Elissa Aminoff

Elissa Aminoff.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies at Rose Hill
Curriculum Vitae

Email: [email protected]

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 332
Phone: 718-817-3480

Vision and Memory Lab

Currently accepting students.

    • 2001 ScB in Cognitive Neuroscience, Brown University
    • 2005 MS in Psychology, Harvard University
    • 2008 PhD in Psychology, Harvard University
    • 2008 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • 2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University
  • My research focuses on the use of a combination of neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG), computational models (e.g. artificial vision models), psychophysics, and cognitive theory to investigate how visual information is processed in the brain and is expressed through behavior. Specifically, I investigate how experience and context interacts with visual perception by investigating the intersection of high-level vision, associative processing, and memory.

    • PSYC 1100 Biopsychology
    • PSYC 2300 Sensation and Perception
    • PSYC 3110 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSYC 6654 Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Siedlecki, K., Kobrinsky, V., & Aminoff E. (2024). Examining Mediators of the Relationship between Subjective Age and Cognition. GeroPsych The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry.

    Kobrinsky, V., Aminoff, E., Boros, M., Falzarano, F., Minahan Zucchetto, J., Yazdani, N., Sergioa, J., Bloom, R., Siedlecki, K. (2024). COVID-19 Illness and Cognitive Functioning in a Community-Dwelling Sample of Adults. Advances in Cognitive Psychology.

    Aminoff, E. & Durham, T. (2022). Scene-selective brain regions respond to embedded objects of a scene. Cerebral Cortex, bhac399.

    Baror, S., Bar, M. & Aminoff, E. (2022). How associative thinking influences scene perception. Consciousness and Cognition, 103, 103377.

    Aminoff, E., Baror, S., Roginek, E., & Leeds, D. (2022). Contextual associations represented both in neural networks and human behavior. Scientific Reports, 12, 1-12.

    Aminoff, E., & Tarr, M. (2021). Functional context affects scene processing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 33(5), 933-945.

    Yang, Y., Tarr, M., Kass, R. & Aminoff, E. (2019). Exploring spatio-temporal neural dynamics of the human visual cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 4213-4238.

    Chang, N., Pyles, J., Marcus, A., Gupta, A., Tarr, M., & Aminoff, E. (2019). BOLD5000, a public  fMRI dataset while viewing 5000 visual images. Scientific Data, 6, 49.