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Books We're Currently Reading

Our Lab Playlist

Mark:
Goat Song by Brad Kessler

David:
A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Adriana:
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Sarah:
The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan

Ansley:
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

William:
Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity by Steve Silberman

Hari:
Awe by Dacher Keltner

Mackenzie:
East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Emily:
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Adam:
I'm Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy

Messiyah:
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Vivian:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


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What's on Your Turntable?

Mark: Without Fear by Dermot Kennedy
David: Self-Titled by Rage Against the Machine
Adriana: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today by David Byrne
Sarah: Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Ansley: Un Verano Sin Ti by Bad Bunny
William: Dvorak Symphony No. 8 by Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Hari: Abbey Road by The Beatles
Mackenzie: Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Emily: Valid II: A Window of the Walking Mind by Coheed and Cambria
Adam: evermore (deluxe edition) by Taylor Swift
Messiyah: I Used to Know Her by H.E.R.
Dylan: It's Not Over...The Hits So Far by Daughtry
Vivian: Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 by Yuja Wang

Mark Wallace

Laboratory Director

Louise B. McGavock Chair of Neuroscience

Professor of Hearing & Speech Sciences, Pharmacology, Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Research interests: multisensory processing, development and plasticity, developmental disabilities

Has been known to: herd cats...in both the figurative and literal sense

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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

mark.wallace@vanderbilt.edu

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David Tovar

Assistant Research Professor

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Research interests: neural computation, convolutional neural networks, multisensory decision-making

Has been known to: grow a beard in 5 minutes flat

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Hometown: Columbia, MD

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Google Scholar

Email: david.tovar@vanderbilt.edu

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Adriana Schoenhaut

5th Year PhD Student

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Research interests: multisensory motion processing, perceptual decision-making, computational modeling

Has been known to: accumulate vintage furniture she neither needs nor has space for

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Hometown: Summit, NJ

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Curriculum Vitae

Email: adriana.m.schoenhaut@vanderbilt.edu

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Sarah Vassall

4th Year PhD Student

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Research interests: multisensory spatial integration in autism, Bayesian causal inference in autism, multivariate pattern analysis

Has been known to: use coffee as her primary source of hydration

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Hometown: San Diego, CA

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Curriculum Vitae

Email: sarah.g.vassall@vanderbilt.edu

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Ansley Kunnath

MSTP Student

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Research interests: audiovisual integration, neuroplasticity, cochlear implants

Has been known to: teach her cats new tricks

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Hometown: Allentown, NJ

Check out Ansley's new literature review linked here

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Email: ansley.j.kunnath@vanderbilt.edu

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William Quakenbush

2nd Year PhD Student

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Research interests: (neuro)physiological correlates of local-global perceptual processing, repetitive self-stimulatory behaviors, AI-generative models, autism

Has been known to: laugh uncontrollably at objectively unfunny things

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Hometown: Howell, MI

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Email: william.quakenbush@vanderbilt.edu

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Hari Srinivasan

2nd Year PhD Student

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Research interests: multisensory processing in autism, sensory re-training

Has been known to: have a blog sharing his unique perspective as an autistic, check out the blog linked here

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Hometown: Cupertino, CA

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Email: hari.srinivasan@vanderbilt.edu

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Mackenzie Lighterink

AuD/PhD Student

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Research interests: language development and processing in children with hearing loss, cochlear implants

Has been known to: spend the entire weekend playing Stardew Valley

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Hometown: Encinitas, CA

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Email: mackenzie.a.lighterink@vanderbilt.edu

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Emily Burnett

T35 Research Trainee

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Research interests: cortical auditory evoked potentials in hearing aid users, multisensory processing in cochlear implant and hearing aid users

Has been known to: have a passion for hearing loss research.

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Hometown: Ravensdale, WA

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Email: emily.burnett@vumc.org

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Adam Tiesman

Research Assistant

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Research interests: audiovisual motion perception, human and nonhuman primate psychophysics, causal inference and Bayesian modeling

Has been known to: convert lab members into Taylor Swift fans

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Hometown: Washington, IL

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Email: adam.j.tiesman@vanderbilt.edu

Messiyah Stevens

VERTICES PREP Student (Postbaccelaureate)

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Research interests: multisensory integration, spatial localization, unilateral occlusion

Has been known to: religiously eat an unhealthy amount of sushi

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Hometown: Hazel Green, AL

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Email: messiyah.stevens@vanderbilt.edu

Dylan Schnur

4th Year Undergraduate Student

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Research interests: audiovisual integration in autism, self and parent reported questionnaires

Has been known to: take long walks at the park

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Hometown: River Vale, NJ

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Email: dylan.s.schnur@vanderbilt.edu

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Vivian Cai

2nd Year Undergraduate Student

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Research interests: neural computation, correlation between neural and physiological signals

Has been known to: microwave her salad

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Hometown: Guangzhou, China

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Email: vivian.cai@vanderbilt.edu

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