Prinicpal Investigator

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


    Website Email: joo-hyun_song@brown.edu

Postdoctoral Researchers

    Sean O'Bryan is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the CLPS department. His research investigates the dynamics of selective attention in learning contexts using fMRI, eye-tracking, and modeling techniques. He is particularly interested in understanding how learning-dependent representational changes in the brain impact attention, perception, and goal-directed behavior across individuals.

    Email: sean_obryan@brown.edu
    Tri Nguyen is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the CLPS department. His research examines the coordination among perceptual, motor, and cognitive processes from a dynamical systems perspective. He is currently investigating the contribution of motor activities and visuomotor training to perceptual discriminability and cognitive performance by combining behavioral data, time- and frequency-domain analyses of time-series data, and modelling techniques.

    Email: tri_d_nguyen@brown.edu

Collaborating Graduate Students

    Anthony Bruno is a PhD student in the CLPS department who is advised by Leslie Welch. His research investigates timing performance across sensory systems, with a focus on timing in vision. He uses psychophysical and motor methods to untangle the timing mechanisms used for perception and action. Prior to joining the CLPS department, Anthony studied motion perception in musicians and nonmusicians with Nestor Matthews at Denison University.

    Email: anthony_bruno@brown.edu
    Giulia Scorza AzzarĂ  is a PhD Student at the University of Genoa and Italian Institute of Technology, in the Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences research line. Her principal research interest is Human-Robot Interaction, specifically focusing on cognitive robotics and humanoid robots. Her work mainly investigates how shared perceptions evolve in space and time during a physical human-robot interaction.

    Email: giulia_scorza_azzar@brown.edu

Undergraduate Students

    Anel Zhussubali is a freshman from Astana, Kazakhstan concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience. She is interested in learning more about the biological and neural bases of human behavior.

    Email: anel_zhussubali@brown.edu
    Will Kemball-Cook is a senior from New Hampshire concentrating in Neuroscience on the pre-med track. He is interested in using pupillometry to study cognitive processes.

    Email: william_kemball-cook@brown.edu
    Anne Wang is a Senior from Baltimore County concentrating in Cognitive Science and Public Health. She is interested in studying how errors can impact future performance and learning in visuomotor adaptation tasks. In her free time, she enjoys creating art and traveling.

    Email: anne_wang@brown.edu
    Daniela DeDona is a Sophomore from New York concentrating in Computer Science and Cognitive Science. She is interested in computational approaches to study cognition with a specific focus on the dynamic relationship between human interaction and computational systems.

    Email: daniela_dedona@brown.edu
    W. Ryan Waite is a junior from Cape Cod, Massachusetts concentrating in psychology and physics. He is interested in the factors affecting motor learning, whether they be differences between people or differences between task designs.

    Email: william_waite@brown.edu
    Irene Kim is a first year from Southern California concentrating in Public Health. She is exploring the variety of research studies within the lab with particular interest in studying visual perception and guided actions.

    Email: irene_kim@brown.edu
    Isaiah Nawaz is a junior from New Jersey concentrating in Neuroscience and Business Economics. He is interested in studying the effects of motor training on perceptual sensitivity across different modalities.

    Email: isaiah_nawaz@brown.edu
    Amira Artykbayeva is a first-year from Kazakhstan concentrating in Neuroscience/ Biomedical Engineering. She is interested in the neural basis of human behavior and particularly, eye-tracking and visual motor learning.

    Email: amira_artykbayeva@brown.edu

Visiting Students

    TBD!