Current Members

IMG_3234 Heather Neyedli – Principal Investigator 

Assistant 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: hneyedli [at] dal [dot] ca / Twitter @HeatherNeyedli

Photo on 2015-10-16 at 8.04 PM #2 Ghislain d’Entremont – Masters Student (Kinesiology)

B.Sc – Department of Neuroscience – Dalhousie

Science Related Interests: Ghislain is interested in using machine learning and statistical methods to develop neurofeedback training protocols for cognitive enhancement. 

Beyond the Lab Interests: MMA, Music (Drums)

Contact: ghislaindentremont [at] gmail [dot] com

Wheejae_Kim Wheejae Kim – Masters Student (Industrial Engineering) 

BEng – Industrial Engineering – Dalhousie University
Dipl Eng – Dalhousie University

Science Related Interests: Wheejae’s main research interest is to investigates trust in teams that include multiple humans interacting with an automated system.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Travel, Good food, New things in general


FullSizeRender 4 Chelsey Sanderson – Masters Student (Kinesiology)

B.Sc Kinesiology – Department of Applied Human Sciences, UPE

Science Related Interests: Chelsey is interested in Brain Injury and rehabilitation. Her past research endeavours have included studying concussion and concussion testing protocols in athletes, as well as fall risks in the elderly population. 

Beyond the Lab Interests: Chelsey is a certified instructor (MBATD) in traditional step dancing, she also enjoys music with friends, and travelling.

Contact: Chelsey.Sanderson [at] dal [dot] ca

img_2795 Jennifer Swansburg – Masters Student (Kinesiology)

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

2 years of Biology – Memorial University

Science Related Interests: Neural control of movement (motor patterns & planning), as well as the relationship between these and biomechanics. Currently, investigating the effects of ‘attention’ and it’s effects on the body’s movement patterns as a reaction to an external stimulus. 

Beyond the Lab Interests: Camping, hiking, reading & road trips

Contact: jenniferswansburg [at] gmail [dot] com

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

Contact: ky625451 [at] dal [dot] ca

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.

Contact: ch375146 [at] dal [dot] ca


kevin  Kevin LeBlanc – Research Assistant

PhD Neuroscience Student – Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

MSc. Kinesiology – School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University
B.A. Honours in Psychology- Department of Psychology, Mount Allison University

Science Related Interests: Kevin’s main research interest is to investigate action-centered theories and models of attention on grasping and reaching behaviour. Specifically, he is interested in how we plan and execute sequential actions and how positive and negative outcomes can influence movement trajectories. He is also interested in how conscious perception can influence goal-directed actions and how different exercise protocol affects attention.

Beyond the Lab Interests: Running, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Hockey, Acadian History and Heavy Metal Music.

Contact: leblanc.kevin [at] gmail [dot] com