Daniel Weissman, PhD., Professor of Psychology

Dr. Weissman earned twin Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Physics in 1991. He then became a Research Intern at the University of Hawaii’s Kewalo Basin Marine Mammal Laboratory. There, he learned to train dolphins and conduct research on dolphin cognition. In 1999, Dr. Weissman earned a PhD in Biological Psychology (specializing in Cognitive Neuroscience) from the University of Illinois. From 1999-2006, he conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of attention and cognitive control at Duke University as a Postdoctoral Fellow (1999-2004) and Research Assistant Professor (2004-2006). In 2006, he became an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan. Later, he was promoted to Associate (2012) and Full (2018) Professor.

For more information, see Dr. Weissman’s CV

Graduate Students

Lauren Grant

Lauren Grant is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the processes underlying cognitive control, which allows one to – among other things – resist temptation, minimize distraction, and adapt to recent events. To investigate these control processes, Lauren employs behavioral and electrophysiological (e.g., eCog) techniques.

For more information, see Lauren’s personal website:

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Samantha Cerpa

Legend Davis

Raisa Dorzback

Cassie Menzies

Samantha Reasons

Graduate and Postdoctoral Alumni

Katherine Sledge Moore, Associate Professor, Arcadia University

Joseph Orr, Assistant Professor, Texas A & M

Jerome Prado, Tenured Research Scientist, CNRS, Lyon, France

Kamin Kim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dynamic Memory Lab

Joshua Carp, Software engineer, Democratic National Committee