Daniel D. Dilksdilks at emory dot edu

principal investigator

Danny received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2005, after which he became a Postdoctoral Fellow, and later a Research Fellow, in the Kanwisher Laboratory at MIT. He joined the Emory faculty in September 2013, and is thrilled to work with the guys below.


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Frederik S. Kampsfkamps at emory dot edu

graduate student

Freddy is currently a fifth year graduate student in the Dilks Lab, investigating human scene processing and its development. Before coming to Emory, he studied Neuroscience at Macalester College and spent a summer in the Cognitive Motor Control Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Freddy is in seventh heaven to be working in the Dilks lab.


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Andrew S. Persichettiapersic at emory dot edu

graduate student

Andrew is currently a fifth year graduate student in the Dilks Lab, investigating how we perceive people, places, and things. Andrew graduated from Portland State University with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology. After graduation he worked in the Developmental Brain Imaging Lab at Oregon Health & Science University. After that, he worked as a research assistant in Sharon Thompson-Schill's lab in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. While at Penn, he studied object representations and neural tuning in the visual system using fMRI. Andrew is over the moon to be a member of the Dilks lab.


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Bree Bealbree dot beal at emory dot edu

visiting graduate student

Bree's current project investigates human "character detection" - the ability/tendency to rapidly and automatically assess whether other people are morally good or bad on the basis of a variety of cues - using behavioral and fMRI measures. This line of inquiry initially came to mind as Bree was researching his current dissertation project: a model of moral psychology derived from a reading of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novels, in conversation with relevant research in psychology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and neuroscience.






Yaseen A. Jamalyaseen dot jamal at emory dot edu

graduate student

Yaseen is an MD/PhD student currently studying short-term visual plasticity using a combination of psychophysics, spectroscopy, and functional neuroimaging. Before joining the Dilks Lab in October 2016, he trained in a variety of research labs in molecular/cellular neuroscience, biochemistry, and animal behavior. He completed a BS with honors in philosophy and biology at Emory University in 2013.








Ruu Harn (Annie) Cheng

graduate student

Annie is a first-year graduate student in the Dilks lab, investigating how humans perceive visual scenes and use relevant information for navigation. Before coming to Emory, she received her BA and MA in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University. While at Hopkins, she studied the neural representation of spatial boundary cues using fMRI with Dr. Soojin Park. Annie is very excited to join the Dilks lab!








Alex Liu

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '18: Biology and Philosophy Double Major











Bethanie Tabachnik

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '18: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Major











Eli Patt

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '18: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Major











Daniel Jacobs

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '19: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Major











Sama Radwan

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '19: Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Spanish Double Major











Derek Hu

undergraduate research assistant

Emory '18: Chemistry Major













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