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 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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
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(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor
Physiology and cognitive functions of sleep in development and aging; learning and memory; sleep (polysomnography); activity monitoring (actigraphy).
Office: Tobin 419
Research Area(s):
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(s):
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience