Kim Lewis Meidenbauer

Ph.D. Student

I am a graduate student in Integrative Neuroscience working with Dr. Marc Berman. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012, where I worked in Dr. Christine Larson’s Affective Neuroscience Lab performing ERP studies of emotion. Following graduation, I worked primarily in a multi-modal imaging lab at the Medical College of Wisconsin, conducting parallel and simultaneous EEG-fMRI studies. Broadly, I am interested in the effects of environmental factors such as nature exposure and heat stress on cognition, emotion, and social behavior.  I’m currently working on projects looking at what role environmental preferences play in nature’s benefits, using functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity while people interact with different environment types, and how thermal stress influences cognitive processing and aggressive behaviors.