Megan deBettencourt, PhD

2022 K99/R00 Awardee
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University of Chicago
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Megan deBettencourt is a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Ed Vogel and Dr. Ed Awh at the University of Chicago. She received her BS in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University and earned her PhD in Neuroscience at Princeton University working with Dr. Ken Norman and Dr. Nick Turk-Browne. During her PhD, she developed brain-computer interfaces to track attention fluctuations with real-time fMRI and pioneered closed-loop fMRI neurofeedback to train human attention. Currently, she studies the real-time dynamics of cognitive processes, encompassing both attention and memory. Her BRAIN Initiative project aims to examine the relationship between working memory and long-term memory using scalp and intracranial electroencephalogram (EEG), and to develop real-time interventions to enhance memory.