Paying Attention to Attention
A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Understanding Depression & Anxiety
Arielle S. Keller
I'm a Stanford Neurosciences PhD candidate, conducting research at the intersection of cognitive, clinical, and computational neuroscience.
Moving Beyond "Mood"
Attention Impairments in Major Depression
Concentration difficulties are a diagnostic criterion for major depression and are associated with poorer quality of life, but we know relatively little about the specific types of attention that are impaired and their neural underpinnings.
Leveraging knowledge from cognitive neuroscience, I aim to understand what specific attention sub-functions (e.g., selective, sustained, divided) go awry in depression and their neural correlates.
2016 - present
2012 - 2016
Neurosciences PhD Candidate
BS Neuroscience, Psychology
Awards & Funding Sources
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
Stanford Center for Mind, Brain and Computation Traineeship
NIH Computational Neuroscience Traineeship (2014-2016)
Phi Beta Kappa (2016)
Reis and Sowul Family Prize in Neuroscience (2016)
Ricardo Morant Award in Psychology
Psi Chi, International Honor Society in Psychology (2015-2016)
Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Research (2015)
Sustaining the Mind Scholarship (2015)