Abhilasha is a computational cognitive scientist who is fascinated by how humans learn the meaning of words and communicate with each other. She enjoys teaching statistics, coding, and interdisciplinary classes on AI & cognition. Outside of work, Abhilasha likes to play board games and tennis, and try new recipes and restaurants in Portland!
Stephanie is interested in how people help one another effectively and why we engage in helping behavior. Currently, she is reviewing literature on helping and prosocial behavior in humans. Outside of lab, Stephanie is a captain of the Women's Cross-Country team and Women's Track and Field team and is involved in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys crochet, puzzles, and listening to music.
Mingi is interested in how people search through concepts within their memory. Currently, he is working on the Cochlear Project that explores the impact of cochlear implants on memory search. Outside of the lab, Mingi works at Bowdoin Information Technology. In his free time, he loves to cook and play piano.
Ulemj is interested in the influence of various lexical sources (semantic and phonological) on memory search. Currently, she is working on investigating task-discrepant clustering in verbal fluency tests. Outside of the lab, Ulemj is a Reed House leader and an active member of the Student Activities Funding Committee. She loves horse riding, motorcycle riding, and playing poker. She is currently learning how to play the drums.
Simon is working on developing a website which displays the results of a block-based collaboration game, with hopes to develop an interactive tool. Outside of the lab, Simon works at the rock-climbing wall, is a member of the club alpine ski team, and enjoys cooking in his free time.
Carrie is interested in mechanisms underlying collaboration and why people help each other. Currently, she is working on a literature review on helping and collaboration in crossword solving. Outside of lab, Carrie is a member of Obvious dance club. In her free time, she enjoys baking, movies, and photography.