Principal Investigator

Monica Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Monica Rosenberg is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Before coming to Chicago, she received her Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychology at Yale. Before that, she was an undergraduate at Brown, where she studied cognitive neuroscience. Monica’s work uses functional MRI, behavioral experiments, and machine learning methods to investigate how we pay attention and understand the consequences of attention fluctuations for memory and learning.

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Research Staff

Jin Ke

Jin is the lab manager for the CAB Lab. He is interested in the neural dynamics of sustained attention and emotion, and their influence on memory. Jin received his B.S. from Peking University and his M.A. from the MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago. Outside the lab, you can find him playing basketball or having fun with his cat.


Post-Doctoral Scholars

Omid Kardan, Ph.D.

Omid is a post-doctoral scholar interested in sustained attention and working memory in development. He takes a network neuroscience approach to understanding the state and trait level aspects of these processes using fMRI. Omid received his B.S. in bio-electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, and his Ph.D. in Psychology (Integrative Neuroscience) from the University of Chicago.

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Graduate Students

Hayoung Song, M.S.

Hayoung is a doctoral student in the Integrative Neuroscience Program.  Hayoung’s research focuses on understanding the neural state dynamics relevant for cognition and their computational mechanisms. She uses naturalistic tasks in human behavioral and fMRI studies. 

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Anna Corriveau

Anna is a graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Program. Anna is interested in how aspects of attention change over time and across individuals. When she’s not in lab, you can usually find Anna out for a run or trying to find the best chips and salsa in the city.

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Ziwei Zhang

Ziwei is a graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology Program. She is interested in the neural underpinning of human learning and how attention helps us achieve flexible learning behaviors. Ziwei likes some good music, singing, watching movies and genuine human connections!

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Alisa Schutz

Alisa is a graduate student in the MA Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) psychology concentration. Alisa is currently interested in neural dynamics, consciousness, memory, and attention. Outside the lab, she is usually exploring the city, hiking, or writing fiction.


Undergraduate RAs

Anthony James

Anthony is a third-year at The College, expecting to graduate with the Class of 2023 with degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology. He is interested in how emotional states affect the relationship between attention and memory. In his free time, he enjoys watching anime, exercising, and practicing his French.

Anu Mummaneni

Anu is an undergraduate in the College, expecting to graduate in the Class of 2024 with a degree in neuroscience. She is interested in the mechanisms of distraction, as well as the intersection of sleep and memory. In her free time, you can find her dancing, drawing, or watching movies.

Lucy Tindel

Lucy is an undergraduate in the College, expecting to graduate with the Class of 2023. She is planning to major in Psychology and is additionally very interested in Neuroscience, specifically the mechanics that underlie different psychological experiences. In her free time, you can find her painting or listening to podcasts.

Lab Affiliates

Julia Pruin

Julia is an Instructional Assistant with the Department of Psychology. She is interested in the interactions between attention and memory, as well as how those interactions affect how we perceive and interact with the world around us. Outside of work, she likes to bake, play video games, and work towards her goal of visiting all 50 states.


Research Staff

Taylor Chamberlain
Wesley Meredith, M.A.

MA Students

Alfred Chao, M.A.
Julia Pruin, M.A.
Steven Cao, M.A.

Undergraduate Students

Jassmin Deng
Deniz Eracar
Mudmee Sereeyothin
Cheyenne Wakeland-Hart