I received my BA in Psychology from Drew University, in Madison NJ. While at Drew I was a researcher in the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory, investigating the neural substrates of associative learning and memory in rodents. Additionally, I completed a behavioral pharmacology study focused on spatial navigation and memory in rodents at the University of Minnesota. After graduating, I took a position as a research assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, in a Geriatric Neuropsychology Laboratory. Finally, I completed my MSc in Cognitive Science through a double-degree fellowship program at the University of Trento, and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy, in 2013. My master degree project was an fMRI study aimed at investigating the neural basis of logical connectives.
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Cousens, G. A., Skrobacz, C. G., & Blumenthal, A. (2011). Nucleus accumbens carbachol disrupts olfactory and fear-potentiated startle and attenuates baseline startle reactivity. Behavioural Brain Research, 216(2), 673-680. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2010.09.011
Blumenthal, A., Steiner, A., Seeland, K., Redish, & A. D. (2011). Effects of pharmacological manipulations of NMDA-receptors on deliberation in the Multiple-T task. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 95(3), 376-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2011.01.011