Dr. Signe Bray

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology

Manu Schuetze, MSc

PhD candidate

I'm focusing on the brain’s reward system since I believe that our actions can largely be explained in terms of reward-seeking and punishment-avoiding behavior. The influence of reward and punishment is particularly crucial during learning since it drives our motivation and will eventually lead to success or failure in achieving goals. Given the fact that treatment in autism often makes use of reinforcement learning strategies, I'm investigating the relationship between reward and learning in adolescents with ASD. 

Sarah Vinette, MSc

Full-time research assistant


Keelin B. Rivard, BSc

MSc Neuroscience candidate


Mark Krongold, BSc

MSc Biomedical Engineering candidate


Brian CechmanekBSc

MSc Biomedical Engineering candidate


Ivy Cho

BSc Honors Neuroscience candidate



Anne-Sophie Kieslinger, visiting student, 2014

Harriet Johnston, post-doc fellow, 2013 - 2014

Sarah Rahman, MD, research assistant, 2013 - 2014

Cassandra Cooper, Summer undergraduate student, 2014

Sanjay Achal, BSc Honors student, 2012 - 2014

Andrea Civitarese, BSc Neuroscience candidate, Dalhousie University

Ramsha Almas, Summer undergraduate student 2011 and 2012

Alexandra Pilapil, Summer undergraduate student 2012


Giuseppe Iaria and Aiden Arnold, NeuroLab, University of Calgary

Catherine Lebel, Developmental Neuroimaging Lab, University of Calgary

Frank MacMaster, University of Calgary

Brad Hale, BrainGain Lab, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary

Andrea Protzner, Neural Network Recovery Lab, University of Calgary

Fumiko Hoeft, Brain LENS, UCSF