People – Multisensory Perception Lab

David Brang

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

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Dr. David Brang is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Principal Investigator of the Multisensory Perception Lab. Dr. Brang investigates how the human brain integrates information from auditory, visual, and tactile modalities to generate computationally efficient estimates of the external world. He received his Ph.D. from University of California San Diego, and conducted postdoctoral work at University of Chicago and Northwestern jointly through the Psychology and Neurology departments. 

Graduate Students

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Karthik G | Google Scholar Citations

Karthik is a graduate student with expertise in machine learning and computational learning theory. He holds Master’s degrees in biomedical engineering (medical imaging & machine learning) and psychology (cognition & cognitive neuroscience) and uses fMRI, ECoG, psychophysics, and machine learning to model neural activity. Karthik does not believe in mini-golf or desserts that have fruit or citrus in them.

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EunSeon Ahn
EunSeon is a graduate student, proud UMich alumna, and the original lab manager of the Multisensory Lab. She uses ECoG, MRI/VLSM, and TMS to develop causal inferences about the neural correlates of language and other audiovisual interactions. EunSeon enjoys ordering sushi as well as spending time with her puppy and two kittens. 

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Zhewei “Cody” Cao |: @neurocow |

Cody is a graduate student advised by David Brang and Jonathan Brennan. He uses ECoG, EEG, fMRI, and eyetracking to answer questions about how we process speech information from multiple modalities in the brain. Cody cannot handle spicy food at all, but is stubbornly building his spice tolerance.





Lab Manager

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Carli Fine |: @CarliDFine
Carli has a B.S. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Maryland. Her research interests include crossmodal interactions, synesthesia, sensory neurodiversity, and consciousness. Carli made the lab this playlist and her favorite color is pink.

Areti Majumdar
Areti has a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. She is interested in applying computational methods and ECoG to learn about the brain, language, and emotion. Areti is a fan of ocean scented candles and her favorite color is ocean blue.

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Appa is the Lab pup (but not a lab). He studies the visuotactile and olfactory properties of tasty treats and uses advanced statistics to predict the trajectory of airborne sticks. 




Undergraduate Research Assistants

Byain Ghannoum
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Dylan Blumenthal
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Junsen Huang



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Erik Salminen
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Lila Tappan
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Jiaqi Wu




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