People

  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Kellman studies visual perception of objects, space, and motion, and processes of perceptual change -- perceptual learning and development. He also studies visual cognition and learning, adaptive learning, applications of perception and cognitive science to education, training, and educational technology, and perceptual and cognitive processes in aviation and driving.
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  • Philip J. Kellman, Ph.D.
  • Christine M. Massey, Ph.D.
  • Co-Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Massey studies cognition, learning, and conceptual development in complex domains, such as mathematics and science. She also specializes in applications of cognitive science to learning in formal and informal environments, with experience in research and development projects focused on educational technology, curriculum, and teacher professional development.
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  • Rachel Older
  • Rachel Older
  • Lab Manager
  • Rachel is interested in biological motion, perception of mental states, and the influence of visual phenomena on social interaction.
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  • Everett Nettler
  • Everett Mettler, Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Everett is a postdoc in the Kellman lab. He studies learning at the intersection of perception and cognition. Specifically, his research concerns perceptual learning, education, skill acquisition, and educational technology.
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  • Carolyn Bufford
  • Carolyn Bufford
  • Graduate Student
  • Carolyn is a fourth year graduate student. Her research interests include perceptual learning, its applications to education, and music perception.
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  • Susan Carrigan
  • Susan Carrigan
  • Graduate Student
  • Suzy is a third year graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology program. She is interested in object perception and recognition. Her current research focuses on contour interpolation and perception of partially occluded objects.
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  • Nicholas Baker
  • Nicholas Baker
  • Graduate Student
  • Nick is a second year graduate student in the Computational Cognition program. His research interests relate to shape and object perception and recognition.
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  • Tim Burke
  • Tim Burke
  • Programmer
  • Tim is interested in computer-based learning, optimization of learning, and perceptual learning modules.
  • Dara Afraz
  • Dara Afraz
  • Interface Designer
  • Dara is an interface designer. With special expertise in responsive design, he creates interfaces that are both beautiful and accessible. Dara is a UCLA Design Media Arts alumni.
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