Pestilli Lab

Faster brain science discovery through better technology.


Advancing the understanding of the human brain, behavior, vision, cognition development, and aging. We combine magnetic resonance imaging data, behavioral psychophysics, computational models and cloud computing systems. We can measure the living human brain through modern neuroimaging at unprecedented resolution.

The team

Franco Pestilli
Project Director

Brent McPherson
Graduate Student

Dan Bullock
Graduate Student

Bradley Caron
Graduate Student

Soichi Hayashi
Software Engineer

Sophia Vinci-Booher
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (IU)

Elizabeth Berquist
Lab Manager (IU)

Praise Okete
Undergraduate Research Assistant (IU)

Mariam Oluyadi
Undergraduate Research Assistant (IU)

Wesley Wolf
Undergraduate Capstone Research Assistant (IU)

Griffin Scism
Undergraduate Research Assistant (IU)

Sabrina Ali
Undergraduate Research Assistant (IU)

Nicole Nguyen
Undergraduate Research Assistant (IU)

Lab Alumni

Cesar Caiafa
Research Scientist CONICET, Argentina

Shiloh Cooper
Graduate Student, Nortwestern University, IL

Steven O'Riley
Software Engineer, CSI LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Aman Arya
Software Engineer, Amazon Inc., Seattle, WA

Yiming Qian
Graduate Student, Pennsylvania State University, PA

Janet Oluwayomi
Undergraduate Student, Indiana University, IN

Lindsey Kitchell
Graduate Student

Josiah Leong
Postdoctoral Researcher

Ricardo Stuck
Undergraduate Student, Indiana University, IN


Big Data Neuroscience

Cloud computing, machine learning to advance brain science.

Vision and impairment

What are the mechanisms that support human vision, what happens when they go wrong?.

The learning and developing brain

We yet do not understand the basic mechanisms of human learning, yet we can build machines that can learn, pretty well.

The aging Brain

Alzheimer's Disese.

Contact Pestilli Lab

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences,
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 USA.

Copyright © Franco Pestilli, Indiana University. 2017