Research

Publications

  • Hubel, K. A., et al. (2013). “Computerized measures of finger tapping: effects of hand dominance, age, and sex.” Percept Mot Skills 116(3): 929-952.

  • Hubel, K. A., et al. (2013). “Computerized measures of finger tapping: reliability, malingering and traumatic brain injury.” J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 35(7): 745-758.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “Factors influencing the latency of simple reaction time.” Front Hum Neurosci 9(131).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “The Effects of Repeated Testing, Simulated Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury on High-Precision Measures of Simple Visual Reaction Time.” Front Hum Neurosci 9(540).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2024). “The California Cognitive Assessment Battery (CCAB).” Front Hum Neurosci 10(1305529).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “Age-related slowing of response selection and production in a visual choice reaction time task.” Front Hum Neurosci 9: 193.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “The Effects of Repeated Testing, Simulated Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury on Visual Choice Reaction Time.” Front Hum Neurosci 9: 595.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2016). “Computerized Analysis of Verbal Fluency: Normative Data and the Effects of Repeated Testing, Simulated Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury.” PLoS ONE 11(12): e0166439.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2018). “The Dyad-Adaptive Paced Auditory Serial Addition Test (DA-PASAT): Normative data and the effects of repeated testing, simulated malingering, and traumatic brain injury.” PLoS ONE 13(4): e0178148.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2016). “A Computerized Test of Design Fluency.” PLoS ONE 11(5): e0153952.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “Measuring executive function in control subjects and TBI patients with question completion time (QCT).” Front Hum Neurosci 9: 288.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “The Effects of Aging, Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury on Computerized Trail-Making Test Performance.” PLoS ONE 10(6): e0124345.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2024). “The California Cognitive Assessment Battery (CCAB).” Front Hum Neurosci 10(1305529).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2011). “Improving digit span assessment of short-term verbal memory.” J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33(1): 101-111.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2011). “Computerized analysis of error patterns in digit span recall.” J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 33(7): 721-734.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “An improved spatial span test of visuospatial memory.” Memory 24(8): 1142-1155.

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2015). “The Effects of Repeat Testing, Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury on Computerized Measures of Visuospatial Memory Span.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9(690).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2017). “The Bay Area Verbal Learning Test (BAVLT): Normative Data and the Effects of Repeated Testing, Simulated Malingering, and Traumatic Brain Injury.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10(654).

  • Woods, D. L., et al. (2024). “The California Cognitive Assessment Battery (CCAB).” Front Hum Neurosci 10(1305529).

Posters

Matthew is a software engineer at NBS. He primarily contributes to the development and timing validation of Presentation, the stimulus engine used in the CCAB.

 

Matthew’s background is at the intersection of technology and science, where he develops tools that scientists can rely on to perform ground-breaking research.

After co-founding NBS, Mr. Pebler created Presentation®

— the most powerful stimulus delivery software system for neuroscience, which has advanced the research of tens of thousands of scientists around the world for 20 years. He continues to utilize his 24 years of software development experience to ensure a solid foundation for every piece of technology NBS creates.

 

Mr. Pebler has a BS and MS in physics, from Yale and UC Berkeley.

Mr. Kahly serves as Research Associate at NBS, where he is responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of NBS’s research initiatives.

After finishing her degree in Cognitive Psychology at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Geraci joined NBS as a Content Developer in 2005. She has learned and grown with the company, honing her research skills, programming, and business acumen to become Director of Product.

Dr. Geraci has overseen the addition of myriad Presentation features over the years and continues to innovate with the development of CCAB testing and advanced data analysis.

Dr. Hall joined NBS as the Research Operations Director in 2021, and oversees research initiatives and the development of the CCAB.

 

During her graduate studies in linguistics at Northwestern University, Dr. Hall obtained extensive training in conducting behavioral experiments, with a focus on psycholinguistics and the representation and processing of syntactic constraints. Currently, Dr. Hall is focused on making cognitive testing more accessible to under-served populations, including leading translation initiatives to bring the CCAB to speakers of varied languages.

Dr. Woods is a co-founder and CEO of NBS who has helped direct the development of Presentation® software for the past 20 years.

During Dr. Woods’s long research career in cognitive neuroscience at UC Davis and the VA, he developed early versions of selected CCAB tests.

 

In 2017, Dr. Woods moved to NBS where he is currently CEO and the PI on an NIA-funded SBIR grant that supports normative data collection using redesigned CCAB tests that incorporate consensus ASR, neural text-to-speech, and tele-medical control through the CCAB Examiner interface.