PBS faculty and their trainees conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and are recognized as world-class contributors to their fields. In addition, we have numerous faculty and teaching assistants who have been recognized for excellence in mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. All of these efforts are supported by the outstanding staff and students who are key to the success of our department.

Most members of our department are present in this directory, which can be filtered by Research Areas, Center and Institute Affiliations, and/or Positions. To see groups of researchers with similar interests, regardless of their research areas, try entering relevant search terms below.

Picture of Lori Astheimer
Lecturer
My research uses neuroimaging techniques to explore the relationship between attention and language processing across the life span.
Office: Tobin 539
Research Area:
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Picture of Kyle Cave
Professor
I study various aspects of visual cognition, focusing on visual attention, visual search, and the interference between targets and distractors in complex visual scenes.
Office: Tobin 432
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Chuck Clifton
Professor Emeritus
I have been on the UMass faculty since 1968, primarily doing research on sentence comprehension, both reading and listening.
Office: Tobin 435
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Andrew Cohen
Associate Professor
Reasoning, judgment, decision-making, and computational modeling.
Office: Tobin 427
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Picture of Rosie Cowell
Assistant Professor
The neural and cognitive mechanisms of memory and visual perception, investigated using computational models, functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), and behavioral studies.
Office: Tobin 431
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Picture of David Huber
Professor
My research focuses on human perception and memory using a variety of experimental methods (e.g., behavior, ERP, and fMRI) and computational models (e.g., Bayesian and Neural Network).
Office: Tobin 425
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Alexandra Jesse
Associate Professor
My research focuses on speech perception, with a special emphasis on audiovisual speech perception.
Office: Tobin 433
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Picture of Joonkoo Park
Assistant Professor and Honors Faculty
Cognitive, neural (fMRI/EEG), and developmental mechanisms underlying the acquisition and emergence of uniquely human and culturally-transmitted abilities such as reading and mathematics.
Office: Tobin 414
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Picture of Caren Rotello
Professor, Department Chair
Recognition memory and reasoning. Research tools include signal detection analyses and event-related potentials.
Office: Tobin 439
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Research
Neurocognitive research on basic auditory perception, speech perception, and selective attention with the goal of helping listeners (including children and older adults) understand speech in noise.
Office: Tobin 429
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Professor
Physiology and cognitive functions of sleep in development and aging; learning and memory; sleep (polysomnography); activity monitoring (actigraphy).
Office: Tobin 419
Research Area:
Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Science
Picture of Jeff Starns
Associate Professor
I explore human memory as it unfolds in time by applying computational models that predict both accuracy and response time data. I also investigate methods for improving statistical reasoning.
Office: Tobin 434
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Adrian Staub
Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Psycholinguistics, including lexical and syntactic processing in comprehension; eye movements in reading.
Office: Tobin 430
Research Area:
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience