Interested in becoming a research assistant in the Media Neuroscience
Lab? Here's some information to get you started.



Here’s the information you need to know about the studies currently running in the lab.

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Data Collection

Most research assistants in the Media Neuroscience Lab participate in data collection. Any given quarter we have several projects for which we are actively collecting data. This could range from running behavioral experiments in a computer lab to assisting in neuroimaging.

Documentation and “Data Wrangling”

With the large quantity of data produced in the lab each quarter, research assistants are commonly asked to participate in assembling documentation for data collection protocols to make sure that all data are well organized and interpretable. Research assistants may also be asked to check data for errors or inconsistencies.

Literature Reviews

Often, research assistants in the lab are asked to assist graduate students and other researchers in gathering, reading, and summarizing research in the field. These reviews span a wide range of topics related to neuroscience, computer science, communication, and technology.