Post Docs / Research Scientists-Psychology - Carnegie Mellon University

David W. Braithwaite

David W. Braithwaite

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

Office: 336A Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-1837

Email: dbraithw@andrew.cmu.edu

Mathematics learning; concepts; graphical representations; analogical transfer

Jon Fincham

Research Psychologist, Psychology

Office: 345E Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-3498

Email: fincham@cmu.edu


Erez Freud

Special Faculty-Researcher, Psychology

Office: 330 Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-4237

Email: efreud@andrew.cmu.edu


Davida Fromm

Davida Fromm

Research Psychologist, Psychology

Office: 254H Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-5699

Email: fromm@andrew.cmu.edu

I am interested in how speech, language, and communication skills are affected by neurological impairments such as stroke and dementia. Working with Brian MacWhinney, I am involved in creating shared databases for research in these and other related areas. Using and improving computer-based tools for language transcription and analysis is also a big focus of my work.

Ryan Hope

Post Doctoral Associate, Psychology

Office: 345E Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-3498

Email: rhope@andrew.cmu.edu


Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller

Senior Research Psychologist, Psychology

Office: 327F Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-2402

Email: tk37@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu/

Senior Research Associate with expertise in fMRI. He is working on all of the fMRI projects. He has just the right computational skills to deal with the intensive data processing associated with fMRI data, as well as neuroanatomical knowledge for data interpretation. His substantive interests are in working memory, language, and spatial thinking. His Ph.D. is from the University of Missouri. He was previously an NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow for two years.

Christian Lebiere

Christian Lebiere

Research Psychologist, Psychology

Office: 345A Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6028

Email: cl@cmu.edu

Website: http://act-r.psy.cmu.edu

 

Gina Leckie

Post Doctoral Associate, Psychology

Office: 340U Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6113

Email: rcesaro@andrew.cmu.edu


Michael Martin

Senior Researcher, Psychology

Office: 2602C Wean Hall

Phone: 412-268-3169

Email: mkm@andrew.cmu.edu


Robert Mason

Robert Mason

Senior Research Associate , Psychology

Office: 327E Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-3784

Email: rmason@andrew.cmu.edu

Website: http://www.ccbi.cmu.edu/

My current research explores the cognitive and neural mechanisms through which scientific concepts are learned. I also developed a multiple cortical network theory of discourse processing with colleagues at the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging (CCBI). My broader research program focuses on the interaction of learning, language and the brain during the instructional process. I use functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) to study cortical networks that subserve reading and learning. I have studied these networks in English speakers, bilinguals and individuals with autism. My Ph.D. is from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and I previously worked at the Learning Research & Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jake McMullen

Special Faculty, Psychology

Office: 340T Baker Hall

Email: jmcmulle@andrew.cmu.edu


Masataka Nakayama

Staff, Psychology

Office: 254T Baker Hall

Email: masatakn@andrew.cmu.edu


Aryn Pyke

Aryn Pyke

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

Office: 345I Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-5027

Email: apyke@andrew.cmu.edu

Learning, memory and representation: I am currently exploring these processes in the domain of mathematical cognition. For example, I have explored how factors like calculators and graphical representations impact math learning and transfer. I'm currently using brain imaging (fMRI) to gain insight about when and how learners bring visuo-spatial processes to bear during mathematical problem solving.

John Pyles

John Pyles

Research Scientist, Psychology

Office: 352 Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-3647

Email: jpyles@cmu.edu

Website: http://tarrlabwiki.cnbc.cmu.edu/

My research focuses on how the brain perceives, processes and utilizes dynamic visual information. On a basic level I'm interested in how the brain can recognize and encode objects across motion and changes in shape from articulation. My work also focuses on the critical social information conveyed from the motion of human bodies and faces. How do we understand from motion how someone is happy or sad? How can we tell something is alive?
To answer these questions I use behavioral and neuroimaging techniques such as fMRI and diffusion imaging, and well as machine learning approaches in analysis of neuroimaging data. I also have an interest and expertise in advanced neuroimaging techniques and improving human neuroimaging methods.

Amanda Robinson

Post Doctoral Associate, Psychology

Office: 330 Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-4237

Email: arobins1@andrew.cmu.edu


Stephanie Siler

Stephanie Siler

Special Faculty Researcher, Psychology

Office: 354E Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6136

Email: siler@andrew.cmu.edu


Ut Na Sio

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

Office: 336A Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6113

Email: unsio@cmu.edu

Website: http://www.psy.cmu.edu/~unsio/index.htm


Robert Thomson

Robert Thomson

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychology

Email: thomsonr@andrew.cmu.edu

I am interested in the nature of representations and processes implicated in spatial reasoning and perception. Specific topics of interest include: spatial problem solving, encoding of size and distance relations, and the nature of mental imagery codes. In addition, I am also interested in the kinds of representations implicated in working memory processes, and am involved in projects on anthropomorphic reasoning heuristics and understanding the role of sub-lexical properties in list recall. At CMU I am currently working on the ICArUS-Minds project, with the long-term goal of implementing parietal functionality within ACT-R.

Catarina Vales

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychology

Office: 340U Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6113

Email: cvales@andrew.cmu.edu


Meredith Van Vleet

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

Office: 340U Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-6024

Email: mvanvlee@andrew.cmu.edu


Mark Vida

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

Office: 330 Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-4237

Email: markvida@andrew.cmu.edu


Daniella Villalba

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychology

Office: 340T Baker Hall

Email: dvillalb@andrew.cmu.edu


Jing Wang

Postdoctoral Associate, Psychology

Office: 327M Baker Hall

Phone: 412-268-2185

Email: jiwang1@andrew.cmu.edu


Jing Zhang

Staff, Psychology

Office: 345G Baker Hall

Email: zhangj1@andrew.cmu.edu