In Psychology, David is especially interested in neuroscience, cognition, and the field of abnormal psychology. In Economics, David is interested in macroeconomics and the problems that arise from poor economic management in the U.S. David also worked as one of the directors in the Student Resources Group and was responsible for running the Saferide program at Bard. He also organized the intramural basketball league at Bard, as he is an avid basketball and Boston Celtics fan.
Yifan is a senior major in Psychology. She is especially interested in studying judgment and decision making, stereotypes and mind perception using tools of psychology. She is currently investigating the connection between auditory language and morality. Outside the lab, you can find her doing sketches and illustrations and working with cables and audio mixers as a Sound Crew member.
Hadley Parum is a junior and a joint major in Psychology and Music. They are interested in cognitive studies of sensory perception, knowledge, and context-dependent memory. In addition to their participation in the lab, they serve as the team captain for the Bard Debate Union, and as a tutor for writing, music theory, and psychology through the Bard Learning Commons. Finally, they support lab culture by loving coffee, cats, and productivity technology very dearly.
Rayo is a senior with a major in Computer Science and a concentration in Mind, Brain, and Behaviour. He is mainly interested in computational linguistics and the use of artificial intelligence in education. In the lab, he helps out by building tools to automate the most tedious parts of the experiment workflow. Outside, you can find him at the Bard Debate Union or in one of the most hidden corners of the library.
Ellie is a senior pursuing a joint-major in psychology and biology. As someone involved in both fields, Ellie is particularly interested in how evolution via natural and artificial selection may drive the development of adaptive versus maladaptive behavior. Her other activities on campus include playing the violin, peer counseling on BRAVE, and walking various dogs. (No hate to cats; I like them too, you just can’t walk them – not that I know this from personal experience or anything).