Dr Haline Schendan
Profiles

Dr Haline Schendan

Associate Professor (Reader) in Cognitive Neuroscience

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)

Role

Research and education in human cognitive neuroscience of vision, memory and learning, embodied (grounded) cognition, neuroplasticity, temperament (focusing on sensitivity / plasticity traits), personality, social attachment, change mechanisms (plasticity) for personality and neurobehavioural characteristics, neurobehavioural individual differences, mental wellbeing, and creativity

Qualifications

Post-doctoral fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience (functional magnetic resonance imaging, neuropsychology), Boston University, Boston, MA, 1998-2003.

Ph.D. in Cognitive Science & Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1998.

M.S. in Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA, 1992.

B.A. in Neurobiology, high distinction and high honors, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 1990.

Professional membership

Member of the Cognitive NeuroscienceSociety (CNS)

Member of the Society For Neuroscience(SFN)

Member of the Society forPsychophysiological Research (SPR)

Full Member of The PsychonomicSociety

Member of the Vision Sciences Society(VSS)

Member of the International Attachment Network (IAN)

 

Teaching interests

Office Hours:  by appointment (email a request) or:

W 12-13:00, Th 17-18:00, 

except reading week, which will be by appointment.

Teach on the following modules:

Stage 1:   Psyc 101, 102, 103 Tutorial. Psyc 107PP.

Stage 2:  Psyc 205 Skills Packages.

Stage 3/4:
    Psyc 402 Psychobiology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
    Psyc 403-404 Options in Psychobiology (Cognitive Neuroscience)
    Psyc 406 Psychology Project A (Cognitive Neuroscience)

Masters
   Psyc 505 Biopsychology (Cognitive Neuroscience)     
   Psyc 561 Electroencephalography and Event-Related Potential Methods
   Psyc 570 Issues in Cognitive and Brain Science    

Research interests

The Schendan Adaptive Brain and Plasticity Lab aims to determine the brain mechanisms that support personal growth and change.One way that we do this is to determine the brain mechanisms for learning and long-termmemory. We do this primarily in the visual sensory modality because this is thedominant sense in primates, including humans, and is the best understood. Thisenables us to answer precise questions about the exact processes forneuroplasticity, learning and memory from stimulus to response. We focus on non-or minimally- conscious processing, learning and memory that are the largest influenceson behavior. We focus on nonverbal processes to interface with animal models.

Another way that we determine mechanisms forpersonal growth and change is to determine how the biological roots ofpersonality and self development influence neurobehavioral characteristics(e.g., sets of patterns of psychophysiological and neurophysiological,cognitive, creativity, emotional, and personal characteristics) and how these characteristicschange with experience (e.g., learning, studying, psychotherapy interventions).We focus on the two major established influences on neurodevelopment ofpersonality and self that are also associated with the most substantialpotential for change and personal growth: Attachment and temperament,especially plastic/sensitive traits that are exceptionally environmentallyreactive for better and for worse. Altogether, our non-pathologizing, adaptivebrain and plasticity framework and these mechanisms explain the majority ofindividual variation in mental wellbeing and how to use neuroplasticity,learning and memory to improve wellbeing according to the personal adaptive historyof the individual. We aim revolutionize understanding of personal development,mental wellbeing and psychological interventions for personal growth. This willfundamentally alter many human domains, including healthcare, education,government, culture and society.

Our research programme combines multiplemethods of cognitive socioemotional neuroscience, including electroencephalography,event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance imaging, group studies(e.g., people with symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma or neurologicalproblems such as Parkinson’s disease, mediotemporal lobe amnesia, or whitematter changes).



Research groups

  • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
  • Brain

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Greven CU, Lionetti F, Booth C, Aron EN, Fox E, Schendan HE, Pluess M, Bruining H, Acevedo B 2019 'Sensory Processing Sensitivity in the context of Environmental Sensitivity: A critical review and development of research agenda' Neurosci Biobehav Rev 98, 287-305 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Bridges D & Schendan H 2018 'The sensitive, open creator' Personality and Individual Differences 142, 179-185 , DOI PEARL
Bridges D & Schendan HE 2018 'Sensitive individuals are more creative' Personality and Individual Differences 142, 186-195 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Ganis G, Bridges D, Hsu C-W & Schendan HE 2016 'Is anterior N2 enhancement a reliable electrophysiological index of concealed information?' NeuroImage 143, 152-165 , DOI PEARL
Schendan HE & Ganis G 2015 'Top-down modulation of visual processing and knowledge after 250 ms supports object constancy of category decisions' Frontiers in Psychology Author Site Publisher Site PEARL
Schendan HE, Tinaz S, Maher SM & Stern CE 2013 'Frontostriatal and mediotemporal lobe contributions to implicit higher-order spatial sequence learning declines in aging and Parkinson's disease' Behav Neurosci 127, (2) 204-221 Author Site , DOI
Ganis G & Schendan HE 2013 'Concealed semantic and episodic autobiographical memory electrified' Frontiers in Human Neuroscience PEARL
Ganis G & Schendan HE 2013 'Concealed semantic and episodic autobiographical memory electrified' Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (JAN)
Schendan HE & Ganis G 2012 'Electrophysiological potentials reveal cortical mechanisms for mental imagery, mental simulation, and grounded (embodied) cognition' Frontiers in Psychology PEARL
Ganis G, Smith D & Schendan HE 2012 'The N170, not the P1, indexes the earliest time for categorical perception of faces, regardless of interstimulus variance' Neuroimage 62, (3) 1563-1574 , DOI
Ganis G, Smith D & Schendan HE 2012 'The N170, not the P1, indexes the earliest time for categorical perception of faces, regardless of interstimulus variance' Neuroimage (62) 1563-1574 , DOI
Schendan HE & Ganis G 2012 'Face-Specificity Is Robust across Diverse Stimuli and Individual People, Even When Interstimulus Variance Is Zero' Psychophysiology: an international journal
Ganis G, Rosenfeld JP, Meixner J, Kievit RA & Schendan HE 2011 'Lying in the scanner: covert countermeasures disrupt deception detection by functional magnetic resonance imaging' Neuroimage 55, (1) 312-319 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Lucia LC 2010 'Object-sensitive activity reflects earlier perceptual and later cognitive processing of visual objects between 95 and 500ms' Brain Res 1329, 124-141 Author Site , DOI
Voss JL, Schendan HE & Paller KA 2010 'Finding meaning in novel geometric shapes influences electrophysiological correlates of repetition and dissociates perceptual and conceptual priming' Neuroimage 49, (3) 2879-2889 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Lucia LC 2009 'Visual object cognition precedes but also temporally overlaps mental rotation' Brain Res 1294, 91-105 Author Site , DOI
SCHENDAN H & MAHER S 2009 'Object knowledge during entry-level categorization is activated and modified by implicit memory after 200 ms' NeuroImage 44, (4) 1423-1438 , DOI
Schendan HE, Amick MM & Cronin-Golomb A 2009 'Role of a lateralized parietal-basal ganglia circuit in hierarchical pattern perception: evidence from Parkinson's disease' Behav Neurosci 123, (1) 125-136 Author Site , DOI
Ganis G & Schendan HE 2008 'Visual mental imagery and perception produce opposite adaptation effects on early brain potentials' Neuroimage 42, (4) 1714-1727 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Stern CE 2008 'Where vision meets memory: prefrontal-posterior networks for visual object constancy during categorization and recognition' Cereb Cortex 18, (7) 1695-1711 Author Site , DOI
Tinaz S, Schendan HE & Stern CE 2008 'Fronto-striatal deficit in Parkinson's disease during semantic event sequencing' Neurobiol Aging 29, (3) 397-407 Author Site , DOI
Olesen PJ, Schendan HE, Amick MM & Cronin-Golomb A 2007 'HIV infection affects parietal-dependent spatial cognition: evidence from mental rotation and hierarchical pattern perception' Behav Neurosci 121, (6) 1163-1173 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Kutas M 2007 'Neurophysiological evidence for transfer appropriate processing of memory: processing versus feature similarity' Psychon Bull Rev 14, (4) 612-619 Author Site
Schendan HE & Kutas M 2007 'Neurophysiological evidence for the time course of activation of global shape, part, and local contour representations during visual object categorization and memory' J Cogn Neurosci 19, (5) 734-749 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Stern CE 2007 'Mental rotation and object categorization share a common network of prefrontal and dorsal and ventral regions of posterior cortex' Neuroimage 35, (3) 1264-1277 Author Site , DOI
Ganis G, Schendan HE & Kosslyn SM 2007 'Neuroimaging evidence for object model verification theory: Role of prefrontal control in visual object categorization' Neuroimage 34, (1) 384-398 Author Site , DOI
Tinaz S, Schendan HE, Schon K & Stern CE 2006 'Evidence for the importance of basal ganglia output nuclei in semantic event sequencing: an fMRI study' Brain Res 1067, (1) 239-249 Author Site , DOI
Amick MM, Schendan HE, Ganis G & Cronin-Golomb A 2006 'Frontostriatal circuits are necessary for visuomotor transformation: mental rotation in Parkinson's disease' Neuropsychologia 44, (3) 339-349 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE, Searl MM, Melrose RJ & Stern CE 2003 'Sequence? What Sequence?: the human medial temporal lobe and sequence learning' Mol Psychiatry 8, (11) 896-897 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE, Searl MM, Melrose RJ & Stern CE 2003 'An FMRI study of the role of the medial temporal lobe in implicit and explicit sequence learning' Neuron 37, (6) 1013-1025 Author Site
Schendan HE & Kutas M 2003 'Time course of processes and representations supporting visual object identification and memory' J Cogn Neurosci 15, (1) 111-135 Author Site , DOI
Schendan HE & Kutas M 2002 'Neurophysiological evidence for two processing times for visual object identification' Neuropsychologia 40, (7) 931-945 Author Site
Bardenhagen F, Oscar-Berman M, Bowden S, Schendan H & Weber D 1999 'A prerequisite for inferring defective response inhibition from perseverative errors' ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY 14, (8) 638-639 Author Site
Schendan HE & Kutas M 1999 'Neurophysiological investigations of perceptual implicit memory: Process versus feature transfer' JOURNAL OF COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE 38-38 Author Site
Schendan HE, Ganis G & Kutas M 1998 'Neurophysiological evidence for visual perceptual categorization of words and faces within 150 ms' Psychophysiology 35, (3) 240-251 Author Site
Schendan HE, Kanwisher NG & Kutas M 1997 'Early brain potentials link repetition blindness, priming and novelty detection' Neuroreport 8, (8) 1943-1948 Author Site
Ganis G & Schendan H 1992 'Hebbian Learning of Artificial Grammars' Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society
Reviews
Ganis G & Schendan HE 2011 'Visual imagery' Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science 2, (3) 239-252
Chapters
Ganis G & Schendan HE 2012 'Cognitive Neuroscience of Mental Imagery: Methods and Paradigms' in Lacey S; Lawson R Multisensory Imagery: Theory and Applications
Schendan HE 2012 'Implicit memory' in Ramachandran VS Encyclopedia of Human Behavior Academic Press PEARL
Schendan HE 2012 'Semantic memory' in Ramachandran VS Encyclopedia of Human Behavior Academic Press PEARL
Schendan HE 2012 'Semantic memory' Encyclopedia of Human Behaviour Oxford, United Kingdom Elsevier
Conference Papers
Schendan H 2013 'Mental simulation for grounding object cognition' Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Cognitive Science Society 1684-1685 Publisher Site PEARL
Schendan HE & Lucia LC 2012 'Top-down processes from prefrontal and parietal cortex support the perceptual constancy of decision-making and implicit memory after 200ms' Elsevier BV 404-404 , DOI
Schendan HE 2007 'Cortical dynamics for visual knowledge about objects: Where vision meets memory' S3-S3
Slocombe EA, Lucia LC & Schendan HE 2007 'Cortical dynamics of object-sensitive neural activity' S70-S70
Schendan HE 2007 'ERP and fMRI studies reveal the cortical dynamics of visual object knowledge' S3-S3
Schendan HE & Kutas M 2006 'Event-related potential investigation of transfer appropriate processing: Role of memory for perceptual grouping processes and global shapes, parts, and local contours in visual object cognition' S88-S88
Maher SM & Schendan HE 2006 'Event-related potential investigation of visual object categorization and memory' S61-S62
Ganis G, Schendan HE & Kosslyn SM 2006 'Neuroimaging evidence for object model verification theory: Role of prefrontal control in visual object categorization' S40-S40
SCHENDAN H & SOC CSCI 1992 'ATTENTION, MEMORY, AND CONCEPTS IN AUTISM' 1110-1115
Schendan H 1992 'Attention, Memory, and Concepts in Autism' Cognitive Science Society Bloomington, Indiana 1110-1115 PEARL
GANIS G & SCHENDAN H 1992 'HEBBIAN LEARNING OF ARTIFICIAL GRAMMARS' {838-843}-{838-843}
Ganis G & Schendan H 1992 'Hebbian Learning of Artificial Grammars' Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society Bloomington, Indiana 838-843 PEARL

Links

For more information about my research program, please see:
website for HESchendan