Lab Members

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Ben Hayden

PI

Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University. In 2009, he was the Outstanding Young Investigator for the Society for Neuroeconomics. Since then, his research has been featured twice in Senator Tom Coburn's Wastebook, a government publication highlighting worthless science.

E-mail | Website | Calendar | CV

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Sylvie Bindas

Technician

Sylvie received her BA in Psychology and French from Grinnell College. She received her MS in Behavioral Neuroscience from Oregon Health and Science University. 

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Indirah Conover

Technician

Received B.A. in Neuroscience from Carthage College

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Roberto Lopez Cervera

MD/PhD Student

Roberto earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Santa cruz.

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Nisarg Desai

Post-doctoral Fellow

Nisarg obtained his M.S. in Biology with a minor in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune and his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He studies chimpanzee vocal communication and is also working on building deep learning models for detecting ape behavior from videos.

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Brenna Knaebe

Post-doctoral Fellow

Brenna received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Auckland New Zealand

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Meng-Yu Jennifer Kuo

Post-doctoral Fellow

Jennifer received her PhD from Computer Vision Lab, Kyoto University, Japan. Her research interests include computer vision, 3D sensing, computational photography, and physics-based vision.

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David Maisson

Graduate Student

David received his BA in Psychology from Cal State Uni, Northridge. He received is MS in Neuroscience from the University of Delaware. He studies how neural state transitions drive behavioral transitions during free exploration.

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Matthew Maple

Technician

Matthew is a fourth-generation Gopher and joined the Hayden and Zimmermann labs as a Researcher after receiving his B.S. and M.B.S. from the University of Minnesota

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Ben Voloh

Post-doc

Ben received his PhD in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. He studies how neural state transitions drive behavioral transitions during exploration in free movement.

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Claudia Weiss

Technician

Claudia received her B.A. in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College.

Collaborators

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Becket Ebitz

Université de Montréal

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Sarah Heilbronner

University of Minnesota

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Alex Herman

University of Minnesota

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Ruben Moreno Bote

Université Pompeu Fabra

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Hyun Soo Park

University of Minnesota

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John Pearson

Duke University

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Sashank Varma

Georgia Tech

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Seng Bum Michael Yoo

MIT and IBS

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Jan Zimmermann

University of Minnesota