Working Group: Molecules to Mind

List of members of the molecules to mind working group

Dr. Ed Connor

Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Director, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

I am interested in the human capacity for identifying, categorizing, evaluating, and interacting with objects. I aim to understand the neural algorithms that make object vision possible.

Dr. Lisa Feigenson

Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in how infants and children perceive, learn and reason about the world around them. Specific domains include numerical cognition, object-based attention, and short-term memory in infants and young children.

Dr. Jonathan Flombaum

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in visual learning and how visual information is used by, and sometimes limits thoughts and behaviors.

Dr. Michela Gallagher

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine

I am interested in the neural systems that serve a role in learning, memory and attention.

Dr. Peter Holland

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in mechanisms of behavior. My research focus is the study of brain systems for appetitive conditioning in rats.

Dr. Marshall Hussain Shuler

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
School of Medicine

The goal of my laboratory is to understand how neural circuits learn to produce responses to environmental cues that increase the fitness of the animal, and how disruption of this process contributes to cognitive disease.

Dr. James Knierim

Professor, Department of Neuroscience; Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in the behavioral and cognitive correlates of the hippocampal formation--a brain region that is critical for forming and storing long-term memories.

Dr. Michael McCloskey

Professor, Department of Cognitive Science; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in cognitive deficits in children and adults with brain damage or learning disabilities, including deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory.

Dr. Paul Smolensky

Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

My research attempts to identify the proper roles within a unified theory of cognition for symbolic computation, numerical neural computation, and statistical computation.

Dr. Veit Stuphorn

Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie decision-making and self-control, two essential functions of higher executive processes.