Originally from the suburbs of New York, Edwina is particularly interested in existential psychotherapy and logotherapy and the role that meaning and value plays in our lives.

I hope to understand how clinical factors (such as anxiety and emotion regulation), and cognitive factors (such as attentional biases and expectations) can lead to an avoidance or abundance of behaviours resulting in maladaptive coping techniques. I am specifically interested in exploring these questions in the context of rehabilitation – why do some people value avoidance compared to endurance in recovery from mild traumatic brain injuries? I am also interested in maladaptive coping biases and the impact of self-evaluation on the recovery and prognosis of concussions, and the ways in which these behaviors impact the health and well-being of the individual, and the somatization of symptoms.



Picon, E., Dramkin, D., & Odic, D., (2019) Visual illusions reveal the primitives of number perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148 (10), 1675 – 1687.

Conference Talks:

Picon, E., & Choudhury, S., (2019). Immersive Visualization System Research for Student Mental Health. Talk presented at the Immersive Scholar Framework Workshop, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA.


Picon, E., & Choudhury, S., (2019). An Innovative Program for Large-Scale Visualization Displays. Talk presented at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), St. Louis, USA.


Picon, E., & Odic, D., (2017). Finding Maximal Elements is Capacity-Unlimited and Massively Parallel. Talk presented at the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete’s Beach, USA

John Hopkins University, 2016, BA
Peabody School of Music at Johns Hopkins University , 2016, Minor in Music (Piano Performance)
CNS Lab – Kenny Building Vancouver , British Columbia