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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

Cambria Revsine

Cambria Revsine

1st Year Psychology PhD Student

Cambria is a first-year doctoral student in the Cognitive Psychology program. Before joining the Brain Bridge Lab, she majored in Biological Basis of Behavior at the University of Pennsylvania, and spent two years as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health. She is broadly interested in memorability of real-world images, and is currently investigating the ability of people to predict what they will remember or forget.

Emma Megla

Emma Megla

1st Year Psychology PhD Student

Emma is a student in the Psychology PhD program. She graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from The Ohio State University in 2019 before working as a lab manager / research assistant at Vanderbilt University for two years. Emma is interested in taking advantage of multiple methods, such as drawing and EEG, to study how (and what) we forget as well as how our memory representations change over time. In her free time, she likes to read, knit, and try to make the prettiest farm on her favorite video game, Stardew Valley.

Xiaohan (Hannah) Guo

Xiaohan (Hannah) Guo

1st Year Psychology PhD Student

Hannah is broadly interested in how students learn, think, and apply knowledge in novel situations. Currently, she is interested in examining (1) the memorability of gestures in STEM learning; (2) the mechanisms behind gestures that promote STEM learning using brain imaging methods.

Max Kramer

Max Kramer

Masters of Computational Social Science Program

Max is a second-year student in the Masters of Computational Social Science Program at the University of Chicago. He graduated from Oberlin College in 2020 with high honors in psychology, a minor in computer science, and a concentration in statistical modeling. Max’s work focuses on the role of conceptual and perceptual information in memorability and analyzing memorability in the context of representational space.

Yuetong Bai

Yuetong Bai

Masters of Computational Social Science Program

Yuetong is a first-year student in the Masters of Computational Social Science Program at the University of Chicago. He graduated from Beijing Normal University in 2021, with a major in psychology and a minor in computer science. He is currently investigating the role of image memorability in Alzheimer‘s disease with biomarkers and neuroimaging data. He is interested in memory and learning as well as other aspects of cognitive science.

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!

Undergraduate Researchers

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. 

Madeline Gedvila

Madeline Gedvila

Class of 2022

Madeline is a third-year, majoring in Neuroscience. She is currently researching how memorable images may affect one’s perception of the duration of time. Her research interests center primarily around learning, memory, and cognition; she is particularly fascinated by the intersection of memory and personal identity. Madeline is passionate about sharing her findings in neuroscience and psychology in accessible ways, and in the future, she hopes to advance our understanding of how the structure and functioning of the brain creates rich inner worlds. During her free time, Madeline enjoys film and digital photography, skiing, hiking in the mountains, writing, and learning new things.

Trent Davis

Trent Davis

Class of 2023

Trent is a second year double majoring in Neuroscience and Visual Arts on the Pre-Med track. He is very interested in the overlap between the arts and neuroscience, particularly the impact that visual stimulus can have on the way that our brain functions and develops. In his free time, Trent loves to paint, draw, and listen to rap/ R&B.

Leon Zhou

Leon Zhou

Class of 2023

Leon is majoring in Data Science at Columbia University. 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.

Previous Members

Paige Hanson Remde Masters in the Social Sciences, 2021

Coen D. Needell Masters of Computational Social Science, 2021

Jennifer Hu High School Summer Intern, 2020