MindCORE Associates are post-doctoral scholars and graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania with emerging or established records of research on topics connected to mind and brain, and who are mentored by MindCORE faculty. To become a MindCORE Associate, please click here.


Ada Aka
Graduate student – Departments of Psychology and Marketing
Human memory, judgments and decision making


Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz
Postdoc – Department of Psychology
Empathy, social decision making


Stephanie Bugden
Postdoc – Department of Psychology
Mathematical cognition, learning disability, number word learning, cognitive neuroscience


Eugen Dimant
Postdoc – Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Experimental behavioral economics, behavioral ethics, crime economics, migration, norms


Megan Healey
Graduate student – Department of Neuroscience
Language comprehension, language impairment in neurodegenerative disease


Stacey Humphries
Postdoc – Department of Neurology and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Neuroaesthetics, concepts, actions, language, gesture


Yoed Kenett
Postdoc – Department of Psychology
Creativity, semantic networks, memory, high-level cognition


Anna Leshinskaya
Postdoc – Department of Psychology
Learning, semantic memory, concepts


Zhengang Lu
Postdoc – Department of Psychology
Cognitive neuroscience


Anne Park
Graduate student – Department of Psychology
Early life adversity, brain development, self-control, reward processing, emotion regulation


Kristopher Smith
Graduate student – Department of Psychology
Social preferences, moral cognition, cooperation, and culture


Ursula Tooley
Graduate Student – Department of Neuroscience
Early environmental impacts on functional brain network development, plasticity & learning, curiosity


Steven Weisberg
Postdoc – Department of Neurology
Spatial cognition, navigation, fMRI


Yosiane White
Graduate student – Linguistics
Lexical processing, dialect processing, bilingualism


Clifford Workman
Postdoc – Department of Neurology
Moral psychology, moral neuroscience, moral learning, neuroaesthetics, neuropsychiatry

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