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Cindy Bukach, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond, was one of 30 participants in the 2011 ERP Boot Camp at the University of California-Davis July 11–20. She received a scholarship to attend the workshop, which is funded by the National Institute for Mental Health.

The program included lectures from experts in the field of event-related potential (ERP), structured discussions, individual consultations and a substantial laboratory component. After the workshop, participants are expected to conduct research using ERP techniques. ERPs are a direct measure of brain activity recorded from electrodes placed on the scalp. They provide information about the timing of cognitive processes in response to an event, such as viewing a picture or word.

Bukach studies human cognitive process and neural organization of vision and memory in such areas as object recognition and second language acquisition. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Victoria.