Affiliate Faculty


Jeffrey Alberts

Jeffrey Alberts

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
ontogeny of species-typical behavior; maturation of sensory and physiological processes; development of learning and memory

Yousuf Omar Ali

Yousuf Omar Ali

Assistant Scientist, Lu Lab

  • yoali@iu.edu
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Colin Allen

Colin Allen

Provost Professor, History and Philosophy of Science

Research Interests
philosophy of biology, psychology, and cognitive science, especially animal cognition and evolution (cognitive ethology), and artificial moral agents

Randall D. Beer

Randall D. Beer

Provost Professor, Cognitive Science

Provost Professor, School of Informatics and Computing

Research Interests
embodied; situated and dynamical approaches to behavior and cognition; evolutionary robotics; computational neuroscience; theoretical biology

Bennett I. Bertenthal

Bennett I. Bertenthal

James H. Rudy Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
perceptual, motor, and cognitive development; action observation and execution; perception of biological motion; implicit and explicit knowledge

Heather Bradshaw

Heather Bradshaw

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • hbbradsh@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-1559
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 116

Research Interests
cannabinoid pharmacology; neurobiochemistry; lipidomics

Joshua W. Brown

Joshua W. Brown

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
computational models of brain circuitry involved in cognitive control; test computational model predictions with fMRI; investigate the neural bases of cognitive impairment in psychopathology, especially substance abuse and schizophrenia, using fMRI and computational modeling

Stephen A. Burns

Stephen A. Burns

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Optometry

Professor, School of Optometry

Thomas Busey

Thomas Busey

Associate Department Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Professor, Psychological Brain Sciences

Research Interests
visual perception; recognition memory; face recognition EEG analysis of face and object perception; mathematical modeling techniques applied to above domains

Sue Carter

Sue Carter

Director, Kinsey Institute

Rudy Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Hu Cheng

Hu Cheng

Senior Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Physicist, Imaging Research Facility

Research Interests
artifact reduction for functional MRI; spatial-tempo characteristics of fMRI signal; parallel imaging; ultra-fast imaging techniques

James Craig

James Craig

Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cutaneous pattern perception and communication; psychophysical studies of tactile sensitivity

Jonathon D. Crystal

Jonathon D. Crystal

Director, Program in Neuroscience

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • jcrystal@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2246
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 224

Research Interests
comparative cognition; episodic memory; metacognition; time perception; circadian rhythms; learning and memory; disorders of memory (e.g., alzheimer's)

Brian D'Onofrio

Brian D'Onofrio

Director, Clinical Training

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
developmental psychopathology; behavior genetics; family systems; children

Gregory E. Demas

Gregory E. Demas

Associate Chair for Research, Biology

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Joseph Farley

Joseph Farley

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • farleyj@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-6828
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 218

Research Interests
cellular and molecular mechanisms of learning and memory; neurobiology of behavior; excitable membranes/ion channels; neurobiology of nicotine abuse and addiction; molecular bases of signal transduction; computational models of neuronal excitability

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive and motivational processes in substance abuse and dependence; decision-making; working memory; and self-regulatory processes that contribute to behavioral disinhibition and personality-risk for substance abuse

Preston Garraghty

Preston Garraghty

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
electrophysiological, neuroanatomical, and neurochemical analyses of adult neural plasticity in cortical and subcortical structures, particularly with respect to the contributions of gonadal and stress hormones; neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and behavioral analyses of animal models of autism; secondary interests include sensory system development and comparative neuroanatomy

Eleftherios Garyfallidis

Eleftherios Garyfallidis

Assistant Professor, Intelligent Systems Engineering, School of Informatics and Computing

Founder and Lead Engineer , DIPY

  • elef@indiana.edu
  • Smith Research Center 151K

Prof. Garyfallidis is leading a new lab for Neuroengineering at ISE specializing in the developing of new methods and intelligent algorithms for medical imaging and brain mapping with applications to research, clinic and industry.

Research Interests
brain mapping; medical imaging; artificial intelligence; machine learning; scientific visualization; software engineering

Karin Harman James

Karin Harman James

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive neuroscience, brain and behavior, developmental psychology

Julia Heiman

Julia Heiman

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
human sexuality

William P. Hetrick

William P. Hetrick

Department Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia and related psychological disorders; clinical translational psychopathology approaches to understanding risk factors and "illness" mechanisms using both human and animal models; temporal processing, cerebellar function, and brain micro-state measures of cognitive discoordination; methods utilized in the lab include fMRI, EEG, ERPs, rTMS, EMG, and clinical-neuropsychological assessment.

Andrea Hohmann

Andrea Hohmann

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Neuroscience

  • hohmanna@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-0672
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 220

Research Interests
mechanisms of pain; novel pain therapies

Laura Hurley

Laura Hurley

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, REU Program in Animal Behavior

Research Interests
evolution; ecology; behavior

Eduardo Izquierdo

Eduardo Izquierdo

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science

  • edizquie@indiana.edu
  • Eigenmann Hall 841

Research Interests
computational neuroscience; evolutionary robotics; artificial life; embodied cognition

Thomas W. James

Thomas W. James

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
visual and haptic perception; object recognition; cross-sensory integration; priming and adaptation; functional neuroimaging

Daniel P.  Kennedy

Daniel P. Kennedy

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social neuroscience; autism spectrum disorders; social perception; eye tracking; brain connectivity; functional MRI

Ellen D. Ketterson

Ellen D. Ketterson

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Research Interests
behavior; ecology; evolution

Andrew P. King

Andrew P. King

Senior Scientist

  • apking@indiana.edu
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Sachiko Koyama

Sachiko Koyama

Visiting Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
olfactory communication, olfactory neuroscience; influences of pheromones on social behaviors, adult neurogenesis, sperm activity and spermatogenesis, mammary glands, milk, and the next generation; microscopic analysis of cell movements; history of animals in human culture, history of keeping birds in Japan

Anne Krendl

Anne Krendl

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social neuroscience; social cognition and aging; impression formation; stigma; stereotyping and prejudice; stereotype threat; functional MRI

Justin Kumar

Justin Kumar

Professor, Biology

Genome, Cell, and Developmental Biology Section Associate Chair, Biology

Research Interests
Regulation of tissue/organ specification and patterning

Cary Lai

Cary Lai

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Neuroscience

  • carylai@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-4998
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 150A

Research Interests
developmental neurobiology; the use of transgenic mouse models to study nervous system function

David  Landy

David Landy

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • dlandy@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 353

Research Interests
computational and theoretical approaches to formal reasoning; mathematical cognition and perception; numerical reasoning; distributed cognition

Cara Lewis

Cara Lewis

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive behavioral therapy; treatment outcome; predictors, moderators, and mediators of outcome; efficacy and effectiveness research; adolescent and adult depression; comorbidity; dissemination and implementation; methods and measurement of implementation research

Hui-Chen Lu

Hui-Chen Lu

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Neuroscience

Adjunct, Biology

  • hclu@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-9663
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 122

Research Interests
development of neural circuitry, particularly in the neocortex; activity-dependent remodeling and mis-wiring in autism, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and congenital epilepsy; neuroprotective strategies

Kenneth Mackie

Kenneth Mackie

Director, Gill Center Professor

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • kmackie@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2042
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 120

Research Interests
regulation of CB1 cannabinoid receptor signaling; regulation of endocannabinoid production; Role of endocannabinoids in synaptic plasticity; novel cannabinoid receptors

Emília Martins

Emília Martins

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior, evolution, genomics, bioinformatics

Stephanie Mauthner

Stephanie Mauthner

Assistant Scientist, Tracey Lab, Biology

  • mauthner@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2681
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 216

Research Interests
genome; cell; developmental biology

Armin Moczek

Armin Moczek

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; evolution genomics and bioinformatics

Laura L. Murray

Laura L. Murray

Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive and neural bases of adult neurogenic communication disorders

Ehren Newman

Ehren Newman

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • ehnewman@indiana.edu
  • Psychology Building 347

Research Interests
systems neuroscience; learning and memory; circuits; high-density electrophysiology; optogenetics; neural rhythms; theta and gamma rhythms; acetylcholine; neuromodulation; neural information processing; modeling of neural circuits

Sharlene D. Newman

Sharlene D. Newman

Director, Imaging Research Facility

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
fMRI of language processes; problem-solving and planning

Brian F. O'Donnell

Brian F. O'Donnell

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
event-related potential abnormalities in schizophrenia and related disorders; disturbances of early stage vision in schizophrenia and affective disorders; event-related potentials and risk for alcoholism

Franco Pestilli

Franco Pestilli

Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • franpest@indiana.edu
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Research Interests
functional MRI; diffusion MRI; tractography; white matter; attention; motivation; reading; vision; psychophysics

David P. Pisoni

David P. Pisoni

Chancellor’s Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Distinguished Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests
psycholinguistics; speech perception; production and synthesis; perceptual development; spoken language comprehension; voice I/O technology; human factors; hearing impairment; cochlear implants; individual differences; multi-modal perception of speech

Nicholas Port

Nicholas Port

Adjunct Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • nport@indiana.edu
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Rob Potter

Rob Potter

Director, Institute for Communication Research

Associate Professor, The Media School

  • rfpotter@indiana.edu
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Research Interests
audio; music; psychophysiology; social neuroscience; emotion

Anne L.  Prieto

Anne L. Prieto

Associate Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adjunct, Biology

  • aprieto@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4642
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 222

Research Interests
molecular cellular basis of neuronal plasticity; learning and memory; functions of receptor tyrosine kinases in the central nervous system signal transduction; developmental neurobiology; neuronal and glial differentiation; functional roles of cell adhesion molecules and extracellular matrix proteins in morphogenesis

Aina Puce

Aina Puce

Eleanor Cox Riggs Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
social cognition; nonverbal communication; multisensor processing; functional MRI; electroencephalography; eye tracking; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Ben Ramsden

Ben Ramsden

Director, Psychology Teaching Labs

Senior Scientist, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
organization and function of cerebral cortex at submillimeter scale; methods and technologies in neuroscience; brain sciences education

George V. Rebec

George V. Rebec

Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
mechanisms of action of drugs of abuse; neurochemical correlates of movement and motivation; real-time assessments of neurotransmitter function during behavior; genetic and neurotoxic models of neurodegenerative disease

Dale Sengelaub

Dale Sengelaub

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
development of the nervous system; plasticity of neural structure and function

Richard Shiffrin

Richard Shiffrin

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Luther Dana Waterman Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Director, Speech Research Lab

Research Interests
role of intergroup emotions (emotions experienced with respect to one's collective self as a group member) in prejudice and intergroup relations; New conceptualizations of cognition as situated and embodied and their implications for social cognition; Connectionist or neural network models in social psychology; Social cognition in general, particularly the nature of mental representations of persons and groups and their effects on social judgments, including person perception and stereotyping

William Shofner

William Shofner

Associate Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

  • wshofner@indiana.edu
  • - -

Research Interests
auditory nervous system; perceptual attributes of sound

Nicholas Sokol

Nicholas Sokol

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems eukaryotic cell biology, cytoskeleton and signaling

Olaf Sporns

Olaf Sporns

Distinguished Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Robert H. Shaffer Chair, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
computational and cognitive neuroscience; connectomics; network models of the human brain; brain networks across the computational models of brain dynamics; embodied cognitive science

Jason Tennessen

Jason Tennessen

Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems

William Timberlake

William Timberlake

Professor Emeritus, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • timberla@indiana.edu
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Peter Todd

Peter Todd

Provost Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Research Interests
cognitive science and social psychology

W. Dan Tracey

W. Dan Tracey

Associate Professor, Biology

Linda and Jack Gill Chair, Genome, Cell & Developmental Biology

  • dtracey@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-2574
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 204

Research Interests
behavior; developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell biology; cytoskeleton and signaling

Cara Wellman

Cara Wellman

Director, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • wellmanc@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-4922
  • Multidisciplinary Science Building II 202

Research Interests
mechanisms of behavior, neuroscience

Meredith West

Meredith West

Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Graduate Advisor/Ombudsman, Psychological and Brain Sciences

Adjunct, Biology

Research Interests
development of behavior in animals and humans with a particular interest in how learning and species-typical experience affect ontogenetic and/or phylogenetic processes

Robert Withnell

Robert Withnell

Associate Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences

Research Interests
biophysics of the mammalian ear

Andrew Zelhof

Andrew Zelhof

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, Drosophila Genomics Resource Center

Research Interests
developmental mechanisms and regulation in eukaryotic systems; eukaryotic cell diology; cytoskeleton and signaling evolution