Nicholas Turk-Browne ’09 Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Nick Turk-Browne is a professor of psychology at Yale and was previously on the faculty at Princeton (2009–2017). He received an H.B.Sc. from University of Toronto (2004) and a Ph.D. from Yale (2009). Turk-Browne’s lab uses behavioral studies, fMRI, intracranial recordings, and machine learning to understand the human mind and brain. He has published extensively on how we perceive and attend to the world, and how we learn from experience and store information in memory. Most recently, his lab has been studying how the brains of infants and toddlers work. Turk-Browne’s research has been funded by NIH, NSF, Templeton Foundation, and Intel, has led to papers in journals such as Science, Nature Neuroscience, and PNAS, and has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic. He has received early career awards from the American Psychological Association (2015), Vision Sciences Society (2016), Cognitive Neuroscience Society (2017), and Society of Experimental Psychologists (2018), and he serves as a Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (since 2016).