Director

Marvin M. Chun, Ph.D. [vita]
Marvin M. Chun is a Professor of Psychology with joint faculty appointments in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology, and the Yale College Cognitive Science Program. His lab uses functional brain imaging to understand how to improve memory, attention, conscious perception, and decision-making [projects] [press]. He received his B.A. from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, after having spent a junior year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. Prior to his current appointment at Yale, he was an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, and an Assistant Professor at Yale University. His research has been honored with a 2006 Troland Research Award from the US National Academy of Sciences, a 2002 American Psychological Association Early Career Award, the 2000 Chase Memorial Award from the Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, and a 1998 APA Division 3 New Investigator Award. His laboratory has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. In Yale College he teaches Introduction to Psychology, for which he received the Phi Beta Kappa William DeVane Award for Teaching and Scholarship and the Lex Hixon Prize for Teaching Excellence.


 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Scott Guerin, Ph.D. [homepage]
Scott is an associate research scientist who studies attention and memory.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his postdoctoral training at Harvard University, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Marc Coutanche, Ph.D. [homepage]
Marc is interested in how information is integrated into the brain's memory networks, and how memory influences other cognitive systems. He has a postdoctoral National Research Service Award from the NIH. Marc received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded a fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from Oxford University, where he investigated computational models of the brain.


Graduate Students

Emily J. Ward, B.A.[homepage]
Emily is interested in what visual information we can acquire without conscious awareness, and how awareness contributes to representing information in the brain. At Yale, she works with Marvin Chun in the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and with Brian Scholl in the Perception and Cognition Laboratory. She has also studied spatial cognition with Russell Epstein at the University of Pennslyvania and is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. She was supported by an NSF Graduate Fellowship.

Monica Rosenberg, B.S. [homepage]
Monica studies sustained attention and working memory. She graduated from Brown University, where she worked with David Badre. Before arriving to Yale, she was a research assistant with Mike Esterman at the VA Boston Neuroimaging Center. She was awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship in 2014.

Thomas O'Connell, B.S.
Thomas is interested in visual representation and the relationship between perception, memory, and attention. He graduated from Ohio State University, where he studied with Dirk Bernhardt-Walther and Per Sederberg.  He was awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship in 2014.

Undergraduate Students

Clay Gibson
Faculty Collaborators

Marcia Johnson, Psychology [homepage]

Daeyeol Lee, Neurobiology [homepage]

Jamie Mazer, Neurobiology [homepage]

Greg McCarthy, Psychology [homepage]

Brian Scholl, Psychology [homepage]

Xiao-Jing Wang, Neurobiology [homepage]

Alumni Researchers

Yuhong Jiang, Ph.D. [homepage]
Postdoctoral fellow, MIT (with Nancy Kanwisher)
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota
APA Division 3 New Investigator Award for her publication on object substitution masking (Jiang & Chun, 2001)
ONR New Investigator Award
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Ingrid Olson, Ph.D. [homepage]
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor, Temple University

Do-Joon Yi, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

Steven Most, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware
Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Geoff Woodman, Ph.D.
[homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Vanderbilt University.

Andrew Leber, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University

Soojin Park, Ph.D. [homepage]
Postdoctoral fellow, MIT (with Aude Oliva) at MIT
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

Justin Junge, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University (with Dan Dennett).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University (with George Alvarez)

Yaoda Xu, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Nicholas Turk-Browne, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Princeton University.

Julie Golomb, Ph.D. [homepage]
Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT (with Nancy Kanwisher)
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University
Sloan Fellow

Jeremy Shen, Ph.D.[resume]
Senior Research Scientist, Unilever


Tim Vickery, Ph.D. [homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Delaware


Brice Kuhl, Ph.D.[homepage]
Assistant Professor of Psychology, New York University


Katherine Sledge Moore, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Elmhurst College


Alumni Undergraduate

Researchers in the Field

Kao-ping Chua, B.S., Vanderbilt University
M.D., Washington University Medical School.

Todd Kelley, B.S., Vanderbilt University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (with Steve Yantis)
Postdoctoral Researcher, University College London (with Nilli Lavie)

Tim Brady, B.A., Yale University
Graduate student, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT (with Aude Oliva)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Vision Sciences Lab, Harvard University

Rachel Denison, B.A., Yale University
Marshall Scholar
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

Jenika Beck, B.A., Yale University
Graduate Student, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Samuel Norman-Haignere, B.A., Yale University
Graduate Student, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,MIT

Harrison Korn, B.A., Yale University
Yale Law School '14

Sam Cartmell, B.A., Yale University
Stanford Medical School

Alan Cowan, B.S., Yale University
Graduate Student, UC Berkeley

Shailin Thomas, B.A., Yale University
Harvard Law School





Photos


Thomas O'Connell • Emily Ward • Monica Rosenberg