Carnegie Mellon University

Mishaela DiNino

Mishaela DiNino

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Shae DiNino is a joint postdoc in the labs of Lori Holt and Barb Shinn-Cunningham. She received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Washington and her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from San Diego State University. Shae’s research focuses on auditory perception in adults who have experienced high levels of noise exposure. When not in the lab, Shae likes watching live music (with earplugs!) and taking her dog on outdoor adventures.

Jon Fincham

Research Psychologist, Psychology

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Davida Fromm

Davida Fromm

Research Psychologist, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller

Senior Research Psychologist, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

Michael Martin

Senior Researcher, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Robert Mason

Robert Mason

Senior Research Associate , Psychology

  • 327F Baker Hall
  • 412-268-3784
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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.

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Psychology

  • 335E Baker Hall
  • 412-268-3295
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

John Pyles

John Pyles

Research Scientist, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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.

Neeraj Sharma

Neeraj Sharma

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Every sound has a story. I keep getting amazed thinking about this. As sound pours into our ears, it triggers our perception and cognition. Being a signal processing researcher, I am interested in modeling the perceived aspects of sound and analyzing how perception of these aspects is modulated by cognition. Towards this, we are probing human listening when subjected to multiple talkers, speaking simultaneously. I am pursing this with support of the BrainHub CMU-IISc fellowship. Prior to this, I did my PhD research at Speech and Audio Group, Dept. ECE, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. The title of my thesis (in 2017) is "Information-rich sampling of time-varying signals", and proposes temporal analysis of speech and audio signals using zero-crossings and its derivatives.

Stephanie Siler

Stephanie Siler

Special Faculty Researcher, Psychology

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Catarina Vales

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Psychology

  • 340U Baker Hall
  • 412-268-6113
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Meredith Van Vleet

Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychology

  • 340U Baker Hall
  • 412-268-6024
Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213