Prinicpal Investigator

    Joo-Hyun Song is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences and trainer in the Department of Neuroscience . She is interested in understanding mechanisms involved in integrating higher-order cognitive processes such as attention and decision-making and visually-guided actions in real life situations. She has addressed this topic through a combination of methodologies - including behavioral investigations, online action tracking, fMRI, EEG, and neurophysiological experiments.

    Email: Joo-Hyun_Song (at) brown.edu
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    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Dan McCarthy is interested in the neural basis of attention and visuomotor decision-making. His research focuses on how we execute goal-directed actions in complex environments and how factors such as distractor saliency or Gestalt principles influence our behavior. To answer these questions, he combines psychophysics, EEG, and fMRI with continuous eye and reach tracking.


    Email: dan_mccarthy(at) brown.edu
    CV Website

    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Hsin-Mei Sun is interested in how context affects the way we perceive and interact with the world. Her research focuses on how visual/social context affects attention deployment, object recognition, and action execution. More recently, she has also become interested in how action affects perception and cognition. To address these questions, she uses a combination of techniques, such as psychophysics, EEG, and online action tracking.


    Email: sun.hsinmei(at) gmail.com

    Post Doctoral Researcher

    Tony Wang is interested in how learning and memory affects processing of perceptual information. In particular, he is interested in how learning and experience affects the mental representations of perceptual information, and how different representations affect decision making, information processing, and the integration of new information.

    Email: tony.wang(at) brown.edu

Graduate Students


    Christine Gamble is a fourth year cognitive science PhD student in CLPS. She received a BA in neuroscience and psychology, with a minor in history, from Boston University in 2013. Christine's interests include the influences of higher-order cognitive processes on perception and, in turn, action. Her current project uses motion-tracking to investigate the dissociation between visual processing in the dorsal and ventral streams and the integration of perception and action in multiple forms of visually-guided action.

    Email: Christine_Gamble (at) brown.edu
    Jianfei Guo is a second year PhD Student in CLPS, interested in interactions between perception, cognition and action. Specifically, she is interested in how the perception of other individual's actions affects an observer's actions and emotions, and how higher-order cognitive processes such as attention are involved in these action perception processes.

    Email: jianfei_guo (at) brown.edu
    James Wilmott is a 1st year PhD student in CLPS. He received his BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2016. James' research interests include understanding how cognitive processes interact with perception and action. Specifically, he is interested in how humans make decisions within the visual domain and the role that attention plays in identifying and selecting action targets. To explore these questions James uses psychophysics with other techniques (e.g., eye tracking).

    Email: james_wilmott (at) brown.edu



Undergraduate Students


    Jennifer Flaherty is a junior concentrating in Computer Science. She is interested in motor learning and visual processing.

    Email: Jennifer_Flaherty (at) brown.edu
    Tim Guo is a junior concentrating in Computer Science and Psychology.

    Email: qikun_guo (at) brown.edu
    Miles Martinez is a freshman interested in studying Cognitive Neuroscience.

    Email: Miles_Martinez (at) brown.edu
    Jazmin I. Piche is a second year student from LA interested in studying Cognitive Science.

    Email: Jasmin_Piche (at) brown.edu
    Tola Sylvan is a senior concentrator in cognitive science interested in motor control and the representation of perceptual information.

    Email: Adetola_Sylvan (at) brown.edu
    Xinyue Tong is a second-year student interested in cognitive science.

    Email: Xinyue_Tong (at) brown.edu
    Rachel Martino is a second year from Rhode Island concentrating in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Psychology.

    Email: Rachel_Martino (at) brown.edu
    Bethany Hung is a sophomore concentrating in cognitive neuroscience, fascinated by all things vision-related.

    Email: Bethay_Hung (at) brown.edu