Graduate Trainees

Julia Anna Adrian

Julia is a second year PhD student in the department of cognitive science at UC San Diego. She holds a MS in neuroscience (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and a BS in biology (Technical University Darmstadt) giving her a deep understanding of the molecular processes within the brain. Currently, she is working in the Cognitive Development Laboratory and collaborating with the Swatz Center for Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego. Her main interest is in embodied cognition, i.e. how our environment shapes our thoughts. This includes the inanimate environment as well as social interaction with other humans. In her current work she is investigating the influence of motor activity on creative ideation via recordings of EEG, heart rate and gait parameters.