Dr. Chelsea Ekstrand, Principle Investigator
Chelsea is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Canadian Centre for Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge. She completed her Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Saskatchewan, and her postdoctoral training at Western University. Before that, she received a B.Sc. in Psychology, also from the University of Saskatchewan. Her research focuses on understanding how the brain processes the "real-world" by using naturalistic stimuli during neuroimaging to examine patterns of brain activity associated with complex cognitive processing. When she's not studying brains and coding, she can often be found walking her dog, Philly, and exploring the beautiful landscapes Alberta has to offer, or cooking elaborate meals with her partner, Matthew.
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