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Melinda Adelman

Adelman, Melinda

  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator
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Ahuja, Himanshu

  • Graduate Student
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Allen, James F.

  • John H. Dessauer Professor of Computer Science
    Professor of Linguistics
    Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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Interests: Natural language understanding; Discourse; Knowledge representation; Common-sense reasoning; Planning

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Alvernaz, Sam

  • Graduate Student
  • Advisor: Haefner
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Anthony, Mia

  • Graduate Student
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Anzai, Akiyuki

  • Sr. Research Associate

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    Hector Baez

    Baez, Hector

    • Graduate Student
    Chris Bates

    Bates, Chris

    • Graduate Student

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    Loisa Bennetto

    Bennetto, Loisa

    • Chair
      Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and Neuroscience

    Website

    Interests: Neurocognitive bases of autism; The role of multisensory processing in social-communication difficulties

    Farran Briggs

    Briggs, Farran

    • Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, Center for Visual Science

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    Zach Burchill

    Burchill, Zach

    • PhD Candidate, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: Speech perception; Adaptation; Perceptual maintenance

    Wednesday Bushong

    Bushong, Wednesday

    • Graduate Student

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    Greg Carlson

    Carlson, Greg

    • Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

    Interests: Semantic Theory; Psycholinguistics; Discourse

    Robert Chapman

    Chapman, Robert

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Ankani Chattoraj

    Chattoraj, Ankani

    • Graduate Student
    Zhen Chen

    Chen, Zhen

    • Graduate Student
    • Ph.D.
    • Advisor: Haefner/Padmanabhan
    Ashley Clark

    Clark, Ashley

    • Graduate Student
    • Advisor: Poletti

    Website

    Shanna Coop

    Coop, Shanna

    • Graduate Student

    Website

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    Corser, Kathy

    • Graduate Program Coordinator
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    Cox, Michele

    • Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Dambra, Christine

    • Bookkeeper
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    Danz, Adam

    • Graduate Student
    Kevin Davis

    Davis, Kevin

    • Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Instructional Track
    • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
    Greg DeAngelis

    DeAngelis, Greg

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences

    Interests: 3D vision and navigation; Multisensory integration; Neural coding; Decision-making

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    Chris Freemesser

    Freemesser, Chris

    • Systems Administrator, Center for Visual Science, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences

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    French, Annette

    • Graduate Student
    • Advisor: DeAngelis

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    Gardner, Margaret

    • Laboratory Technician, Chapman Lab
    Joseph German

    German, Joseph

    • Graduate Student

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    Daniel Gildea

    Gildea, Daniel

    • Professor of Computer Science

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    Interests: Machine translation; Semantic parsing; Algorithms for natural language processing

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    Gillis, Jennifer

    • Administrator
    Manuel Gomez-Ramirez

    Gomez-Ramirez, Manuel

    • Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: haptics; somatosensation; selective attention; cross-modal perception; neural coding and neural correlations

    Dina Graf

    Graf, Dina

    • Lab Tech, DeAngelis/Mitchell labs

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    Suzanne Haber

    Haber, Suzanne

    • Professor, Pharmacology & Physiology, Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: Basal Ganglia; degenerative disease

    Ralf Haefner

    Haefner, Ralf

    • Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: perceptual decision-making; probabilistic inference; selective attention; neural population encoding and decoding; depth perception/processing of binocular disparity

    Ruoyang Hu

    Hu, Ruoyang

    • Graduate Student
    Krystel Huxlin

    Huxlin, Krystel

    • Professor, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science
    • James V. Aquavella Professor, OphthalmologyAssociate Chair for Research, David and Ilene Flaum Eye InstituteURMC OmbudspersonAssociate Director, Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: Improving vision after damage

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    Janis Intoy

    Intoy, Janis

    • Graduate Student

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    James Ison

    Ison, James R.

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Otolaryngology, and Neurobiology & Anatomy

    Interests: audition; sensory reflexes; sensory function; sensori-motor control

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    Robert Jacobs

    Jacobs, Robert A.

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, and the Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: cognitive and perceptual learning; neural computation

    T. Florian Jaeger

    Jaeger, T. Florian

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science

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    Carol Jew

    Jew, Carol

    • Graduate Student

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    Dennis Jung

    Jung, Dennis

    • Graduate Student

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    Carol Kellogg

    Kellogg, Carol K.

    • Professor Emeritus, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

    Interests: neuropharmacology; development; hormones; behavior; GABA

    Nikunj Khetan

    Khetan, Nikunj

    • Graduate Student
    • B.Tech.
    • Advisor: Rucci
    David Kornack

    Kornack, David

    • Associate Professor, Neuroscience

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    Interests: Neurogenesis in the Developing and Adult Mammalian Brain

    Chigusa Kurumada

    Kurumada, Chigusa

    • Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Sunwoo Kwon

    Kwon, Sunwoo

    • Graduate Student
    • MS
      BS
    • Advisor: Mitchell

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    Richard Lange

    Lange, Richard

    • Graduate Student

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    Peter Lennie

    Lennie, Peter

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science

    Interests: functional organization of vision; color vision

    Feng Vankee Lin

    Lin, Feng Vankee

    • Associate Professor, Nursing, Psychiatry, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Neuroscience

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    Lin, Ying

    • Graduate Student
    • Advisor: Tadin
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    Lin, Ruitao

    • Graduate Student
    Shizhao Liu

    Liu, Shizhao

    • Graduate Student

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    Walt Makous

    Makous, Walter

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
    Elizabeth Marvin West

    Marvin, Elizabeth West

    • Minehan Family Professor, Eastman School of Music, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: music cognition

    Michael Melnick

    Melnick, Michael

    • Project Specialist
    William Merigan

    Merigan, William

    • Professor, Ophthalmology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: In Vivo Adaptive Optics Imaging of the Retina

    Renee Miller

    Miller, Renee

    • Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Instructional Track
    • Director, Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

    Interests: Sex differences in brains and behaviors

    Jonathon Mink

    Mink, Jonathan

    • Professor, Neurology, Child Neurology, Neuroscience, Pediatrics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: Physiology of movement; function of the basal ganglia; pathophysiology of movement disorders (Dystonia, Chorea); Tourette syndrome; Batten disease

    Jude Mitchell

    Mitchell, Jude

    • Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: How spatial attention alters statistics of neuronal spiking; Extracellular classification of neuronal types in awake animals; Systems identification models of sensory processing and attention; Network models of spiking neurons and correlations in firing; Human psychophysics in object-based attention, recognition, and perceptual learning

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    Kathy Nordeen

    Nordeen, Kathy W.

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience

    Interests: neural plasticity; learning; memory

    Ernie Nordeen

    Nordeen, Ernie

    • Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neurobiology and Anatomy

    Interests: neurobiology of vocal learning and plasticity

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    Tania Pasternak

    Pasternak, Tatiana

    • Professor, Neuroscience, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science

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    Nicole Peltier

    Peltier, Nicole

    • Graduate Student
    Sara Peterson

    Peterson, Sara

    • Graphic Designer & Website Manager, Center for Visual Science and Brain & Cognitive Sciences
    Elise Piazza

    Piazza, Elise

    • Assistant Professor (starting July 2020)

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    Interests: communication; auditory perception; music cognition; naturalistic paradigms; two-person neuroscience; learning and development across the lifespan

    Olga Pikul

    Pikul, Olga

    • Human Subject Research Coordinator , Tadin Lab
    Martina Poletti

    Poletti, Martina

    • Assistant Professor

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    Popovic, Marjena

    • Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Rajeev Raizada

    Raizada, Rajeev

    • Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences

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    Interests: Multivoxel pattern analysis of fMRI; Language, semantics; Structure of neural representations; Computational modeling

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    Ripton, Judy

    • Administration, RCBI
    Lizabeth Romanski

    Romanski, Lizabeth

    • Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Center for Visual Science
    • Associate Chair, Neurobiology & Anatomy

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    Karl Rosengren

    Rosengren, Karl

    • Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Psychology

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    Interests: cognitive and motor development; interaction of cognition and action in children’s drawing; conceptual development; perception and action; learning

    Michele Rucci

    Rucci, Michele

    • Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: Vision and Action

    Jeff Runner

    Runner, Jeffrey T.

    • Dean of the College in Arts, Sciences and Engineering
    • Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences

    Interests: Experimental Syntax; Syntactic/Linguistic Theory; Binding Theory; Syntax Processing; Phrase Structure; Syntax/Semantics Interface

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    Elizabeth Sachse

    Sachse, Elizabeth

    • Laboratory Technician, Snyder Lab
    Bikash Sahoo

    Sahoo, Bikash Chandra

    • Graduate Student
    • B.Tech.
      M.Tech.
    • Advisor: Snyder
    Marc Schieber

    Schieber, Marc

    • Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience, Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: Neural control of hand and finger movements

    Colleen Schneider

    Schneider, Colleen

    • Graduate Student
    • BA
    • Advisor: Mahon
    Michele Schultz

    Schultz, Michele

    • Assistant to the Chair, BCS/Administrative Assistant, Center for Visual Science
    Hayden Scott

    Scott, Hayden

    • Graduate Student
    • B.S.
    • Advisor: Snyder

    Interests: attention; working memory; addiction; schizophrenia; ADHD

    Sabya Shivkumar

    Shivkumar, Sabyasachi

    • Graduate Student

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    Adam Snyder

    Snyder, Adam

    • Assistant Professor

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    Interests: Micro- and macro-scale mechanisms of visual attention

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    Stearns, Zoe

    • Graduate Student

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    Duje Tadin

    Tadin, Duje

    • Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Ophthalmology, Neuroscience, Center for Visual Science
      Chair, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
    • Director of Training, Center for Visual Science

    Website

    Interests: neural mechanisms of visual perception

    Michael Tanenhaus

    Tanenhaus, Michael K.

    • Beverly Petterson Bishop and Charles W. Bishop Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics
    • Director, Center for Language Sciences

    Interests: psycholinguistics; language and reading comprehension

    David Temperley

    Temperley, David

    • Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music

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    Susan Peirce Thompson

    Thompson, Susan Peirce

    • Adjunct Associate Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
    • Founder and CEO, Bright Line Eating Solutions, LLC

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    Interests: The neuroscience of food addiction; The key factors that drive sustainable weight loss; Willpower

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    Shirlene Wade

    Wade, Shirlene

    • Graduate Student
    • Advisor: Kidd

    Website

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    White, Aaron

    • Assistant Professor, Linguistics

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    Interests: computational psycholinguistics; syntactic and semantic theory; first language acquisition

    David Williams

    Williams, David

    • Professor, Optics, Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science
    • Allyn Chair, Medical OpticsDirector, Center for Visual Science

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    Interests: Limits of human vision

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    Wu, Meng-Huan

    • Graduate Student
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    Wu, Ruei-Jr

    • Scientist

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    Xin Xie

    Xie, Xin

    • Postdoctoral Associate

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    Yuhang Xu

    Xu, Yuhang

    • PhD student, Linguistics and Brain and Cognitives Sciences

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    Interests: Psycholinguistics; Cognitive Sciences

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    Xu, Zhexin (Brian)

    • Graduate Student
    • Advisor: DeAngelis
    Linghao Xu

    Xu, Linghao

    • Graduate Student

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    Shaorong Yan

    Yan, Shaorong

    • Graduate Student

    Website

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    Yang, Chung-Lin Martin

    • Lecturer

    Interests: Psycho- and neurolinguistics; speech perception/production; word recognition (both visual and spoken); word learning; evolution of human cognition; second language acquisition

    Bin Yang

    Yang, Bin

    • Graduate Student
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    Yates, Jake

    • Postdoctoral Fellow

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    Zhetuo Zhao

    Zhao, Zhetuo

    • Graduate Student
    Ariel Zylberberg

    Zylberberg, Ariel

    • Assistant Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences (starting July 2020)

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    Interests: decision-making; confidence; mental models; neural computation