James Jones-Rounds


James Jones-Rounds

Lab Manager, HEP Lab
256 Human Ecology Building
Human Development
Phone: (607) 255-9883 Fax: (607) 255-9856
Email: jj324@cornell.edu
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Biographical Statement:

In my research experiences I have developed a passion for pursuing complicated biological problems. With research and management experience across all five kingdoms of life, in the public and private sectors, I have benefited from exposure to a wide diversity of research goals and techniques. From this wide perspective I've internalized some of the unifying features that contribute to efficient research and successful problem solving. My goal is to apply these insights to my passions, the foremost of which involve cognitive, psychological, developmental, and neurological research questions. As the Laboratory Manager of the HD EEG & Psychophysiology (HEP) Laboratory, under the direction of Prof. Valerie Reyna, I strive to maintain and improve this facility's record of excellence. Using several neuroimaging and psycophysiology modalities, we are tackling a number of very complex and fascinating questions, such as: what are some features of the interaction between long-term and working memory? How does distraction disrupt basic attention networks? Are divergent measures of physical arousal differentially correlated across all sexual orientations in both genders? What are the major neural predictors of risky decision-making in teenagers, young adults, and older adults? 

I am also the father of two amazing boys, a musical contributor to a Grammy-nominated album ("Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat" which raised funds for healthy school food programs), and a fierce advocate for youth empowerment (via the HOBY network), improved access to nutrition, and improved regional sustainability efforts. I am a Master Composter and vice-president of the Fall Creek PTA.

Pennsylvania State University, B.S. in Science, Minor in Neuroscience, 2006.

Selected Publications:


 Gerulf RiegerBrian M. CashSarah M. MerrillJames Jones-RoundsSanjay Muralidharan DharmavaramRitch C. Savin-Williams. Sexual arousal: The correspondence of eyes and genitals. Biological Psychology. 2015; 104:56-64.

  Posters and Published Conference Abstracts

 Athilingam J, Jones-Rounds J, Post DL, Ganzel BL, Belmonte MK. Temporo-parietal source localization and functional connections of the N250 emotion-related potential evoked by social and non-social stimuli. Poster presented at: 4th Biennial Resting State and Brain Connectivity Conference 2014; 2014 Sep 11-13; MIT, Cambridge, MA. Poster abstracts published in: Brain Connectivity. 2014, Vol. 4, Number 9.

 Jones-Rounds JD, Raizada R. (2013).  Putting a low-cost, mobile EEG system through its paces with a walking auditory oddball task. Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging Conference, Geneva, Switzerland. Poster presented at: The International Conference on Basic and Clinical Multimodal Imaging (BaCI), a Joint Conference of the International Society for Neuroimaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP), the International Society for Functional Source Imaging (ISFSI), the International Society for Bioelectromagnetism (ISBEM), the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (ISBET), and the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS); 2013 Sep 5-8; Geneva, Switzerland. Abstracts of Presentations published in: Clin EEG Neurosci. 2013 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

 Rounds JD, Jones BC, Chessler EJ, Beard JL, Fletcher S, Klebig ML. Hypomorphic mutations of the clathrin-assembly gene Picalm confer brain iron deficiency and behavioral abnormalities consistent with dopaminergic system defects. Poster presented at: 20th International Mammalian Genome Conference; 2006 Nov 11-15; Charleston, SC. Link: http://imgs.org/abstracts/2006abstracts/IMGC_2006_abstracts5h.pdf

Selected Keywords:
Human Development, Computational Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Neuropsychology, Psychometrics, Attention

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.