Human Factors and Applied Cognition
Melissa is a fourth year doctoral student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition program and currently working with Dr. Pam Greenwood. As a member of the Arch lab, Melissa is interested ways to accelerate complex task training and augment human performance using neuropsychological methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and non-invasive brain stimulation. Her research is aimed at understanding how people learn complex tasks and how interactive technologies and automation aids affect our cognition.
Scheldrup, M., Greenwood, P.G., McKendrick, R., Strohl, J., Bikson, M., Alam, M., McKinley, R., Parasuraman, R. Transcranial direct current stimulation facilitates cognitive multi-task performance differentially depending on anode location and subtask (2014). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9(665) 1-13.
Blumberg, E. J., Foroughi, C. K., Scheldrup, M. R., Peterson, M. S., Boehm-Davis, D. A., & Parasuraman, R. (2014). Reducing the Disruptive Effects of Interruptions with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. doi:10.1177/0018720814565189
Parasuraman, R., Greenwood, P.G., Scheldrup, M., Falcone, B., Kidwell, B., McKendrick, R. (2014). Neuroergonomics of Skill Acquisition: Genetic and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Studies. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE
Scheldrup, M., Vance, J., Blumberg, E., McKendrick, R., McKinley, R.A., Parasuraman, R., Greenwood, P. Transcranial direct current stimulation differentially affects subtasks during simulation of a real-world multi-task. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 2015
Scheldrup, M., Vance, J., Glazier, S., Darmini, Y., McKinley, R.A., Parasuraman, R., Greenwood, P. Transcranial direct current stimulation and acquisition of a complex task; effect of stimulation timing during training. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 2014
Scheldrup, M., Strohl, J., Vance, J., Walker, D., Greenwood, P.G., Parasuraman, R. Transcranial direct current stimulation exerts selective benefits on executive control in a complex task whether prefrontal or motor cortex is stimulated. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 2013
Scheldrup, M., Strohl, J., Lindgren E., Greenwood, P., Parasuraman R. Differential effects of transcranial direct current stimulation of prefrontal and motor cortex on a complex cognitive task. Society for Neuroscience, 2012