Crismeldy Veloz

School: 
Hunter College
Graduation Status: 
Graduated

Description:

I am a senior majoring in psychology with a minor in sociology. My main research interests lie in the ability to understand how neurological disease affect brain behavior. I believe that continued research on neurological disease can provide answers as to why and how the combination of genetic risk and environmental factors may influence early brain damage, for instance. As well as influencing the study of the reaction times of sensory information as it is processed in the brain. I am currently completing my honors thesis in Dr. James Gordon’s psychophysiology laboratory at Hunter College. My research project in Dr. James Gordon’s lab focuses on the human visual system and its early developmental changes that lead to differences between males and females in cortical brain structure. Last summer, I attended the Summer Science Academy at Vanderbilt University and worked with Dr. Carissa Cascio. There, I conducted research in the area of autism spectrum disorders. This summer, I conducted research alongside with Dr. Tara White at Brown University. This research focused on the biological basis of personality and temperament, and the differences between people in effects of alcohol and drugs on mood, behavior, and brain function. Upon graduating from Hunter College, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience and continued research on the aspects of neurological disease and how it affects brain behavior.

Presentation Summary:

  • Veloz, C. Sex Differences in Cortical Lateral Interactions Assessed Using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs). Talk presented at Hunter College – City University of New York, the 41st Annual Hunter Psychology Convention. New York, New York (April, 2013).
  • Veloz, C. Sex Differences in Cortical Lateral Interactions Assessed Using Visual Evoked Potentials (VEPs). Poster session presented at Hunter College UGRC. New York, New York (March, 2013).
  • Veloz, C. The Empathy Test in Relation to Autistic and Schizophrenic Traits – Poster session presented at Vanderbilt University Summer Science Academy (VSSA). New York, Tennessee (August, 2013).
  • Veloz, C.,. Using The MET-J Test to Study Empathy in Relation to Autistic and Schizophrenic Traits. St. Francis College, 25th Greater NY Conference on Behavioral Research, NY, NY (2013).
  • Veloz, C.,. Measuring The Spectrum of Autistic and Schizophrenic Traits in Relation to Cognitive and Emotional Empathy Measured With The MET-J Test. Society for Neuroscience – Diversity Fellows Poster Session, San Diego, CA. (Nov. 2013).
  • Veloz, C.,. Examining Sex Differences in Long and Short Lateral Range Inhibitory Processes Assessed Using Visual Evoked Potentials. Hunter College, Undergraduate Research Conference (UGRC), NY, NY. (March 2014).
  • Veloz, C.,. Using Visual Evoked Potentials to Examined Sex Differences in Long and Short-Range Lateral Interactions. Mercy College, Westchester Undergraduate Research Conference (WURC), NY, NY. (March 2014).
  • Veloz, C.,. Using Visual Evoked Potentials to Investigate Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Visual Spatial Differences in Males and Females. Pace University, 22nd Annual Pace University, New York, NY. (April 2014).
  • Veloz, C., The Study of Personality Traits in Relation to the Acute Subjective Effects of Amphetamine in Healthy Participants. Poster presented at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium (LANS) (August, 2014).
  • Veloz, C., Personality Traits in Relation to the Acute Subjective Effects of Amphetamine in Healthy Participants. Poster presented at Brown University, The Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR- EIP) (August, 2014).