Principal Investigators

Edward Awh

Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology
University of Chicago

Faculty Page


Vogel Edward Vogel

Department of Psychology and Institute for Mind and Biology
University of Chicago

Faculty Page


Tobias Feldmann-Wüstefeld
Post-doctoral scholar. Tobias is interested in how selective attention is shaped by the visual context, learning experience and reward. He is also looking at prioritization of relevant and suppression of irrelevant information in visual attention and working memory. Tobias investigates these mechanisms with EEG, eye tracking and motion tracking. Personal website
 squares.png Megan deBettencourt
Post-doctoral scholar. Personal website

PhD Students

Kirsten Adam
PhD Student. Kirsten is interested in the relationship between visual attention and working memory, with a focus on how failures of attention adversely impact working memory performance. She uses EEG and individual differences approaches to investigate the potential mechanisms that underlie our cognitive limits. Personal website
suttererprofile David Sutterer
PhD Student. David is interested in long term memory, working memory, and interactions between the two systems.  His research involves using encoding models to examine the role of oscillatory activity in long term memory retrieval and working memory. He is also studying the relationship between the probability that memories can be retrieved and the precision with which those memories can be retrieved. CV
Foster Joshua Foster
PhD Student. Josh is fourth year student in the Psychology program. Josh is using EEG in conjunction with encoding models to examine online spatial representations in working memory and to track the dynamics of covert spatial attention. CV
16996418_10155051488452329_4970451429420928725_n Nicole Hakim
PhD Student. Nicole is broadly interested in individual differences in visual attention, perception and working memory. She is using EEG and behavioral methods to explore the relationship between attention and working memory.Personal Page  CV
Quirk Colin Quirk
PhD StudentColin is interested in using EEG technology to study basic cognitive systems (e.g. attention, working memory & long-term memory). Currently he is using EEG to explore the mechanisms of implicit learning.Personal website
 squares Gisella Diaz
PhD Student

Research Specialist


Ariana Gale

Former Post-docs

Eren Gunseli
Post-doc at Columbia
Roy Luria
Professor at Tel Aviv University
Hiroyuki Tsubomi
Associate Professor at University of Toyama

Former PhD Students

Irida Mance
Brittany Dungan
Senior UX Researcher at Big Fish Games
Keisuke Fukuda
Assistant professor at University of Toronto Mississauga
Eddie Ester
Assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University
Trafton Drew
Assistant professor at the University of Utah
Andrew McCollough
Data Scientist at EdgeRock Technology Partners, A CDI Company

Former Master’s Students

Akiko Ikkai
UX Researcher
Akina Umemoto
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Toyama University/University of Toronto
Miranda Scolari
Assistant professor at Texas Tech University
Maro Machizawa
Assistant professor at Hiroshima University


Former Research Specialists

Brendan Colson
UX Researcher