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Current Lab Members

Brice Kuhl

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology.  Brice received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.  After three years as an Assistant Professor at NYU, he moved to the Department of Psychology at UO in fall 2015.

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Sarah Sweigart

Lab Manager

Sarah Sweigart graduated from the University of Delaware where she studied Psychology and Economics. She was an RA in Timothy Vickery’s Cognitive Perception and Learning Lab. She is interested in studying how memory is affected by decision-making.

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Nicole Long

Post Doc

Nicole completed her Ph.D. at University of Pennsylvania, working with Michael Kahana, where she used EEG to study how memories are organized. She joined the lab in fall 2015. Nicole uses fMRI and EEG to study the cognitive control of memory.

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Ghootae Kim

Post Doc

Ghootae recently completed his Ph.D. at Princeton University, working with Nick Turk-Browne and Ken Norman. He has been working on how memory representations are modified by competition using fMRI. He joined the lab in fall 2016.

Serra Favila

Graduate Student

Serra is a fifth year graduate student at NYU, supported by an NSF graduate student fellowship. She was an undergrad at Stanford and subsequently worked as lab manager at Stanford in Anthony Wagner’s lab. Serra is using fMRI pattern analysis to study how our experiences are encoded and retrieved while minimizing interference.

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Hongmi Lee

Graduate Student

Hongmi Lee is a fifth year graduate student at NYU. She was an undergrad and masters student at Yonsei University and subsequently worked as a research assistant with Do-joon Yi at Yonsei. Hongmi is using fMRI decoding and reconstruction analyses to understand how parietal cortex contributes to memory encoding and retrieval.

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Avi Chanales

Graduate Student

Avi is a forth year graduate student at NYU and was a lab manager for 2 years before that. He completed his undergrad studies at U Penn where he worked as an RA in Sharon Thompson-Schill’s lab. Avi is using fMRI pattern analysis to study when overlapping experiences become integrated and when they become differentiated.

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Maxwell Drascher

Graduate Student

Max is a second year graduate student at University of Oregon. He graduated from Skidmore College where he worked with Hugh Foley. Afterwards he worked as an RA at UMASS Boston and most recently worked as a Lab Manager for Andrew Conway conducting research on cognitive control and working memory. He is interested in cognitive control, memory, perception, and statistics.

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Yufei Zhao

Graduate Student

Yufei Zhao is a first year graduate student who graduated from Beijing Normal University where she studied Psychology. She was an RA in Gui Xue’s Brain and Learning Sciences lab. She is interested in memory, learning, and fMRI technique.

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Krista Wurscher

Undergraduate RA

Krista is a second year undergraduate at University of Oregon. She is majoring in psychology and mathematics.

Matt Briones

Undergraduate RA

Matt is an undergraduate junior and is currently a Computer and Information Science major at the UO. His career interests include data analytics and potentially working with big data.

Taylor Herman

Undergraduate RA

Taylor is a second year undergraduate at the University of Oregon studying marine biology with an emphasis in ethology.

Maija Sands

Undergraduate RA

Maija is a freshman Human Physiology major from Portland, Oregon. She loves working in the lab because she get to be hands on with subjects and learn more about neuroscience. After college Maija plan to go to medical school and become a neurologist. In addition to working in the lab, She involved in the Pi Beta Phi sorority, club softball, and Asklepiads pre-medical club.

Amanda Stebritz

Undergraduate RA

Amanda is an undergraduate senior at the University of Oregon majoring in Psychology. She is interested in the neural-networking systems of the brain and how they give rise to memory, attention, and self-identity.

Ariel Back

Undergraduate RA

Ariel is a third year psychology major in the honors college who is interested in cognitive neuroscience and is looking to learn more about brain imaging, analysis, and memory, which will be beneficial for her senior thesis.

Elle Meyer

Undergraduate RA

Elle is a Sophomore Human Physiology major in the honors college, she am currently working towards a career in the medical field either as a doctor or physician’s assistant.

Lab Alumni

Rosalie (Rosie) Samide

Rosie joined the lab (at NYU) after completing her undergraduate studies at Haverford College as the lab manager.  She is now pursuing her Ph.D. at Boston College.

Franziska Richter

Franka was a postdoc in the lab for 2 years, supported by a DAAD German Academic Exchange fellowship, and is now the PI for The Brain and Memory Lab at Leiden University.

Ashima Oza

Undergraduate research assistant

Nyaab Bakshi

Undergraduate research assistant

Zara Chaudhury

Undergraduate research assistant

Alex Tremblay-McGaw

Visiting undergraduate research assistant