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 doctoral candidate in the Computational Social Neuroscience Group (CSNG), led by Dr. Thompson. Her current research interests include neuroimaging, brain stimulation, reinforcement learning, brain-computer interfaces, and pain modulation. 

Courses Taught

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


MA Psychology, Concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, George Mason University, 2023

BS Psychology & Neuroscience, George Mason University, 2019

Recent Presentations

Lalena, I., & Thompson, J.C. (2023, November 11-15). Past-oriented v. future-oriented reappraisal for thermal pain modulation [Poster presentation]. SfN Neuroscience 2023, Washington, DC, United States.!/10892/presentation/35386