Lab Members

Social Memory & Cognition Lab  Ι  Department of Psychology

Spring 2015 Lab Photo


Graduate Students

unnamed Akos Szekely is a fourth year Cognitive Science student, with a B.A from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He is co-mentored by Dr. Aprajita Mohanty and Dr. Rajaram. His research centers primarily on the neural and cognitive mechanisms of emotion/memory interactions, along with some emphasis on clinical applications.




Raeya Maswood is a third year Cognitive Science student. She received her B.A. in Psychology from CUNY Queens College in 2014. Her research focuses on the socio-cognitive processes of emotional memories as well as the social transmission of memory through social networks.




Nicholas Pepe (photo)Nicholas Pepe is a first year Cognitive Science student.  He received his B.A. in Psychology from Saint Joseph’s College and received his M.A. in Psychology from the Experimental Psychology Program at Long Island University.  His master’s thesis focused on the relationship between bilingualism and a person’s visuospatial and verbal working memory ability.



NSF REU Research Trainee

Yvonne Chanda photo (August 2016)

Yvonne Chanda is a rising senior at Stony Brook University where she is pursuing a B.S. in Psychology and Biology (Interdisciplinary), with a minor in Writing and Rhetoric.  Yvonne also serves as Elections Board Committee Representative for the Undergraduate Student Government and as Resident Advisor at Stony Brook University. Yvonne is interested in the questions about the influence of social interactions on memory that we are investigating in the NSF-funded, collaborative research project


Research Assistants 

  • Anastasia Barcari
  • Susmita Bhowmik
  • Nimra Choudhry
  • Michelle Lee
  • Sang Yeon Pak
  • Siddhi Parikh
  • Aayushi Nashru Pirani
  • Matthew Tilton
  • Victoria Trapani


 Lab Alumni

 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Advisees:

 International Visiting Scholars:

  • Guido D’Angelo (University of Bari, Italy)
  • Celia Harris (Macquarie University, Australia)



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And a sample of photos going back in time – 

image016     with Minji Kim APS 2014 in SFOlablab 4

lab 2      lab1