Taosheng Liu

  • Research interests: visual perception and attention, working memory, decision making, functional neuroimaging
  • Email:email_tsliu
  • Phone:  517.432.6694
  • Link: personal webpage, Google scholar

Postdoctoral Scientist

Mengyuan Gong

    Mengyuan graduated from Peking University with a doctoral degree in Psychology. Her research interests involve reward, attention and visual working memory. She loves travelling, tasting delicious food and hanging out with friends.

Graduate Students

Gozde Senturk

    After graduating from Bogazici University in Istanbul, she continued studying at the Master’s program in cognitive neuropsychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. She is interested in eye movements, attention, working memory and how those processes happen in the brain. Her hobbies are reading, visiting art galleries and museums, and playing chess.
Ming Fang

    Ming obtained his Master’s degree from New York University and Bachelor’s degree from Nanchang University in China. His major research interest lies in topics related to feature-based attention as well as the relationship between visual attention and reward, with both behavioral and neuroimaging approaches. Doing aerobic exercise and cooking are his preferred ways to spend leisure time.
Sari Saba-Sadiya

    Sari is a Palestinian Ph.D candidate in both cognitive and computer science. He received a Bachelor in Computer Science, and a Bachelor in Mathematics from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Subsequently, He worked in VLSI at Apple Inc. before coming to MSU as a Fulbright grantee. He has an Arabic Funk band named Beirut 66.

Lab Manager

Eric Chantland

    Eric completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Michigan State University. He stayed after graduation to continue work in research labs in an effort to build up his experience. He aims to eventually pursue a Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience and eventually run a lab of his own. His research interests include motivation, attention, and goal orientation. An interesting fact is that he can put both feet behind his head.

Undergraduate Researchers

Andrew Becker

    Andrew is a junior studying Neuroscience, concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience, with Pre-Med ambitions. After graduation, he plans to pursue an MD-PhD, and later join a neurosurgery residency program. In his spare time, he likes to listen to music, lounge around, and spend time with friends.
Mitchell Issacs

    Mitchell Isaacs is a Senior at MSU currently earning a B.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience. He aspires to run his own lab investigating the conscious experience of vision and time, and how these experiences differ in individuals with mental disorders. In his free time, Mitchell enjoys hiking, kayaking, and snowboarding.
James Cesaro

    James completed his Bachelors of Science degree in (Cognitive) Neuroscience from Michigan State University. James intends to remain working in multiple labs at MSU to gain research experience. Ultimately, he plans to earn his Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience – focusing on attention, memory, and learning. For leisure, James enjoys exercising, reading, and video-gaming.
Jacob Coiner

    Jacob is a sophomore at MSU currently majoring in Biochemistry. He is especially interested in Neuroscience, particularly visual perception and attention. Jacob is working with Gozde Senturk and learning more about eye movements and exogenous attention. He enjoys playing golf and hanging out with the family dog Murphy.