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, B.S.

Master’s 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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Jon Starnes, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate in Cognition and Brain Science (Psychology)

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Research Assistants

Tal Ben-Yishai – Neuroscience

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Elizabeth Beveridge – Neuroscience

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Tanya Churaman – Computer Science

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Sarah Freeman – Neuroscience

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Andrew Han – Computer Science

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Sai Nakirikanti – Neuroscience

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Rhea Nichani – Neuroscience

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Rahul Thimmugari – Neuroscience

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Lab Alumni

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