Jarrett earned his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2020. He pursued the field of cognitive neuroscience during his bachelors where he worked with Dr. Alyssa Brewer and her mindSPACE lab. There he investigated and learned techniques related to cortical field mapping, cortical plasticity, chronic pain, working memory, and BOLD fMRI mapping and correcting anatomical distinctions of white & gray matter tracks per participants. During his undergraduate thesis, his goal was to study the effects videogames have on an individual’s visual working memory and further understand if gaming could be used as a non-invasive treatment for those with cognitive impairments. His training and exposure to research ultimately led him to continue in the field in hopes of pursuing his PhD.. He then assisted with Dr. Stark’s research looking into the mechanisms of memory and aging. He hopes to continue his research looking at how memory & behavior and be altered by effects such as gaming, age, or biological changes in an individual with his upcoming research in the fall with Dr Brewer.
‘Childish Decisions: When adults are told to learn, they act more like children’, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of California, Irvine, Spring 2019
‘Chronic Pain: Finding a More Accurate Measurement’, Summer Undergraduate Research Program, University of California, Irvine, Spring 2020
‘Computer Gaming: The Effects of Specific Video-Game Expertise and Personality traits on Visual Working Memory.’, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of California, Irvine, Spring 2020
Bachelors of Psychology, 2020
University of California, Irvine
Associate of Arts in General Studies, 2016
Arapahoe Community College