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Department of Cognitive Science

Usha Sivaranjani Sista

Usha Sivaranjani Sista

Contact Details

email : usha.sista@mq.edu.au

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

I hold a master's degree in Molecular Biotechnology from the University of Sydney, MA in English from the University of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, India, a postgraduate diploma in Management Information Systems and Computer Applications as well as an advanced diploma in Spanish. I worked as an Instructional Designer in Deloitte, Hyderabad, India and then as a freelance writer until I joined MACCS. I am undertaking a PhD with Assoc. Prof. Mark Williams as my supervisor and Dr. Jason Friedman as my co-supervisor. My primary interest lies in the workings of the action observation network in the human brain.

Thesis Details

The involvement of mirror systems in mimicking learning.

  • Scholarship : iMQRES
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Mark Williams and Dr Jason Friedman

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Sista, U., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. (2011, December). Movement interference in imitative rhythmic arm movements. Colloquium at the 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society of Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Sista, U., Friedman, J., & Williams, M. (2011, April). Movement interference in rhythmic arm movements. Colloquium at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Sista, U.S. Friedman, J. & Williams, M. (2010, April). Interference effect in rhythmic arm movements. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.