Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.

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. Susan Courtney

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

I am interested in the neural basis of higher cognitive function. Specifically, I focus on working memory, attention, and cognitive control.

Dr. Noah Cowan

Associate Professor, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in mechanics and multisensory control in animals and machines.

Dr. John Desmond

Professor, Departments of Neurology and Cognitive Science
School of Medicine

I am interested in the neural substrates of learning and behavior using neuroimaging, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Dr. Janet DiPietro

Professor; Associate Dean fore Research and Faculty; Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health
Bloomberg School of Public Health

My research explores the origins of human development, the interface between individual differences in development and physiology, and the implications of the prenatal period for postnatal life.

Dr. Richard Edden

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
School of Medicine

I am interested in both the development of new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods and the application of existing methods to investigate the brain.

Dr. Howard Egeth

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

I am interested in the factors that determine the focus of visual attention, visual capture and attentional selectivity.

Dr. Jason Eisner

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in natural language processing and how we can appropriately formalize linguistic structure and discover it automatically.

Dr. Joshua Ewen

Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine 
School of Medicine

I am interested in the use of neurophysiological techniques to study neurological conditions that affect children and adults.

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.