Linda H. Moya
Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)
Social and Decision Sciences (SDS)
Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC)
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Linda Moya received her PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience,
and her Masters of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2011.
She has a Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University
and a Bachelors of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from
Princeton University. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Linda spent
17 years in the computer and telecommunications industries in various engineering, middle and
executive management positions at Hewlett-Packard and AT&T. Immediately prior to pursuing her
PhD Linda co-founded a wireless startup that was sold to Nokia in 2003.
First Career Resume (pdf)
88342 The Neuroscience of Decision Making: Spring semester (alternating)
88372 Social and Emotional Brain: Spring semester (alternating)
18690-42630 Introduction to Neuroscience for Engineers: Spring semester
18202 Mathematical Foundations of Electrical Engineering: Fall semester
94800 Negotiation: Fall semester
Linda's primary pedagogical and research interests are in the neuroscience of decision making, with an focus
on how the social and emotional brain affect the decision making process.
Methodologically, she conducts behavioral experiments with human participants using psychophysiology and neuroimaging methods:
MEG, EEG and structural MRI.
Scientifically, she tests a priori hypotheses based on theory developed
from extant literature from across neuroscience sub-disciplines: systems, behavioral, decision, and cognitive;
while at the same time being open to unexpected and unpredicted but robust patterns of
results in the data born of sophisticated statistical learning techniques.
Linda'a dissertation, "The Microgenesis of Object-based vis-a-vis Space-based
Visual Attention", is intended to address in part how these two forms of visual attention are
"implemented" in the brain, in terms of characterizing the electromagnetic fields present
in scalp surface recordings during visual attention
cognitive processing. The dissertation research
describes the nature of how these attention processes unfold over time, differentially across
the brain, and how their composition change over time and space.
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Last Updated: August, 2017