08 Mar PROFILE: Amanda Easson, (PhD 2)
Where are you from and how did you end up in U of T Psychology?
I grew up in Markham, Ontario, and completed Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University, where I discovered my love for cognitive neuroscience and research in general. I was drawn to U of T because of its high research calibre and opportunities to study autism using neuroimaging.
Whose lab are you in and what are you studying?
I am in Dr. Randy McIntosh’s lab. I study intrinsic brain dynamics in individuals with autism spectrum disorder using structural and functional neuroimaging and computational modeling.
What do you currently want to know more about? Or what is a skill you would like to develop?
I am always looking to improve my programming skills, especially in Python, MATLAB, and R.
Last non-non-fiction book you read?
Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain, by Antonio Damasio.
If not this, what would you be doing with your life?
Good question – I have no idea 🙂 .
Advice for potential graduate students?
Stay positive and don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Want to get in touch with Amanda? She can be reached at: amanda.easson <at>mail.utoronto.ca