Thackery Brown, Ph.D.

Thackery received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Boston University under the mentorship of Dr. Chantal Stern, and completed his postdoctoral training at Stanford University with Dr. Anthony Wagner. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology, a member of the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI) and Georgia Tech Neuroscience, and a Network Scholar of The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.


Post-doctoral Fellows

Qiliang He, Ph.D.

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Graduate Students

Jancy Liu, M.S.

Doctoral Candidate in Economics (Economics)

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Paulina Maxim, B.S.

Doctoral Candidate in Cognition and Brain Science (Psychology)

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Yiren Ren, B.A.

Doctoral Candidate in Cognition and Brain Science (Psychology)

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Research Assistants

Elizabeth Beveridge – Neuroscience

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Lou Eschapasse – Neuroscience

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Sharon Flores – Neuroscience

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Maddy Hammond – Neuroscience

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Rhea Nichani – Neuroscience

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Victoria Pfennig – Neuroscience

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Avery Pope – Neuroscience

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Sarah Redmond – Neuroscience

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Ashley Salen – Psychology

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Rahul Thimmugari – Neuroscience

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Vanessa Vargas – Neuroscience

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Anna Zagora – Neuroscience

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Lab Alumni

Derek Matthews – Biomedical Engineering

Jon Starnes, M.A.

Sarah Freeman – Neuroscience

Senior Thesis: Stress effects on the ability to learn statistical regularities about our world

Sai Nakirikanti – Neuroscience

Senior Thesis: The Role of Basal Forebrain  Degeneration and Cortisol as Biomarkers Mediating Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology: A Machine Learning Approach

Tal Ben-Yishai – Neuroscience

Senior Thesis: Characteristic Neural Firing Profiles in Different Hippocampal Subfields for Successful and Unsuccessful Memory

Andrew Han – Computer Science

Senior Thesis: The Effects of Boundary Manipulations on Navigational Abilities

Tanya Churaman – Computer Science

Senior Thesis: How Cognitive Load Difficulty Affects Cognitive Mapping and Individual Differences in Navigation

Deepika Pahari – Biochemistry

Samar Abdelmageed – Psychology

Brandon Cho – Neuroscience

Sarah Goodroe – Psychology

Senior Thesis: Which Navigation Strategy is Best?  The Importance of Spatial Strategy in a Landmark-free Environment is Moderated by Sense of Direction and Prior Learning