People

Wilma Bainbridge, PhD.

Wilma Bainbridge, PhD.

Principal Investigator

Wilma A. Bainbridge joined the University of Chicago faculty in January 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She received her B.A. in Cognitive Science from Yale University, studying both visual neuroscience and human-robot interaction. After a year-long research internship on robotics at the University of Tokyo, she completed her Ph.D in Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying vision and memory. She then completed postdoctoral training at the National Institute of Mental Health before coming to the University of Chicago.

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Graduate Students

Coen D. Needell

Coen D. Needell

Masters of Computational Social Science Program

Coen is a student in the Masters of Computational Social Science program at the University of Chicago. As an undergraduate, he went to Washington University in St. Louis, where he majored in Physics and Economics, and minored in the Philosophy of Science. His work focuses on developing novel methods for social scientific concepts. Currently He’s working in the Brain Bridge Lab, working on leveraging computer vision models to study memory and memorability. His hobbies include analyzing video games, cooking, and writing short stories.

Research Staff

Deepasri Prasad

Deepasri Prasad

Lab Manager

Deepa works as the lab manager and a research assistant in the Brain Bridge Lab. She is broadly interested in how the brain integrates different senses to form a cohesive experience of the world, and how this perception interfaces with other functions, like memory. Deepa majored in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Michigan, where she received her B.S. In her free time, Deepa enjoys calligraphy, cats, and sending snail mail to her friends!

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Undergraduate Researchers

Leon Zhou

Leon Zhou

Class of 2023

Leon is a freshman, majoring in Economics and Computer Science. He is currently researching face recall using character creation tools. He is interested in adapting video game and easily available technologies to test human behavior. In Leon’s free time, he enjoys listening to classic rock and learning about artificial intelligence.

Xavior Lewis

Xavior Lewis

Class of 2023

Xavior is a first year interested in the role memory has in influencing mental imagery. He is also interested in how certain techniques can evoke particular emotions with specific regards to art.

Rebecca Greenberg

Class of 2022

Rebecca is a psychology major and she is interested in cognitive psychology primarily. Currently, Rebecca’s research is about how time of exposure to a stimulus influences memory, and she is interested in whether different kinds of images, such as faces or famous images, might vary in how the memory is effected by the duration of the stimulus.