Emalie McMahon



I am honored to have been awarded a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund my research on human visual cognition. 

About Me


I will be attending the Cognitive Science PhD program at Johns Hopkins beginning in the Fall of 2019!


Research Interests

I aim to better understand the way that humans interact with the world using studies of human behavior, neuroimaging, and machine learning. 

For instance, how do we predict the actions of others to avoid bumping into each other in a crowded train station? How does the brain solve this problem? How can we develop tools to allow computers to solve the same complex tasks? 



I am currently a research assistant at Lab of Brain and Cognition at the National Institutes of Mental Health. I work with Drs. Leslie Ungerleider and Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam. 

Previously, I studied neuroscience and psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.