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
Effy Yao - Junior, Psychology, Mount Holyoke College
Tingshan Liu - Junior, Neuroscience and Mathematics, Smith College
Andrea Mayoral de la Pascua - Senior, Psychology and Spanish, UMass
Kate Orlando - Senior, Psychology and Neuroscience, UMass
Idil Ozdemir - Junior, Neuroscience, Amherst College
Kimberly Beliard - Junior, 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] 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

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

Helena Jacobs - Graduate Student
Computational neuroscience, EEG, priming, memory and perception
Mar Nikiforova
Lab Manager
mnikiforova [at] umass [dot] edu

Mar received a BS from Rutgers in 2018. They are interested in visual cognition and perception, particularly as expressed through eye movements. They have previously worked on a project centered on cueing and visual search.
Lab Manager
© Cowell Lab 2018, University of Massachuetts, Amherst.
computational Memory and Perception Lab
Tejas Savalia
Graduate Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
tsavalia [at] umass [dot] edu

Tejas received his MS in CSE from IIIT Hyderabad. He is interested in developing computational models using Machine Learning techniques to explain neural functions. Past projects include developing a Reinforcement Learning model to explain human skill learning.
Natasha de la Rosa Rivera
Graduate Student, Neuroscience and Behavior program
ndelarosariv [at] umass [dot] edu

Natasha received her BS in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston in 2015. In the past couple of years her work has focused on human visual attention in brainstem regions and early visual cortex. She is interested in understanding the neural mechanisms and functional connectivity underlying human visual perception.