Dr. Leighton Hinkley, PhD, Sr Scientist in Biomagnetic Imaging Lab at UCSF, Neuroscientist who studies Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Teacher of a Research Design Class at Department of Psych at USF
Dr. Hinkley completed his Ph.D. in Psychology at UC Davis, with a background in multi-modal non-invasive neuroimaging, specifically, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) to identify the neurophysiological bases of behavior.
He is currently a senior scientist in the Biomagnetic Imaging Lab in the Department of Radiology at UC San Francisco, implementing neuroimaging approaches as a means to understand the neurobiological basis of multiple conditions, including neurodevelopmental disorders. He currently applies multiple imaging techniques (specifically MEG, but also MRI, MRSI, fMRI and TMS) to advance the diagnosis and treatment of multiple neurological and psychiatric disorders. These techniques are often combined with neuromodulation methods (including TMS and DBS) to rehabilitate neurocognitive outcome. He has a deep passion for public education (podcasts, Mythbusters) on neuroscience and how it can be applied to our understanding of conditions like autism spectrum disorders, psychosis and dementia.
bil.ucsf.edu (Leighton's Lab)
Patty Williams, PhD, MSMHC, Founder of Bright Insight Support Network, Specializing in 2E Individuals
Patty Williams, PhD, MSMHC, is a trauma therapist who specializes in EMDR, DBT, and IFS modalities. Through Bright Insight Support Network, she works to counsel, coach, and advocate for gifted, twice-exceptional, and neurodivergent persons, along with other marginalized populations. Her unique involvement with this community gives her a platform through which Patty writes, presents, and educates others about giftedness, twice-exceptionality, neurodiversity, trauma, relationships, parenting, leadership, and more. Her community involvement and work also inform her research efforts as she completes her doctorate in developmental psychology. Outside of her work as a therapist, advocate, and student, Patty coordinates engagements for and teaches Student Connections for Success and Adult Education at Cochise College in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She is also the Cochise County area coordinator for Free Mom Hugs- Arizona, a group of parents, friends, and allies who support the LGBTQIA+ community. Additionally, Patty has two twice-exceptional adult daughters, a disabled veteran husband of many years, and New Day Farmstead, a small rescue farm with goats, sheep, ducks, a mini donkey, geese, chickens, turkeys, pigs, dogs, a garage cat, a foster tortoise, a handful of Jeeps, and several tractors.
Black-Owned Local Business. Chef Mallyon delights guests with yummy soulful treats. 5 Stars on Yelp for: large portions, fresh ingredients. creative menu, great value! Follow his ever-changing menu on Instagram!
For California BrainWaves, Chef Mallyon is preparing a select menu for neurodiversity diet needs and Sensory Processing Disorder issues. He is also working with the Executive Director to sell disability and eco-friendly food-based wares as a Fundraiser such as lunch boxes, specialized utensils, brain sippy cups with straws, and more fun kitchen gear!