Research Scientist

Research Scientists


Jeffrey Alberts

Jeffrey Alberts

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
ontogeny of species-typical behavior; maturation of sensory and physiological processes; development of learning and memory

John Bates

John Bates

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of Clinical Training

**Not accepting graduate students**

Research Interests
development of children's behavior problems and competencies; family interaction processes; child temperament, social, cognitive and affective characteristics; socioeconomic variables

Bennett I. Bertenthal

Bennett I. Bertenthal

James H. Rudy Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
perceptual, motor, and cognitive development; action understanding; social attention; spatial attention; real-world decision making

Richard Betzel

Richard Betzel

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
network science; connectome; cognition

Geoffrey Bingham

Geoffrey Bingham

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
perception/action; visual event perception; optic flow; space perception; motor coordination and control; sfm and shape perception; visually guided reach-to-grasp

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

  • hbbradsh@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-1559
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 116

Research Interests
cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Joshua W. Brown

Joshua W. Brown

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Program in Neuroscience

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
develop computational models of brain circuitry involved in cognitive control; test computational model predictions with fMRI; investigate the neural bases of cognitive impairment in psychopathology, especially substance abuse and schizophrenia, using fMRI and computational modeling

Jerome Busemeyer

Jerome Busemeyer

Distinguished Professor and Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
quantum cognition; dynamic, emotional, and cognitive models of judgment and decision making; neural network models of function learning, interpolation, extrapolation; methodology for comparing and testing complex models of behavior; measurement theory with error contaminated data

Thomas Busey

Thomas Busey

Professor, Psychological Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023 — please contact before applying**

Research Interests
human expertise; forensics; decision making; visual perception; electrophysiology; mathematical modeling

Natasha Chaku

Natasha Chaku

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • nchaku@indiana.edu

Research Interests
adolescence; cognition; puberty; positive development; quantitative methods

Jonathon Crystal

Jonathon Crystal

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Associate Department Chair

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • jcrystal@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2246
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 224

Research Interests
comparative cognition; episodic memory; metacognition; time perception; circadian rhythms; learning and memory; disorders of memory; Alzheimer's

Amanda Diekman

Amanda Diekman

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
social roles; gender; stereotyping and prejudice; motivation; STEM

Brian D'Onofrio

Brian D'Onofrio

Sharon Stephens Brehm Endowed Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
Developmental psychopathology, pharmacoepidemiology, behavior genetics/genetic epidemiology, dissemination and implementation

Joseph Farley

Joseph Farley

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • farleyj@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-6828
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 218

Research Interests
cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory; neurobiology of behavior; Excitable membranes/ion channels; neurobiology of nicotine abuse and addiction; molecular bases of signal transduction; computational models of neuronal excitability

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
roles of executive cognitive function, attention control, working memory, decision-making, and personality in self-regulation and disorders characterized by poor self-regulation, such as substance use disorders, externalizing psychopathology, and internalizing psychopathology; development of interventions to improve decision-making and moderate the deleterious effects of stress, negative emotions, and fatigue on executive cognitive functions, such as attention control, and performance

Emily Fyfe

Emily Fyfe

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
cognitive development; math cognition; learning and transfer; problem solving; experimental educational research methods

Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
electrophysiological; neuroanatomical; neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures, particularly with respect to the contributions of gonadal and stress hormones; Neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and behavioral analyses of animal models of autism; Secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Jason Gold

Jason Gold

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests
sensation and perception; psychophysics

Robert Goldstone

Robert Goldstone

Distinguished Professor and Chancellor’s Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
conceptual and perceptual learning; computational models of thought; visual cognition and pattern recognition; analogical reasoning, judgment, and decision making

Dorainne J. Green

Dorainne J. Green

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

  • dojlevy@indiana.edu

Research Interests
coping with stigma, emotion regulation, intergroup relations, social identity threat, stereotyping and prejudice

Norbert Hajos

Norbert Hajos

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

  • nhajos@iu.edu
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 218

Research Interests
cellular and system neuroscience; wiring principles of cortical networks, GABAergic interneurons, synaptic inhibition, circuit operation in neural networks, oscillatory activities in cortical structures; hippocampus, amygdala, prefrontal cortex; neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, optogenetics

William P. Hetrick

William P. Hetrick

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Department Chair

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia and related psychological disorders; clinical translational psychopathology approaches to understanding risk factors and "illness" mechanisms using both human and animal models; temporal processing, cerebellar function, and brain micro-state measures of cognitive discoordination; methods utilized in the lab include fMRI, EEG, ERPs, rTMS, EMG, and clinical-neuropsychological assessment

Edward Hirt

Edward Hirt

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of Pedagogy

Research Interests
mental depletion; Social cognition and social judgment; self-protective strategies, particularly self-handicapping; hypothesis testing; mood effects, intrinsic interest and creativity; social identity and allegiance, particularly fanship; reconstructive memory

Andrea Hohmann

Andrea Hohmann

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

  • hohmanna@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0672
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 220

Research Interests
mechanisms of pain; novel pain therapies

Amy Holtzworth-Munroe

Amy Holtzworth-Munroe

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students**

Research Interests
Intimate partner violence; interventions for divorcing or separating parents; studies of the effectiveness of family law interventions (e.g., mediation, court-affiliated parenting programs); screening for intimate partner violence in family law settings

Kurt Hugenberg

Kurt Hugenberg

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
stereotyping and prejudice; intergroup relations; face perception; social categorization and person construal

Karin H. James

Karin H. James

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests
action and perception interactions during learning; development of object recognition; effects of handwriting on cognitive development, perceptual expertise, gesture processing and active learning in adults

Thomas W. James

Thomas W. James

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
visual and haptic perception; object recognition; cross-sensory integration; priming and adaptation; functional neuroimaging

Michael Jones

Michael Jones

W.K. Estes Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
computational models of memory and language; dynamics of knowledge and language acquisition; categorization and concept learning; attention in reading and visual navigation; artificial intelligence; specifically swarm intelligence

Istvan Katona

Istvan Katona

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Naus Family Chair in Addiction Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
signaling pathways and brain circuits involved in substance abuse, the endocannabinoid system, synaptic plasticity, super-resolution imaging

Daniel P. Kennedy

Daniel P. Kennedy

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Imaging Research Facility

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023 — please email before applying**

Research Interests
social neuroscience; autism spectrum disorders; social perception; eye tracking; brain connectivity; functional MRI

Anne Krendl

Anne Krendl

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
social neuroscience; social cognition & aging; healthy & pathological aging; stigma

Cary Lai

Cary Lai

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Scholar, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • carylai@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-4998
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 150A

Research Interests
developmental neurobiology; the use of transgenic mouse models to study nervous system function

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces

Lorenzo Lorenzo-Luaces

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
psychotherapy for depression: outcomes, processes, and moderators; intersection of stepped care and personalized medicine for depression; history and classification of major depressive disorder; treatment of bipolar II depression

Hui-Chen Lu

Hui-Chen Lu

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

  • hclu@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-9663
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 122

Research Interests
development of neural circuitry; particularly in the neocortex; activity-dependent remodeling and mis-wiring in autism; dyslexia, schizophrenia, and congenital epilepsy; neuroprotective strategies

Kenneth Mackie

Kenneth Mackie

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Jack and Linda Gill Chair, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

  • kmackie@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2042
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 120

Research Interests
regulation of CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling; regulation of endocannabinoid production; role of endocannabinoids in synaptic plasticity; novel cannabinoid receptors

Ben Motz

Ben Motz

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Associate Director, eLearning Research and Practice Lab, Pervasive Technology Institute

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
perception of rhythms and temporal patterns, and scholarship of teaching; concept learning; behavioral science; experimental research methods in education

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Class of 1948 Herman B Wells Endowed Professor

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
self and social identity threat; stereotype threat; stereotyping and prejudice; intergroup dynamics; interracial interaction and friendship; organizational lay theories; structural and psychological barriers for underrepresented groups

Ehren Newman

Ehren Newman

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
systems neuroscience; learning and memory; circuits; high-density electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural rhythms; theta and gamma rhythms; acetylcholine; neuromodulation; neural information processing; modeling of neural circuits

Robert Nosofsky

Robert Nosofsky

Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
Cognitive Science, Categorization, Recognition Memory, Similarity Scaling, Computational Modeling

David B. Pisoni

David B. Pisoni

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Chancellor’s Professor, Cognitive Science

Adjunct Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Linguistics; Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine

**Not accepting graduate students**

Research Interests
psycholinguistics; speech perception; production and synthesis; perceptual development; spoken language comprehension; voice I/O technology; human factors; hearing impairment; cochlear implants; individual differences; multi-modal perception of speech

Anne L. Prieto

Anne L. Prieto

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director of Graduate Admissions

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • aprieto@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4642
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 222

Research Interests
molecular cellular basis of neuronal plasticity; learning and memory; functions of receptor tyrosine kinases in the central nervous system signal transduction; developmental neurobiology; neuronal and glial differentiation; functional roles of cell adhesion molecules and extracellular matrix proteins in morphogenesis

Aina Puce

Aina Puce

Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
social neuroscience; EEG/MEG, functional MRI; eye tracking; white matter tractography; open science; best practices

Robert BJ Rydell

Robert BJ Rydell

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

** Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
social cognition; attitude formation, representation, and change; impression formation; stereotype threat

Dale R. Sengelaub

Dale R. Sengelaub

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
development of the nervous system; plasticity of neural structure and function

Richard Shiffrin

Richard Shiffrin

Distinguished and Luther Dana Waterman Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Member, National Academy of Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests
Short- and long-term memory; forgetting; attention; perception; decision making; visual search; mathematical and computer simulation modeling; the practice of science

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Distinguished Professor and Chancellor's Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Member, National Academy of Sciences

Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
perceptual and cognitive development in infancy and young children; the development of visual object recognition; word learning

Olaf Sporns

Olaf Sporns

Distinguished Professor and Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Robert H. Shaffer Chair

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
computational and cognitive neuroscience; connectomics; network models of the human brain; brain networks across the computational models of brain dynamics; embodied cognitive science

Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Cognitive Science Program

Jennifer Trueblood

Jennifer Trueblood

Ruth N. Halls Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • jstruebl@iu.edu
  • Psychology Building 363
Richard Viken

Richard Viken

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Not accepting graduate students for Fall, 2023**

Research Interests
antisocial behavior; social interaction; family process; behavior genetics; alcohol use and abuse

Cara L. Wellman

Cara L. Wellman

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Research Interests
stress effects on corticolimbic morphology and function; transgenic models of psychopathology

Krista M. Wisner

Krista M. Wisner

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

**Reviewing graduate applications for Fall, 2023**

  • kwisner@iu.edu
  • Psychology Building 144

Research Interests
serious mental illness, addiction, stress, interoception, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, neuroimaging