Cognitive Experiments Models & Neuroscience Lab

 

Principal Investigator

 

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David (Dave) Huber, PhD
Professor, Dept. 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. He is trained in mathematical modeling, cognitive experiments and brain imaging techniques to investigate perception, memory, and attention.

 

  

 

Postdocs

 

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Patrick Sadil
PhD Student, Depart. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
psadil [at] psych [dot] umass [dot] edu

Patrick completed his PhD at UMass in 2020. He is interested in the neural mechanisms of visual memory and perception. Projects include neuromodulation modeling of fMRI data and investigations of sequential dependencies.

 

 

Graduate Students

 

 

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Len Jacob
PhD Student, Neuroscience and Behavior Program

ljacob [at] psych [dot] umass [dot] edu

 

Len received his BS in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is interested in computational neuroscience, modeling EEG, and A.I. techniques applied to cognition and neuroscience.

 

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Tejas Savalia
PhD Student, Depart. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
tsavalia [at] psych [dot] 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. Current projects include implicit and explicit learning in motor adaptation.

  

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Mar Nikiforova
PhD Student, Depart. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
 mnikiforova [at] umass [dot] edu

Mar received a BS from Rutgers in 2018. They are interested in visual cognition and perception. Projects include perceptual processing without awareness and the neural mechanisms underlying shifts of attention.

 

 

 

  Lab Affiliates

 

 

Member of CEMNL works closely with the computational Memory and Perception (cMAP) lab

at UMass Amherst. Members of the cMAP lab include:

 

 

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Rosie Cowell, PhD
Associate Prof., Depart. of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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. Her research into memory and perception uses computational cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology and fMRI.

 

 

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Merika Wilson
Postdoc, Depart. of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Merika completed her PhD at UMass in 2020. 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.

 

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Natasha de la Rosa Rivera
PhD Student, Neuroscience and Behavior program

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.

 

Lab Alumni (incomplete list)

  

William Hopper (2019 PhD alumnus; now lecturer at Smith College)

Jeffery Durbin (2019 masters alumnus, now MS/PhD student in the Biostatistics at the University of Kansas)

Kevin W. Potter (2018 postdoc alumnus, now Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital)

Lucas Huszar (2017 undergrad thesis alumnus, now PhD student at New York University)

Nicholas Blauch (2017 undergrad thesis alumnus, now PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University)

Yoonhee Jang (2012 postdoc alumnus, now faculty at University of Montana)

Cory A. Rieth (2012 PhD alumnus, now staff scientist at Pacific Science & Engineering)

Xing Tian (2008 PhD alumnus, now faculty at NYU Shanghai)

Eddy J. Davelaar (2006 postdoc alumnus; now faculty at Birkbeck College)

Woo Young Chun (2004 postdoc alumnus; now faculty at Chungnam National University)

 

Faculty Collaborators (incomplete list)

 

Diane Pecher (Erasmus University)

Rene Zeelenberg (Erasmus University)

Richard Shiffrin (Indiana University)

Kang Lee (Univeristy of Toronto)

Piotr Winkielman (UC San Diego)

John Wixted (UC San Diego)

Tom Wallsten (University of Maryland)

Mike Dougherty (University of Maryland)

Hal Sigall (University of Maryland)

Sarah Mednick (UC Riverside)

Christoph Weidemann (Swansea University)

Ed Vul (UC San Diego)

Tracy Tomlinson (U of Maryland)

Nitin Gupta (Indian Institute of Technology)

Patrice Rusconi (U of Surrey)

Hal Pashler (UC San Diego)