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, and received tenure in July 2020. She is trained in computational cognitive neuroscience, animal neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and fMRI.
Rosie Cowell, PhD - CV
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
rcowell [at] 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
Kayla Riera - Junior, Psychology (Neuro Track)
Jenn Gove - Junior, Psychology (Neuro Track)
Noah Weinberg - Junior, BDIC in Cognitive Science

Undergraduate Research Assistants
Post-docs
Merika Wilson
Postdoc, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

dmerikawilso [at] umass [dot] edu

Merika received her BS from St. Lawrence University, and her Masters and PhD from UMass Amherst. She is interested in understanding the neural basis of memory and high-level vision, and impairments in these functions. Her PhD examined visual object processing and recognition memory in healthy subjects using fMRI to test a theory of how memory is organized in the brain.
Patrick Sadil
Postdoc, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
psadil [at] umass [dot] edu

Patrick holds a BA in Biology from Reed College and a Masters and PhD from UMass Amherst. He is interested in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of visual perception and memory, and in developing Bayesian and other computational techniques that improve our ability to draw inferences from complex data. His Masters and PhD work used Continuous Flash Suppression, fMRI, and lots of Bayesian modeling.
Other members of the CEMNL Lab

Mar Nikiforova
Graduate Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
mnikiforova [at] umass [dot] edu

Mar received a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2018. They are interested in visual cognition and perception, and possess expertise in both eye-tracking and continuous flash suppression techniques. Their current project is investigating the mechanisms of conscious visual perception.
© Cowell Lab 2021, 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 motor learning/adaptation and reinforcement learning, and building computational models to understand these phenomena. He is also using fMRI to investigate neural tuning related to motor commands and motor 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. Her earlier work 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 and visual memory.
Graduate Students
Johanny Castillo
Graduate Student, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
jcastillo [at] umass [dot] edu

Johanny received a BA in Psychology from Rhode Island College in 2019, then spent a year working on cognitive control and decision-making under an NIH-PREP fellowship at Brown University. Johanny is interested in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of memory and decision-making.
Len Jacob - Graduate Student.
Computational neuroscience, EEG priming, memory and perception.
The cMAP lab works closely with the Cognitive Experiments, Models and Neuroscience Lab at UMass Amherst. Members of the CEMNL lab include:
Lab Alumni
Nick Blauch, Lab Manager, 2018 - PhD program, Carnegie Mellon University
Krystal Leger, Undergraduate, 2018 - PhD program, Brandeis University
Tingshan Liu, Undergraduate, 2019 - PhD Program, Johns Hopkins University
Audrey Jiang, Undergraduate, 2020 - PhD Program, McGill University, Quebec
Yagmur Idil Ozdemir, Undergraduate, 2019 - Sensae (Mental Wellness), Denmark