Isabella Lalena

Isabella Lalena

Isabella Lalena

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: Neuroimaging, brain stimulation, reinforcement learning, brain-computer interfaces

Isabella Lalena is a Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience doctoral student in the Computational Social Neuroscience Group (CSNG), led by Dr. Thompson. She graduated from George Mason University in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology & Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, she digitally reconstructed neurons in 3D for the NeuroMorpho database, for which she received the Outstanding Neuroscience Senior Award. Her current research interests include neuroimaging, brain stimulation, reinforcement learning, and brain-computer interfaces. As a graduate student, she has been involved in various clubs and organizations, including Students in Neuroscience (SiN), Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO), and CBN Writing Group.


Courses Taught

PSYC 373: Biopsychology Laboratory
PSYC 317: Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 372: Biopsychology 


BS Psychology & Neuroscience, George Mason University, 2019