Fran is the current manager of the SMART Lab.

She first began volunteering with the lab in 2014. She completed a thesis project in 2015-16 under the supervision of Dr.’s Russo, Ammirante & Schutz. Her thesis, “Visual Biological Modulation in the Mu Band”, involved an EEG investigation of the Action Observation Network (AON). Over the summer of 2016, she worked on a study involving AON activation in expert percussionists. Fran’s general research interests include music perception, emotion, and cognitive neuroscience.