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Richard N. Aslin
William R. Kenan Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science; Director of Rochester Center for Brain Imaging
Office: 316 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8687 (Office)
(585) 275-4621 (Lab)

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Research Interests
  • development
  • vision
  • audition
  • speech recognition
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Anzai, Akiyuki
Sr. Research Associate
Office: 245 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5477
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Alonso-Diaz, Santiago
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Azab, Habiba
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Adelman, Melinda
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Office: 272 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0541
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Elika Bergelson
Research Assistant Professor
Office: 403 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7187
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Research Interests
  • language acquisition
  • word learning
  • cognitive development
Daphne Bavelier
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Radiology, and Center for Visual Science; Associate Director of Rochester Center for Brain Imaging
Office: 311 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4863
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Research Interests
  • visual cognition
  • plasticity
Loisa Bennetto
Associate Professor of Psychology; Chair
Office: 354 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8712
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Bankieris, Kaitlyn
Graduate Student
Office: 428 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2508
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Bibyk, Sarah
Graduate Student
Office: 428 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2508
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Graduate Student
Office: 421 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-6281
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Blanchard, Thomas
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Bonn, Cory
Graduate Student
Office: 428 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2508
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Buz, Esteban
Graduate Student
Office: 421 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-6281
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Burchill, Zach
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Blakely, Katherine
Laboratory Technician
Office: 2B237 RCBI
Phone: (585) 276-5099
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Jessica Cantlon
Assistant Professor
Office: 321 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-5292 (Meliora office)
(585) 276-5150 (Lab office)
(585) 276-5099 (Lab)

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Robert Chapman
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 246 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8676
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Greg Carlson
Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 507 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5907
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Research Interests
  • Semantic Theory
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Discourse
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Chen, Quanjing
Graduate Student
Office: 323 Meliora Hall
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Corser, Kathy
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: 358 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-1844
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Greg DeAngelis
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences, and Center for Visual Science; Chair of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 310 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8677
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Research Interests
  • 3D vision and navigation
  • Multisensory integration
  • Neural coding
  • Decision-making
Charles Duffy
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Office: 6-8535 MC
Phone: (585) 273-1696
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Research Interests
  • Neural processing of motion, spatial orientation
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Danz, Adam
Graduate Student
Office: 246 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-3522
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Dambra, Christine
Bookkeeper
Office: 360 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7115
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Donias Doko
Doko, Donias
Laboratory Technician
Office: 2B201 RCBI
Phone: (585) 276-6896
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Lauren Emberson
Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 403 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7187
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Goker Erdogan
Erdogan, Goker
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Ferrigno, Stephen
Graduate Student
Office: 2B241 RCBI
Phone: (585) 276-5099
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Systems Administrator
Office: 248 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0786
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Garcea, Frank
Graduate Student
Office: 2B247 RCBI
Phone: (585) 275-7657
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Gardner, Margaret
Laboratory Technician
Office: 166 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8142
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Gillis, Jennifer
Administrator
Office: 360 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2852
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Ben Hayden
Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 309 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-4023
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Research Interests
  • decision-making
  • choice
  • neuroeconomics
  • single unit electrophysiology
Ralf Haefner
Assistant Professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
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Phone: (585) 275-4801
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Research Interests
  • perceptual decision-making
  • probabilistic inference
  • selective attention
  • neural population encoding and decoding
  • depth perception/processing of binocular disparity
Suzanne Haber
Haber, Suzanne
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Center for Visual Science
Office: 5-6518 Medical Center
Phone: (585) 275-6959
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Research Interests
  • Basal Ganglia
  • degenerative disease
Krystel Huxlin
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Office: G-3186 MC
Phone: (585) 275-5495
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Research Interests
  • Improving vision after damage—perceptual learning and physiological optics

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James Ison
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Otolaryngology, and Neurobiology & Anatomy
Office: 167 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8461
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Research Interests
  • audition
  • sensory reflexes
  • sensory function
  • sensori-motor control
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Ibarra, Alyssa
Graduate Student
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Robert Jacobs
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Computer Science, and the Center for Visual Science
Office: 306 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0753
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Research Interests
  • cognitive and perceptual learning
  • neural computation
T. Florian Jaeger
Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Computer Science
Office: 320 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-3611
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Jew, Carol
Graduate Student
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David Knill
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Office: 308 Meliora
Phone: (585) 275-4597
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Research Interests
  • visual perception
  • visuo-motor control
  • psychopsychics
  • computational vision
Celeste Kidd
Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Office: 313 Meliora
Phone: (585) 275-8689
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Research Interests
  • development
  • learning
  • attention
  • decision-making
  • computational modeling
Carol Kellogg
Professor Emeritus of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 156 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5237
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Research Interests
  • neuropharmacology
  • development
  • hormones
  • behavior
  • GABA
Chigusa Kurumada
Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 403 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7187
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Professor of Psychology
Office: 453 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2595
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David Kornack
Kornack, David
Assistant Professor of Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Office: 5-7215 Medical Center, 116 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-3140 (MC)
(585) 273-4719 (Mel)

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Research Interests
  • Neurogenesis in the Developing and Adult Mammalian Brain
Alyssa Kersey
Kersey, Alyssa
Graduate Student
Office: 2B247 RCBI
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Kleinschmidt, David
Graduate Student
Office: 421 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-6281
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Koopman, Sarah
Graduate Student
Office: 323 Meliora Hall
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Peter Lennie
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science; Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Office: 317 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 273-5000
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Research Interests
  • functional organization of vision
  • color vision
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Liu, Linda
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Lussier, Courtney
Laboratory Technician
Office: 2B237 RCBI
Phone: (585) 276-5099
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Brad Mahon
Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Neurosurgery, and the Center for Visual Science
Office: 317 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-1497 (Meliora office)
(585) 276-5234 (Lab office)
(585) 276-5167 (Lab)

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Walt Makous
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Office: 240 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2459
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Renee Miller
Lecturer of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 106 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-4024 (Office)
(585) 275-7915 (Lab)

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Research Interests
  • Sex differences in brains and behaviors
Elizabeth Marvin West
Marvin West, Elizabeth
Professor of Eastman School of Music, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 26 Gibbs Street ESM, 322 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 274-1076 (ESM)
(585) 275-1812 (Mel)

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Research Interests
  • music cognition
Joyce McDonough
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 505 Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2895
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Research Interests
  • Phonetics, phonology and morphology and their interfaces
  • laboratory phonology
  • Dene (Athabaskan) linguistics
  • neural coding of vowels (w Laurel Carney)
William Merigan
Professor of Ophthalmology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: G-4113 MC
Phone: (585) 275-4872
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Research Interests
  • Function of primate extrastriate cortical areas
Jonathon Mink
Mink, Jonathon
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Pediatrics Chief, Child Neurology, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 5-5511 Medical Center
Phone: (585) 275-2808
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Research Interests
  • Physiology of movement
  • function of the basal ganglia
  • pathophysiology of movement disorders (Dystonia, Chorea)
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Batten disease
Jennifer Merickel
Merickel, Jennifer
Graduate Student
Office: 407 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7093
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Melnick, Michael
Graduate Student
Office: 262 Meliora Hall
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Mollica, Frank
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Mancarella, Marc
Laboratory Technician
Office: 150 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4561
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Marsh, Chelsea
Laboratory Technician
Office: 415 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0514
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Ernie Nordeen
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neurobiology and Anatomy
Office: 105 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8453
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Research Interests
  • neurobiology of vocal learning and plasticity
Kathy Nordeen
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neurobiology and Anatomy
Office: 117 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8452
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Research Interests
  • neural plasticity
  • learning
  • memory
Elissa Newport
Visiting Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
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Research Interests
  • language acquisition and its relationship to language structure
  • mechanisms of learning and development
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Lab Technician
Office: 426 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4764
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Overlan, Matt
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Steven Piantadosi
Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 307 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8689
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Research Interests
  • language learning, language processing, computational modeling
Alexandre Pouget
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Center for Visual Science
Office: 402 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-0760
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Research Interests
  • theories of coding
  • representation and computation in the brain
Gary Paige
Professor of Neurology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Chairman of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Office: 5-7425 MC
Phone: (585) 275-2591
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Research Interests
  • Multisensory interaction and adaptive plasticity in spatial localization and orientation
Tania Pasternak
Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 5-6409A MC
Phone: (585) 275-8668
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Research Interests
  • Processing and storage of visual information
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Park, Woon Ju
Graduate Student
Office: 277 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7259
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Peltier, Nicole
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Pogue, Amanda
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Pontillo, Dan
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Sara Peterson
Graphic Designer & Website Manager
Office: 273 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2459
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Palmeri, Holly
Laboratory Technician
Office: 410 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-4621
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Pikul, Olga
Laboratory Technician
Office: 133-G Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-4863
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Rajeev Raizada
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Office: 314 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8673
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Research Interests
  • Multivoxel pattern analysis of fMRI
  • Language, semantics
  • Structure of neural representations
  • Computational modeling
Jeff Runner
Associate Professor of Linguistics and Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Chair of Department of Linguistics; Faculty Development and Diversity Officer of Arts, Sciences and Engineering
Office: 511a Lattimore Hall
Phone: (585) 275-2626
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Research Interests
  • Experimental syntax
  • Syntactic/Linguistic Theory
  • Binding Theory
  • Syntax processing
  • Phrase Structure
  • Syntax/Semantics interface
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Instructor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 322 Meliora Hall
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Ripton, Judy
Administration
Office: B-101 RCBI
Phone: (585) 275-4540
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Marc Schieber
Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Physical Med. & Rehabilitation, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Office: 5-6426 MC
Phone: (585) 275-3369
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Research Interests
  • Sensorimotor control of finger movements
Anne Pier Salverda
Research Associate
Office: 303A Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-7261
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Research Interests
  • real-time spoken language processing
  • spoken-word recognition
  • language-vision interactions
  • eye movements and visual search
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Sleezer, Brianna
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Strait, Caleb
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Seifeldin, Maryam
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Shah, Shraddha
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Shay, Elizabeth
Graduate Student
Office: 2B201B RCBI
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Assistant to the Chair, BCS/Administrative Assistant
Office: 274 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8659
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Duje Tadin
Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science
Office: 305 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8682
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Research Interests
  • neural mechanisms of visual perception
Michael Tanenhaus
Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics; Director of Center for Language Sciences
Office: 420 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-5491
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Research Interests
  • psycholinguistics
  • language and reading comprehension
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Thome, Alex
Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 303D Meliora Hall
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David Williams
Professor of Optics, Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Brain & Cognitive Sciences; Dean for Research of in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Allyn Chair of Medical Optics; Director of Center for Visual Sciences
Office: 317 Lattimore Hall, 274A Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 276-6070
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Research Interests
  • Limits of human vision
Rachel Wu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Office: 252 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 275-8443
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Research Interests
  • Attention and learning
  • EEG
  • Eye-tracking
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Wade, Shirlene
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Wang, Zhe Maya
Graduate Student
Office: 302 cubicle Meliora Hall
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Watts, Andrew
Laboratory Technician
Office: 123 Meliora Hall
Phone: (585) 273-1015
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Zhang, Ruyuan
Graduate Student
Office: 280 Meliora Hall
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