Faculty Details



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Madison Norman


Major: Psychology / Minor: Cognitive Science

I've been in this lab since last Fall (2016) and I joined because I was originally interested in creating functional drawings of certain neurological pathways. Now, I'm working on my Honors Thesis Project for my senior year. I plan on attending graduate school and obtaining a PhD in Neuropsychology. I hope to work in an academic research hospital after my studies where I can conduct research as well as treat clients.

Research Laboratories

Principal Investigator

Area of Psychology


Jack Aiello Social-Organizational Social & Organizational Psychology Lab
Kasia Bieszczad Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Cortex, Learning, Epigenetics & Function Lab
Richard Contrada Social-Clinical-Health Psychophysiology Laboratory
Maurice Elias Clinical Rutgers Social & Emotional Learning Lab
Samantha Farris Clinical-Health Rutgers Emotion, Health and Behavior Laboratory
Jacob Feldman Cognitive Visual Cognition Laboratory
Arnold Glass Cognitive Learning & Memory Laboratory
Lee Jussim Social Social Perception Lab
Eileen Kowler Cognitive Eye Movements, Vision & Cognition Lab
Alan M. Leslie Cognitive Cognitive Development Laboratory
John McGann Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Behav. Neuroscience & the Olfactory System Lab
Julien Musolino Cognitive Psycholinguistics Lab
Timothy Otto Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Memory Formation & Storage in the Mammalian Brain Lab
Laurie Rudman Social Social Cognition Lab
Edward Selby Clinical-Health Emotion & Psychopathology Lab
Tracey Shors Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
Karin Stromswold Cognitive Language Acquisition & Neurolinguistics Lab
Elizabeth Torres Cognitive-BSN Sensory-Motor Integration Lab
David Vicario Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Neurobiology of Vocal Learning Lab
Mark West Behav. & Syst. Neuroscience Neurophysiology Lab
Diana Sanchez Social Stigma, Health & Close Relationships Lab



Research Opportunities

We are always looking for research assistants! Being a student at Rutgers gives you the opportunity to be a part of the psychology world, even if it is only for a little while. Being a RA gives students the opportunity to grow; to understand a little more about themselves. 

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Current Projects

NeTs Project: Kajal Parikh, Binal Patel, Jason Ni

boy watching youtube on laptop

In this project we have students rate the quality of streaming videos that we systematically degrade. This project involves selecting the videos, setting up the experiment, scheduling both subjects and experimenters, and tabulating and analyzing the data.  We are planning to perform an experiment this semester in which we measured the effect of video content on the judgment.  We hypothesize that when objective video streaming is most impaired, viewers will be forgiving of the pauses when there are few cuts and give these videos higher ratings.  We are currently in the process of creating an online research pool and making sure all of our equipment is working properly. We will start collecting data after the research pool is set up and participants sign up.


Dr. Glass

Human brain vs computer identity challenge

When we see something or recall something or plan a sentence, a representation of what we see or recall or wish to say forms in our brain. What are these representations like? If we knew exactly what they were like then we could replicate them in databases that would be used by computers to see and speak the way we do.

I have been trying to create descriptions of the representations that we use to see and remember and speak in sufficient detail to enable a computer system with all these abilities. Such descriptions are called computational models and may take the form of actual computer programs.

When we see or hear, our brains are transforming information from one form into another. So our brains are information processing systems, just like computers are. Computers can electronically perform operations must faster than our brains. But the procedures that our brains use for transforming information are much faster and more efficient than those currently used by computers. Describing the procedures that the brain uses to encode and retrieve information is the goal of my research.

This work often requires very detailed descriptions of how we perform very simple tasks, such as how we detect the repetition of a letter in a sequence of letters. It makes use of various forms of description that are also part of mathematics and computer science.

Lab Members


                                                                     Dr. Margaret Ingate

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Graduate Student



Cognitive Psychology

My current research interests include the neural systems of visual short-term memory and the underlying mechanism of testing effect.





Undergraduate Students

Evan Reaham