Current Members

IMG_3234 Heather Neyedli – Principal Investigator 

Associate Professor – KinesiologySchool of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie
Crosslistings: Industrial Engineering, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience


Post Doc – Plasticity Group – Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain (FMRIB) – University of Oxford
PhD – Action and Attention Lab Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education – University of Toronto
M.A.Sc – Cognitive Engineering Laboratory  – Mechanical and Industrial Engineering – University of Toronto
B.Sc –KinesiologySchool of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie

Science Related Interests: Heather’s research broadly investigates how humans select, plan and execute actions and more particularly how humans optimize their performance in terms of these actions in a variety of environments. She uses statistical decision making models to assess decision making through action selection in laboratory-based tasks as well as in applied settings. Her research also aims to investigate and improve the performance of human and technology systems with previous work investigating a range of applications from combat identification systems to prevent friendly-fire to brain-computer interfaces to provide neurofeedback for stroke patients.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Rugby, Weightlifting and Cooking

Contact: / Twitter @HeatherNeyedli

kytlaforwebsite Kyla Malayang – Masters Student (Kinesiology)

Psychology – McEwan University

Science Related Interests: Kyla is interested in the use of neurofeedback training to explore the relationship between cognitive performance and psychological disorders. Her past research interests have included learning and spatial memory in red squirrels, as well as the use of the method of loci to enhance memory performance in undergraduates

Beyond the Lab Interests: Folk music festivals, road trips, and running


Chris Chris Holland – NSERC USRA and Honours Student

BSc. Student – Kinesiology – School of Health and Human Performance

Science Related Interests: Chris is new to research and is open to pursuing his interest in studies involving a broad range of aspects of human performance. Moving through his undergraduate degree, he hopes to get a fuller understanding of the research opportunities available through pursuing Independent Studies and Honours.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Running, rowing, playing musical instruments, travel.



undefined Chloe Devine- Kinesiology Student (4th year)

DISP (1st year) – Dalhousie Integrated Sciences Program, Dalhousie University

Science Related Interests: Concussions, decision making, neurofeedback and sports related injuries and their effects on human performance.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Hockey, Soccer, hiking and traveling


Grace Barnhart – Master’s student- Kinesiology

Educational Background:

BSc (H) in Kinesiology – School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University

Current Program: MSc Kinesiology – School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University

Science Related Interests: Grace’s primary research interest is the interactions between human operators and automated systems. She is specifically interested in understanding the effects of system characteristics on overall performance of a human-automation team, and how these characteristics can be adjusted to improve performance.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Any activity that brings her outdoors including hiking, running, swimming, biking, snowboarding and camping. She is also interested in travel and emergency medicine.


Katelyn Scott – Honour’s student – Kinesiology

Educational Background:

Honours Student, BSc. Kinesiology- School of Health and Human Performance 

Science Related Interests: Katelyn is new to research this year. She is looking forward to enhancing her research skills while completing her honours project in the cognitive and motor performance field. After her undergraduate degree she plans to further her education by pursuing a masters in physiotherapy. 

Beyond the Lab Interests: Basketball, running, skiing, and reading


Nour Mohamed – NSERC undergraduate student

Bsc. Science Student -Neuroscience – Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

Science Related Interests: Nour is new to research this year. He is open to learn more about what opportunities research offers. He is currently developing his MatLab skills, as he is interested in coding and conducting data analysis. Nour is also an aspiring dentist as he is planning to apply to Dental school after his undergrad.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Soccer, Weightlifting, Business.