Professor Kimble’s Psychophysiology Lab focuses on attentional processes in survivors of psychological trauma, particularly military veterans.
We use eye tracking and brain imaging to better understand difficulties with concentration and hypervigilance in trauma survivors.
Office Hours: Summer: By appointment
Directions to Lab
From the Rotary in Downtown Middlebury
- Take the exit that says Route 125 (College Street)
- Go through the College and down the big hill
- At the bottom of the hill, take a Right onto Bicentennial Way
- Go about 1/8 of a mile and take your first left.
- Park in the parking lot (parking is free)
- Go up the path towards Bicentennial Hall
- Go through the doors
- Up the steps into the Great Hall
- At the top of the steps, take a hard left and head down the hallway
- Find Room 279 on your left.
If you get turned around, call me at 443-5402.
Kelly recently completed an internship at an LGBT justice non-profit in the Washington, D.C. area. She is currently a Master of Arts in Religion candidate at Yale Divinity School, where she is studying social ethics.
Abhishek graduated from Middlebury in 2011 and is currently studying medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He has a growing interest in the field of health care delivery in the U.S. Outside of school, Abhishek enjoys playing sports and being active.
Laura Batterink is currently in her final year of graduate school in the Cognitive Neuroscience program at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on investigating the role of implicit and explicit neural mechanisms in language processing and language acquisition, using event-related potentials. Laura’s immediate plans after completing her PhD Laura include pursuing further training in a post-doctoral position.
Morgan J Prust
Morgan graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury in 2006 with a BA in neuroscience. He worked at that National Institutes of Health for three years, using functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the genetic basis of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. He then worked at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, studying rare pediatric neurogenetic disorders. During this time, he completed his pre-medical course requirements and is now studying at Harvard Medical School, where he will graduate with an MD in 2015.
Julia is currently working in Los Angeles, CA as a behavior therapist for children with Autism and related disorders, implementing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs using Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT) for various academic and social skills.
Adam had worked in the Psychology Lab at Emory for the last two years, and a Linguistic Lab at Harvard University. Currently he is a first year Ph.D student at UC Santa Cruz studying Linguistics.
Cordelia works at UCLA in autism research. She plans on continuing completing a post-bac Master’s program in Physiology & Biophysics at Georgetown.
Yanik is at Tufts University School of Medicine pursuing a combined MD/MPH degree. He is currently researching complications of endovascular management of cerebral aneurysms, pediatric weight change following adenotonsillectomy, and the role of a teacher/coach in medical education. Yanik also volunteers as an assistant lacrosse coach at Belmont Hill School.
Molly is a senior research assistant in neurology at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. She coordinates studies for the Layton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research that look at predictors of cognitive impairment in elders. She is also completing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Portland State University, with the goal of becoming a licensed professional counselor
Libby Marks is in her first year of the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Washington. She is working in Lori Zoellner’s lab, studying the etiology and treatment of PTSD. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders at Mass General Hospital in Boston.
- Neurobiological models in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Effects on public perception and patient care
- Eye tracking and visual attention to threating stimuli in veterans of the Iraq war
- Stimulus Novelty Differentially Affects Attentional Allocation in PTSD
- Peritraumatic Dissociation and Physiological response to trauma-relevant stimuli in Vietname combat veterans with PTSD
- Clinical correlates of neurological change in posttraumatic stress disorder: an overview of critical systems
- A CNV-Distraction Paradigm in Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Brief report: Sentence completion test in combat veterans with and without PTSD: preliminary findings
- Risk of unwanted sex for college women: Evidence for a red zone
- Emotional numbing in relation to stressful civilian experiences among college students
- Hippocampal Volume, PTSD, and Alcoholism in Combat Veterans
- Does the modified Stroop effect exist in PTSD? Evidence from dissertation abstracts and the peer reviewed literature
- Decisions to shoot in a weapon identification task
- Attention to novel and target stimuli in trauma survivors
- Exposure-based cognitive-behavioral treatment of PTSD in adults with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder: A pilot study
Patrick “Big Boy” Hebble
1st Asst. to Shadow
Hey I’m Big Boy. I work pretty hard in the lab and hold several speed records for data processing. I couldn’t get by without my co-worker/competitor Reliable Hugh who keeps me from going Super-Sayan on Mondays. I was born to run, and am gracing Middlebury with my fourth and final year of undergraduate education. #flo, that’s what I’m all about.
Hugh (Reliable Hugh) “SS” Randall
Asst. to Shadow
I’m the new addition to the Kimbo-Slice Lab Team. I bring hot stuff from the D1 UVM. I am studying psychology with a minor in Comm. Sci and Disorders. I’m either riding my bike, sitting in a computer chair, or sleeping in my bed.
Mariam is a Senior at from Essex Junction, Vermont. She is a double major is Psychology and Biology.
Andrew is a junior at Middlebury College. His hometown is Queens, NY. He is an Economics and Psychology Double Major.
When he is not in the lab he is running into burning buildings as a member of the Middlebury Volunteer firefighters.
Emily is a sophomore Psychology major from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jack Roberts is a junior Psychology major from Philadelphia. He is the nicest 6’8” student we know. When he is not in the lab dwarfing Patrick “big boy” Hebble, he is popping treys for the Middlebury Hoops team.