cMAP Lab People
Rosie received her BA from the University of Cambridge, UK, and her PhD from the University of Oxford, UK. She joined the faculty of UMass Amherst in the Fall of 2013. She is trained in computational cognitive neuroscience, animal neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and fMRI.
Rosie Cowell, PhD - CV
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
rcowell [at] psych [dot] umass [dot] edu
Dave Huber, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Dave received his PhD from the University of Indiana. He was a faculty member at the University of Maryland and at UC San Diego before joining UMass Amherst in 2013. His lab (CEMNL) uses mathematical modeling, cognitive experiments and EEG to investigate perception and memory.
Principal Investigator
Krystal Leger - Senior, Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass
Tingshan Liu - Junior, Neuroscience and Mathematics, Smith College
Ethan Harris - Senior, Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass
Andrea Mayoral de la Pascua - Junior, Psychology and Spanish, UMass
Sandrine Jabbour - Junior, Biochemistry, UMass
Kathryn Orlando, - Junior, Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass
Reagan Katulege - Senior, Biochemistry and Neuroscience, UMass
Idil Ozdemir - Junior, Neuroscience, Amherst College
Nadine Juweid - Junior, Psychology, UMass
Kimberly Beliard - Sophomore, Psychology, UMass

The cMAP lab works closely with the Cognitive Experiments, Models and Neuroscience Lab at UMass Amherst. Members of the CEMNL lab include:
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Graduate Students
Merika Wilson
Graduate Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

dmerikawilso [at] umass [dot] edu

Merika received her BS from St. Lawrence University. She is interested in understanding the neural basis of recognition memory impairments. Her current project examines visual object processing in healthy subjects using fMRI to test a theory of brain damage-induced amnesia.
Patrick Sadil
Graduate Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
psadil [at] psych [dot] umass [dot] edu

Patrick graduated with a BA in Biology from Reed College, in 2014. He is interested in the neural mechanisms of visual memory and perception. Previous and current projects involve building neural network models of cognition, using Continuous Flash Suppression to investigate memory without awareness of encoding, and developing new ways to apply Bayesian models to behavioral data from memory tasks.
Other members of the CEMNL Lab

Kevin Potter - Postdoctoral Researcher

Bayesian statistics, mathematical models of simple choice and response times, personality and memory.

Will Hopper - Graduate Student
Episodic memory, face processing, the testing effect, mathematical models

Helena Jacobs - Graduate Student
Computational neuroscience, EEG, priming, memory and perception

Jeff Durbin - Graduate Student
Cognitive modeling, machine learning, working memory, decision-making, fMRI.

Luke Huszar - Lab Manager
Philosophy of mind, cognitive science, consciousness, attention, visual perception
computational Memory and Perception Lab
Nick Blauch
Lab Manager
nblauch [at] umass [dot] edu

Nick received his BS from UMass Amherst in 2017 with an individual concentration in Cognitive Computational Neuroscience. Nick seeks to understand the brain and mind by building biologically-inspired computational models, and testing them using psychophysics, neuroscience, and model simulations. One ongoing project examines the extent to which face processing is domain-specific, and another project examines neural and perceptual “spaces”, including face space and color space.
Lab Manager
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