Psychological & Brain Sciences

Angela Richardson

Angela Richardson

Angela is studying how sleep facilitates sensorimotor development. Specifically, she is studying how the cerebellum learns to integrate emerging sensory and motor signals for the purpose of error detection. She is expanding on previous work in the Blumberg Lab which demonstrates how myoclonic...
Benjamin DeCorte

Benjamin DeCorte

Imagine if humans lacked any understanding of time. Could we communicate with one another if the words in our sentences were always spoken in a random order? Could early humans have found food if hunters did not understand that they should throw their spears before approaching their prey? Could...
Benjamin Rangel

Benjamin Rangel

In order for organisms to engage in goal directed thoughts and actions, appropriate cognitive representations must be activated while others are suppressed. Inhibitory Control allows us to suppress unwanted or irrelevant thoughts and actions, which is essential for maintaining attention, ignoring...
Stolley, Jeff

Jeff Stolley

I am broadly interested in testing hypotheses about how the brain encodes and uses sensory information to make inferences about its environment. In particular, I am exploring how humans perform auditory scene analysis (e.g., how people recognize and attend to unique speakers at a cocktail party). I...
Bess Glickman

Bess Glickman

My research broadly focuses on the neurobiology of learning and memory. Specifically, I study the basolateral amygdala and its role in modulating consolidation for different types of memories. I use optogenetics to manipulate neural pathways after different learning experiences to determine critical...
Joshua Cosman

Joshua Cosman

My current research interests are in perception and attention broadly, with an emphasis on the mechanisms of visual perception, visual attention, and working-memory. More specifically, I am interested in interactions between early, low-level perceptual processing and later, high-level processes such...
Adriana Rivera-Dompenciel

Adriana Rivera-Dompenciel

My research is centered around resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI) of the Medial-Frontal Parietal Network (M-FPN), also known as the Default Mode Network. For my thesis work, I am interested in how the M-FPN relates to episodic memory performance in older adults, as well as...