Vitae

SUMMARY

Freelance Technical Writer for software and hardware products. Previous academic research focus in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology, and Human Factors. Additional experience with web design, graphical design, video production, and statistical analysis.

 

SPECIALIZATIONS

User documentation, Reference guides, Functional Requirement Specifications, Business Processes, User Interface Design

 

EMPLOYMENT

Freelance Technical Writer
Lowenthal Technical Communications
January 2012 – Present

Technical Writer
Burst Media
June 2008 – January 2012

Training, Documentation, and Technical Support Specialist
Applied Science Laboratories
February 2005 – January 2008

Senior Research Technician, Lab Manager
Interpersonal Perception and Communication Laboratory
Harvard University & Tufts University
February 2002 – August 2004

Research Assistant
NIMH Center for the study of Emotion and Attention
University of Florida
February 2000 – July 2001

 

EDUCATION

Bachelors of Science in Psychology
University of Florida
December 1999

 

COURSEWORK & RESEARCH FOCUS

Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Attention, Perception, Human Factors & Usability

Experimental Design and Analysis with Statistics and Statistical Analysis

EEG, ERP, fMRI

 

DOCUMENTATION & TRAINING

Technical Writing: User Manuals, Reference Manuals. Training Material, Internal Documentation, Web Material, Specification Documents, Scientific Publications, Federal Grants, Marketing & Sales Document

Technical Training: Individual, Small Group.  In-person & Web Based.  Training Video Production, Training Support Material Development

 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Chiao, J.Y., Adams, R.B. Jr., Tse, P.U., Lowenthal, W.T., Richeson, J.A., Ambady, N. (2008). Knowing who is boss: fMRI and ERP investigations of social dominance perception. Group Relations and Intergroup Processes (Special Issue in Social Neuroscience), 11(2), 201-214

Keil, A., Bradley, M.M., Junghofer, M., Russmann, T., Lowenthal, W., Lang, P.J.  (2007). Cross-modal attention capture by affective stimuli: Evidence from event-related potentials.  Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 7(1), 18-24.

Gray, H. M., Ambady, N., Lowenthal, W. T., & Deldin, P.  (2004).  P300 as an index of attention to self-relevant stimuli.  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40(2), 216-224.

 

CONFERENCE POSTERS AND ABSTRACTS

Chiao, J.Y., Lowenthal, W.T., Adams, R.B., Ambady, N. (2004). Gender differences in neural  responses to social dominance cues. Poster presented at the 16th American Psychological Society, Chicago, Il.

Chiao, J.Y., Adams, R.B., Lowenthal, W.T., Tse, P., Richeson, J.A., Ambady, N.  (2004). Knowing who’s boss: FMRI and ERP investigations of social dominance perception from the face.  Poster to be presented at the 11th Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Chiao, J. Y., Savage C. R., Rauch, S. C., Lowenthal W. T., Ambady, N. (2003).  Race affects neural responses to emotional expressions: Evidence from ERP and FMRI.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Gray, H. M., Ambady, N., Lowenthal, W. T., & Deldin, P. (2003).  P300 as an index to Self- Relevant Material.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Chiao, J.Y., Lowenthal, W., Ambady, N. (2003).  ERP correlates of implicit and explicit emotion categorization of same- and other-race faces.  Poster presented at the 10th Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, New York, NY.

Lowenthal, W.T., Bradley, M.M, Junghoefer, M., Lang, P.J. (2001).  Affective difference in probe P3: Source localization.  Poster presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Montreal, Quebec.

Cole, M.A., Perlstein, W.M., Lowenthal W., Jones, V.M., Lageman, S.K., Keil, K., & Demery, J. (2001).  Steady state evoked potentials reveal spatio-temporal brain activity during working memory.  Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Perlstein, W. M., Lowenthal, W. T., Junghoefer, M., Bradley, M. M., Lang, P. J. (2000).  Emotional arousal effects distributed cortical activity revealed by high-density EEG.  Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, San Diego, CA.  Psychophysiology, 37, S78.