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Education

2014

       B.A. Psychology, Cum Laude'
       Cognitive Science certificate
       University of Colorado at Boulder,
       College of Arts & Sciences

Work Experience

2014 - present

       Lab Manager & Professional Research Assistant
       Social Neuroscience & Games Lab
       Director: R. McKell Carter
       Institute of Cognitive Science
       University of Colorado at Boulder        

2012 - 2014

       Research Assistant
       Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience Lab
       Director: Tor D. Wager
       Department of Psychology
       University of Colorado at Boulder

      

Awards & Distinctions

2014                 -  CU Boulder Honors, Cum Laude', in Psychology
2014                 -  CU Boulder Certificate in Cognitive Science
2013 - 2014      -  CU Dean's List
2013                 -  CU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
2013                 -  CU Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (Grant)

Skills

Data Processing & Analysis
- Pandas, NumPy
- Rstudio, SPSS, Matlab
- fsl, FreeSurfer

Data Acquisiition & Stimuluis Presentation
- fMRI: 3.0 Tesla Siemens MAGNETOM Prisma MRI scanner
- BIOPAC Psychological Data Acquisition Software
- E-prime, PsychoPy, PsTurk

Full Stack Development
- Python: Flask, Sqlalchemy
- Javascript: jQuery, Bootstrap, d3, three.js
- SQL: MySQL, SQLlite

Other
- Unix shell
- Git
- Swift / objective-c
- Emergent Neural Network Simulator Software
- Microsoft Office

Posters, Talks & Publications

Posters
Fairley, K., Parelman, J.M., Farrant, D., Carter, R.M. (2016, November). Social Risk Preferences and Real-life Risk Behaviors. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Economic Society Association, Tucson, AZ.

Fairley, K., Parelman, J.M., Farrant, D., Carter, R.M. (2016, August). Social Modulation of Risky Behavior. Poster presented at the 12 annual meeting of Society for Neuroeconomics, Berlin, Germany.

Jung, H., Mosner, M.G., McLaurin, R.E., Hakimi, S., Parelman, J.M., Kinard, J., Chakraborty, P., Dichter, G., Carter, R.M. (2016, May). Co-opted Social Cognitive Neural Substrates in Autism During Strategic Gameplay. Poster presented at the 71st Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting of Society of Biological Psychiatry, Atlanta, GA.

Jung, H., Mosner, M.G., McLaurin, R.E., Hakimi, S., Parelman, J.M., Kinard, J., Chakraborty, P., Dichter, G., Carter, R.M. (2016, April). Testing for Co-opted Higher-Order Social Cognition in Autism. Oral presentation presented at the 86th Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Parelman, J.M. , Foster, J.M., Fairley, K., Hakimi, S., Jones, M., Carter R.M. (2015, Sept.). Social Balloon Analogue Risk Task: Competitive & cooperative rule effects on social decision making. Poster presented at the 11th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics, Miami, FL.

Law, J.R., Skene, J.A.G., Parelman, J.M., Vidmar, N., Beskind, D.H., Carter, R.M., Pearson, J.M., Skene, J.H.P. (2015, Oct.). Mechanisms of decision-making in criminal trials. Poster presented at the 45th Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Lopez-Sola, M., Ruzic, L., Buhle, J.T., Parelman, J.M., Wager, T.D. (2014, April). Effectis of social support on brain responses to painful stimulation in romantic couples. Poster presented at the 7th annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Denver, CO.


Talks
Socket Programming and Multi-Subject Experimental Design (April 2016). Presented methods and examples of network programming techniques for multi-subject social experiments.

Relevant Coursework & Readings

Coursework
- Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
- Research Methods in Social Psychology
- Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology

Readings
- Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction - Sutton & Barto
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging ed.2 - Huettel, Song & McCarthy