Cognitive neuroscience

Dorit Kliemann

Dorit Kliemann, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
The Kliemann lab studies the neuroscience of human social behavior, from a basic research perspective, as well as in its applications to disorders (e.g., autism) and neurological populations (e.g., brain lesions). We are interested in the biological basis of cognition in the brain, especially how...
Ece Demir-Lira

Ece Demir-Lira, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Research at the Development, Experience, and Neurocognition Lab addresses the long-standing question of why some children, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, fall behind their peers in academic achievement while others thrive. We take several major approaches to address this broad question. We...
Edward Wasserman

Edward Wasserman, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research concerns the experimental investigation of cognitive processes in animal behavior, with particular interests in comparing cognition and perception in human and nonhuman animals. Specific research topics include: conceptual behavior, visual pattern recognition, short-term memory, and...
Eliot Hazeltine

Eliot Hazeltine, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
The main focus of my research has been on response selection, the set of cognitive processes that enable us to transform sensory information into goal-directed actions. I have approached this topic from a variety of perspectives, including motor learning, bimanual coordination, and dual-task...
Ellen van der Plas

Ellen van der Plas, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
My research is about brain development in the context of medical illness, particularly childhood cancer. Key neuroscience tools I use include: neuroimaging, neuropsychological testing and experimental cognitive neuroscience tasks. I recently expanded my research to include neurochemical markers of...
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Daniel T. Tranel, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
Neuroscience Ph.D. Program Director
My research is aimed at understanding brain-behavior relationships in humans, at systems level. Two main approaches are used: the lesion method, in which brain-damaged patients are studied with neuropsychological procedures to determine how certain lesion sites are related to certain cognitive and...
Carrie Figdor

Carrie Figdor, PhD

Title/Position
Professor
My research focuses on theoretical issues in the integration of neuroscience and psychology; the relation between human and nonhuman cognition; ethical implications of neuroscience. Recent publications
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Bob McMurray

Title/Position
Professor
My research broadly concerns how people recover the meaning of spoken language as it unfolds in real-time, and in particular how they cope with the vast amount of variability in the speech signal. To this end, we use techniques like head-mounted eye-tracking, event-related potentials and inter...
BaranBengi

Bengi Baran, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Humans spend about a third of their life sleeping. Yet, our understanding of the cognitive, emotional and neurodevelopmental functions of this essential behavior and how these may be disrupted in clinical populations is still very limited. Sleep disturbances are observed in most major psychiatric...
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Karin Hoth, PhD, ABPP

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Dr. Hoth is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in aging and cognitive changes associated with chronic medical illnesses. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa and completed both her pre-doctoral internship and a two-year fellowship in...