Oct 012019

I graduated with a BA in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience in 2019 from The College of Wooster. I now work in the Object Perception Lab as a research assistant and am excited to see what the lab will do next.

Oct 012019

Giselle is currently doing a Honors project on perceptual expertise with images of food.

“I am a sophomore studying Neuroscience and Psychology. I am excited to be a part of the lab and I look forward to future studies.”

Jul 032019

I received my BS in Psychology from the University of Lincoln, which is based in the UK. I am especially interested in face recognition and processing, and how this differs from general object recognition and processing. Another research area of mine is metascience. This research is motivated by my concern about the replication crisis that affects many scientific fields, and by my interest in philosophy of science.

Email: conor.smithson@vanderbilt.edu
Jun 232018

I received my BA in Psychology and MS in Cognitive Science from Yonsei University in South Korea. I am interested in how people integrate visual information to increase processing efficiency. I am also interested in how multiple objects can be encoded as an ensemble and how it can be stabilized despite perceptual differences among individual objects.

Jun 182018

Craig is interested in combining machine learning (especially deep learning) with classic cognitive models to understand how people perceive, categorize, and mentally represent objects. Craig received his B.S. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2013, and will received his Ph.D. in Psychological and Brain Science from Indiana University in the Summer 2018, after which he will join the CatLab/OPLab and work with Palmeri and Gauthier as a postdoctoral fellow.

craasand AT iu.eduEmail


Jun 182018
Jason begins as a graduate student at Vanderbilt in Fall 2018. He is from Canada. As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, he has been working with CatLab alumnus, and now University of Toronto faculty member, Michael Mack on the development and validation of a printable 3D stimulus set for categorization experiments in visual and tactile modalities. As a graduate student, Jason is interested in combining computational modeling and neuroimaging to gain insights on perceptual expertise.

Jason will work with Palmeri and Gauthier on these topics

jason.k.chow AT vanderbilt.edu

Mar 282018

My research has been focused on the practical use of ensemble information in visual processing. One of my recent research exemplified that ensemble information could serve as a texture property of a surface. I am interested in how ensemble information contributes to object perception and how people’s different ability to process ensemble information makes individual differences in object perception. I use psychophysical methods, electrophysiological methods, along with modeling approaches to explore these topics. In the same vein, I am working on new image techniques that will allow me to disrupt people’s ability to process ensemble information selectively.


Sep 082016

I am a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience and tentatively plan to pursue a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience.

Sep 062016

I am a senior double majoring in psychology and cognitive studies, and plan to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology.

Sep 062016

I graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a BA in Psychology and Public Relations. I spent the following year teaching 7th grade English at Bailey STEM Middle School in Nashville through Teach for America. I now have the privilege of working as the research assistant in Dr. Gauthier’s lab and learning from the remarkably talented individuals around me on a daily basis. I am applying and hoping to be admitted to a PhD program in cognitive psychology for the fall of 2017.