Dr. Cummiskey: "He looked incredibly uncomfortable, unbelievably nervous. it was kind of a painful presentation to watch."
Dr. Cummiskey took systems neuroscience with the defendant. It was her 4th year, but she took the class as an elective
Dr. Cummiskey doesn't report any attendance issues for defendant in the class. Says he didn't seem to be very engaged, "he seemed to stare through the desk almost."
Dr. Cummiskey: "he would kind of just stare through the desk, not being engaged at all" but he could "snap back into it and answer the question correctly"
Dr. Cummiskey: "I don't remember him ever taking notes. I was constantly scribbling."
Dr. Cummiskey: says he gave very short answers in class, struck her as someone who was smart
Dr. Cummiskey says she tried to start conversations about pop quiz and such, but eventually gave up because of his terse answers
Dr. Cummiskey: "He would make sure to leave a little early to get to that class and I assumed it was so that we wouldn't have to walk together."
Dr. Cummiskey saying the defendant tried to avoid her in the elevator, on the way to class, etc
Dr. Cummiskey says they had weekly lab meetings, discussion-based, but says he didn't speak up much
Dr. Cummiskey: "He just didn't seem very engaged or motivated in the lab"
Dr. Cummiskey: "He always had headphones on. it didn't really look like he was doing much scientific research."
Dr. Cummiskey: "there was more than one occasion where his pupils were just completely blown out."
Dr. Cummiskey: "It was very awkward" she says about his lab presentation, didn't have much data
Dr. Cummiskey: describes his work in the lab as "unmotivated" and she assumed he was just going through the motions in this lab because he wanted to be in another
Dr. Cummiskey: describes his initiative as "lacking"
Dr. Cummiskey: Says she did not believe the defendant was detached from reality
- Cross-examination starts
Brady asking Dr. Cummiskey to look at the chart of classes again