Ofer Perl, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow (co-mentored by Dr. Daniela Schiller)
PhD in Neuroscience, Weizmann Institute of Science
Coming from a background in human olfaction research, I now shift gears to ask how bodily rhythms interact with perceptual and cognitive processes and how the olfactory system can be used to probe these links. Another field I'm interested in is memory, and specifically how our brains map, represent, and organize spaces of abstract information.
Jihan Ryu, M.D.
Resident Psychiatrist at the Mount Sinai St. Lukes-West Hospitals/ISMMS
MD, Dartmouth College
I am interested in modeling transference, insight, self-concept, metacognition, and motivation on a computational level as a way of appreciating therapeutic alliance and conflict in clinical encounters.
Anastasia Shuster, Ph.D.
PhD in Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University
I am interested in social behavior and decision-making. I use a combination of computational, economic and neural approaches to study questions like why people make dishonest choices and what drives individual differences in prosocial tendencies.
Yuyang Luo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (co-mentored by Dr. Alex Charney)
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
I am interested in the application of machine learning techniques to exploit useful neurobiological information from high dimensional, complex temporo-spatial, and low sample size neuroimaging data. The implementation may help us predict individual mental traits and behavioral dispositions from brain imaging data, which would contribute to understanding the connection between the cognitive state and neurobiological features.