease biomarkers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral analyses. She will be completing her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience at McGill in the Winter of 2023.
Jiayue is interested in the dynamics of brain networks in disease models, the relation of neurophysiology to specific behaviors, and the implementation of machine learning in neuroscience research. Currently, she is completing an undergraduate research course within the SSBM lab using machine learning (DeepLabCut) to detect and analyze animal behaviors.
Outside of the lab, she can be found cooking new recipes.