Principal Investigator

David C. Somers, PhD

Professor & Chair,

Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Member, Cognition & Perception Study Section, NIH/CSR


Post Doctoral Associates

Abigail Noyce, PhD

Abigail Noyce, PhD Research Assistant Professor

Abigail Noyce

I’m interested in the ways in which humans rely on predictability to support cognitive processing. Most of my work has been in the realm of visual short-term memory and attention. My graduate work was in EEG, psychophysics, and computational approaches to describing human behavior. Here in the Somers Lab I’m delighted to be extending my methods toolkit to include MRI, and to be working on the interactions between visual and auditory information, temporal and spatial sequences, and short-term and long-term memory.





Graduate Students

Ryan Marshall

Vaibhav Tripathi

David Beeler


Lab Manager

Ningcong Tong


Somers Lab 2014

Somers Lab 2014

Lab Alumni

  • James Brissenden, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Sean Tobyne, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Kathryn Devaney, Ph.D., Boston University
  • David Osher, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Maya Rosen, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Samantha Michalka, Ph.D., Boston University
  • Katie Bettencourt, Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Mark Halko, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Hospital
  • Lingqiang Kong, Ph.D.
  • Stephanie McMains, Ph.D., Harvard University
  • Lotfi Merabet, O.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School / Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Summer Sheremata, Ph.D., George Washington University
  • Jascha Swisher, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • Dan Bireley
  • Rachel Franklin
  • Stephanie Bachewski
  • Eli Fredman
  • Christie Gamble
  • Julia Ladna
  • Emily Levin
  • Aparna Panja
  • Nishi Cestero
  • Keith Congden