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. 


Iain Dewitt

Dr. Iain DeWitt is a Research Neuroscientist working on multisensory speech perception and laminar processing. His prior work addressed topics in the cortical organization of language, visual and auditory word-form recognition, and the evolution of speech and cognition. He is experienced in computational modeling, corpus linguistics, neuroanatomical morphometrics, pediatric brain imaging, functional MRI, PET, intracranial EEG, scalp EEG, vagus nerve stimulation, and non-human primate sharp electrophysiology and awake-behaving fMRI. He received his doctorate from Georgetown University and did post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health. He has also worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. 

Graduate Students

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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

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

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Erik Salminen
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Jiaqi Wu