People

ACC Lab

Lab Members and Information

Principal Investigator

Angela Gutchess is a psychology professor at Brandeis University as well as a visiting scientist at the Martinos Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown. Her research interests include studying the interactions among aging, culture and cognition using behavioral and fMRI methods. The courses she teaches at Brandeis include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology, Social Neuroscience and Culture, and Human Memory. When not working, she enjoys volunteering through Boston Cares and traveling. 

gutchess [at] brandeis [dot] edu || Current CV

Angela

Ph.D. Students

Laura Paige is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Brain, Body, and Behavior program. She graduated from Boston College in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and a minor in French, and again in 2013 with a master's degree in cognitive psychology. Her research focuses on the influence of misinformation in the frequency of false memories, previously using both behavioral and EEG methods. Currently, she is interested in how influential misinformation is when presented in a social context, particularly within and across cultures. In her free time, Laura enjoys running, napping, grocery shopping, and Disney World.

paigel [at] brandeis [dot] edu

Laura

Master's Students

Irina Orlovsky is a current master's student in the ACC Lab. In 2012, she received a B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience along with a minor in Biology from UMass Amherst. Her current research interests in aging, memory, and cognition developed from a background in EEG and sleep research. In her free time, she enjoys taking on small art projects, music, and diabolical level sudoku.

iorlovsk [at] brandeis [dot] edu

Irina

Postdoctoral Fellows

Jonathan Jackson is a postdoctoral fellow in the Aging, Culture, and Cognition lab. His research focuses on the individual and cultural effect of self- and other-focus on memorial and attentional processes. In particular, Jonathan Is interested in understanding how these effects interact with each other, as well as in healthy aging and Alzheimer disease. Through conjunctive exploration of behavior and neuroscience, he hopes to determine specific mechanisms by which memory can be improved. In his free time he enjoys his family, photography, gardening, baking, and ironing.

jdjack [at] brandeis [dot] edu || Current CV
Jonathan

Lab Manager

John Ksander

Rotation Students (From the Department of Neuroscience)

Undergraduate Honors Students

Jenny Crawford is a senior studying Neuroscience and Psychology at Brandeis University. After Brandeis, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Neuroscience. In her free time, Jenny enjoys to cook, travel, spend time with friends and family, and play the cello.

Jenny

Ryn Flaherty

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Lauryn Garner is a senior studying Psychology at Brandeis University. She hopes to continue to graduate school for Clinical Psychology and pursue a PhD in the field. Lauryn also enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, reading, making pottery, running, and serving as a coordinator for Waltham Group's Hunger and Homelessness program.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Alana Alves is a sophomore. She plans on majoring in Psychology and potentially minoring in HSSP. After Brandeis, she would like to go to graduate school to get her clinical degree. She loves traveling and in her free time she like to volunteer and hang out with friends!
Kyra Borenstein is a senior studying Psychology and Anthropology at Brandeis University.  After Brandeis, she intends to pursue a PhD in Psychology.  While not in the lab or class, she does volunteer tutoring, is a TA for Intro to Psych, and plays on the Women's Ultimate Frisbee team. Kyra
Victoria Jonas is a senior studying Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis. She hopes to one day work in the field of trauma psychology. In her free time, Victoria enjoys painting, reading, spending time with friends and participating in Brandeis' Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance.
Sarah Lipitz is a sophomore at Brandeis University planning on studying neuroscience, psychology, and music. While she is uncertain about her career path, she is very passionate about neuroscience and psychology, especially when these fields overlap with music. In her free time, Sarah leads the soprano section in University Chorus and enjoys horseback riding, reading, baking, and spending time with friends.
Cindy Luu is a junior double-majoring in Neuroscience and Biology and minoring in Anthropology. She hopes to attend medical school in the future and become a neurologist. On her free time, Cindy enjoys listening to music, spending time with her friends, and exploring Boston. Cindy
Naomi Weinblatt is a junior at Brandeis University intending to major in psychology. After graduating, she plans to attend graduate school and earn her Ph.D. In her spare time, Naomi plays volleyball, reads, and teaches Sunday morning Hebrew school.

Lab Alumni

Ph.D.

  • Hyeon-Nyeon Lee (2012)
  • Nicole Rosa (2013) is a college fellow at Harvard University
  • Margeaux Auslander (2013)
  • Brittany Cassidy (2014) is a post-doctoral fellow at Indiana University

Master's Degrees

  • Megan Limbert (2008)
  • Sarah Serbun (2009)
  • Sarah Huff (2012) is a PhD student at the University of Michigan
  • Chad Nussinow (2012)
  • Laura Ligouri (2013) is a technical assistant at MIT
  • Anna Carmichael (2014)

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Janelle Beadle (2010-2011) is a visiting research fellow at the University of Iowa
  • Eric Leshikar (2011-2013) is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Lab Managers
  • Jennifer Coleman (2008-2009) is a Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology at VCU
  • Joanne Shih (2010-2012)
  • Pete Millar (2012-2014) is a Ph.D. student in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis

Rotation Students

  • Trent Judis (2012-2013)
  • Tammy Hsieh (2013)
  • Joseph Wachutka (2013)

Undergraduate Honors Students

  • Ro'ee Gilron (2009)
  • Allie Indeck (2009)
  • Ayala Hamami (2010)
  • Maya Siegel (2010)
  • Aliza Schwartz (2011)
  • Joseph Polex Wolf (2011)
  • Jessie Nusbaum (2012)
  • Gabe Colton (2013)
  • Lauren Grewal (2013)
  • Alexander Sheehan (2013)
  • Abby Vigderman (2013)
  • Liat Zabludovsky (2013)
  • Jung Park (2014)
Undergraduate Research Assistants (partial list)
  • Avi Aizenman
  • Tanvi Bahuguna
  • Raquel Bubar
  • Deborah Chamama
  • Brian Dahlben
  • Nasia Frattaroli
  • Tali Friedland
  • Becca Glanz
  • Allen Gold
  • Gina Gotthilf
  • Christine Hosey
  • Manon Ironside (Eckerd College)
  • Sapir Karli
  • Todd Kirkland
  • Rebekah Lafontant
  • Rozi Levi
  • Leah Levy
  • Alina Liu
  • Shirley Lo
  • Karan Malik
  • Ariel Milan-Polisar
  • Wei Yee Mooi
  • Olivia Pobiel
  • Shanny Shmuel
  • Becky Sokal
  • Akash Vadalia
  • Liz Zharovsky
  • Rachel Zisman