People

Timothy Brady - Associate Professor of Psychology (Principal Investigator)
Tim received his PhD from MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, working with Dr. Aude Oliva, and performed postdoctoral research in the Department of Psychology at Harvard working with Dr. George Alvarez in the Harvard Vision Lab. He currently heads the Vision and Memory Lab. You can view his CV, Google Scholar profile, or email him. Tim's office at UC San Diego is in McGill Hall, Room 5322.

Maria Robinson - Postdoc
Maria did her PhD at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in combining empirical work and computational modeling to study visual cognition and memory. Here is Maria's website.

Lauren Williams - Postdoc
Lauren received her PhD from the University of Utah, where she worked with Dr. Trafton Drew. Lauren is interested in learning how prior knowledge and task context influence our mental representations of objects during complex visual tasks (e.g., visual search); the consequences of a limited visual attention system in applied settings, such as radiology; and perceptual expertise. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new places, listening to music, and hiking. Here is Lauren’s website.

Anna Shafer-Skelton - PhD student
Anna is a Ph.D. student in the Brady and Serences labs. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, working with Richard Abrams. After that, she moved to Boston, where she worked with Tim Brady and George Alvarez in the Harvard Vision Lab, and then to Ohio State University, where she was a lab manager/research assistant with Julie Golomb in the Vision & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. In Brady lab she is studying visual scene recognition and visual working memory. Here is Anna's Google Scholar profile.

Michael Allen - PhD student
Michael is a Ph.D. student in the Cognitive Science department, working between the Interactive Cognition lab and the Brady lab. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees in mathematical physics in Dublin, Ireland, before switching to psychology via a master’s degree in London, and finally arriving in UCSD. He is interested in the intersection of memory, perception and the occurrent conscious experience, from a philosophical and psychological perspective. Here is Michael's Google Scholar profile.

Jonathan Keefe - PhD student
Jonathan is a PhD student in the Störmer and Brady labs interested in how perception and attention work within and across sensory modalities, using EEG to better understand the neural bases of these cognitive processes. Here is Jonathan's website.

Jamal Williams - PhD student
Jamal is a PhD student in the Brady and Störmer labs, working on a variety of issues at the intersection of visual memory and visual attention, including how visual working memory guides visual attention, the role of interference within a category on visual long-term memory, crossmodal recognition, and the role of knowledge in visual working memory. Here is Jamal's Google Scholar profile.

Hayden Schill - PhD student
Hayden is a PhD student in the Brady lab. She was previously a research assistant with Dr. Jeremy Wolfe at Harvard Med. School. In Brady lab, she is working on how memory is impacted by expertise, in particular focused on how radiologists remember and make decisions about medical images. Here is Hayden's website.

Isabella Destefano - PhD student
Isabella is a PhD student in the Brady lab interested in psychophysical scaling, individual differences and the role of categories in visual working memory. Here is Isabella's Google Scholar profile.


Lulu Ricketts
Undergraduate researcher

TJ Nguyen
Undergraduate researcher

Delaney Pickell
Undergraduate researcher

Ani Abovian
Undergraduate researcher

Manzhi (Krypton) Li
Undergraduate researcher

Brady Goodell
Undergraduate researcher

Join the lab

We're always looking for excellent Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers and and undergraduate students. See our Join the Lab page for more.

Alumni

These wonderful people used to work in the lab but have moved on:

Mark Schurgin - Former postdoctoral researcher
Mark was a postdoctoral researcher in the lab, where he studied a variety of issues in visual working memory and visual long-term memory, using behavioral, computational and cognitive neuroscience methods. Mark got his Ph.D. from the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins University working with Jon Flombaum. He's now working at Google: Visit his website. Google Scholar profile.

Chaipat Chunharas, M.D. - Former PhD student
Chaipat was a PhD student who did work on visual working memory, including biases that arise from the interaction of items with each other in memory.

Jonas Lau - PhD student / Postdoc
Jonas got his PhD here at UC San Diego, as a PhD student in the Brady lab and in Pashler lab and was then a postdoc in the Brady lab. In our lab, he has worked primarily on ensemble statistics, visual search, multiple object tracking and the relationship of multiple object tracking to intuitive physics.

Other alumni:

  • Yonghoon Chung (undergraduate researcher, now PhD student at Dartmouth Psychology)
  • Elizabeth Bennette (undergraduate researcher).
  • Seema Ahmed (undergraduate researcher).
  • Avery Quynh (undergraduate researcher).
  • Brittany Hawkins-Carter (Undergraduate researcher, now PhD student at Howard University in Educational Psych.)
  • Zeljana Babic (Undergraduate researcher)
  • Isabel Asp (Undergraduate researcher, now lab manager at CNS Laboratory of Memory and Brain, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System)
  • Annalise Miner (Undergraduate researcher)
  • Robert Walter (Undergraduate researcher, now PhD student at Yale Psychology)
  • Kelvin Lam (Undergraduate researcher, now PhD student at UC Santa Barbara Psychology)
  • Qingzi (Fanny) Zheng (Undergraduate researcher, now PhD student at Iowa Psychology)
  • Nimsi Guerrero (Summer undergraduate researcher)
  • Crystal Reudas (Summer undergraduate researcher)
  • Trenton Brooks (Summer undergraduate researcher)