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. When she isn’t in the lab, you can find Monica watching movies (a pastime she now calls “piloting”) or trying to hit a slice serve.

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Research Staff

Taylor Chamberlain

Taylor is the lab manager for the CAB Lab. Currently she is  working on a project investigating fluctuations in dynamic functional connectivity, and whether these fluctuations are predictive of cognitive performance. Before starting at the CAB lab, Taylor received her BA from UChicago and worked as a software engineer at Civis Analytics. She is broadly interested in the neural networks underlying attention.

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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Alfred Chao

Alfred is a graduate student in the Masters in Computational Social Science program. His research interests include the malfunctions of and relationships between attention, perception, and memory as well as the advanced methods by which these topics may be explored. Alfred graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia and enjoys writing, games, and observing comedy in the mundane.

Undergraduate RAs

Henrique Caldas

Henrique is a first-year undergraduate student in the College. He expects to graduate with the class of 2024 with degrees in Psychology and/or Neuroscience. He is interested in the understanding of the biological basis of behavior and morality and the correlation between memory and attention, all within a mental health context. Outside the lab, his hobbies are drawing fashion, reading comic books, and writing poetry.

Anthony James

Anthony is a second-year at The College, expecting to graduate with the Class of 2023 with a degree in Neuroscience. He is interested in the intersections between: memory, cognition, engagement, and performance. 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.

Mudmee Sereeyothin
Mudmee is an undergraduate in the College, expecting to graduate with the class of 2024. She is exploring her academic interests and is currently planning to double major in some combination of psychology/neuroscience/biology with a potential minor in statistics. She is interested in how the study of cognition can help improve educational systems and people’s health and well-being. In her free time she loves to bake and cook, stay active, and crochet.


Nicole Hakim

Nicole is a doctoral student in the Integrative Neuroscience Program in Ed Awh and Ed Vogel’s cognitive neuroscience lab. Nicole is collaborating with Monica on projects that investigate working memory functional connectivity in both EEG and MRI. Nicole is broadly interested in how information can be actively maintained “in mind” and why this ability is so limited. When she isn’t in the lab, you can find Nicole making pottery or biking along the lakefront.

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Research Staff

Wesley Meredith, M.A.

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MA Students

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

Undergraduate Students

Jassmin Deng
Cheyenne Wakeland-Hart