Spring 2014


We have very exciting news: there is a new mini-Park lab member! Taylor Benson gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Melody, on January 21! Taylor also recently got married! Looks like 2014 is off to a great start for Taylor.

Best wishes to her growing family.

Fall 2013


The Park Lab has grown quite a bit this semester, with two new graduate students, Megan Ichinose and Laura Hieber, as well as many new undergraduate researchers! Check out the 'People' page to get to know our new lab members. Welcome everyone!

Spring 2013


It's conference season!

We are looking forward to presenting our most recent projects, and reuniting with lab alums this April at ICOSR '13 in Orlando!

Summer 2012


More exciting news for members of the Park Lab!

Heath Nichols will be stepping down as RA to pursue a Clinical Psychology PhD at Southern Methodist University under the supervision of Amy Pinkham, PhD. Heath will be leaving behind an exciting legacy: two new printers named Heathman and Stanford. We'll sure miss his southern charm, constantly positive outlook, and hard work. Good luck in grad school, Heath! Don't forget about us!

Katy Thakkar recently and successfully (she's a rockstar) defended her doctoral thesis. After finishing internship in July, she'll have an exciting few months ahead: getting married, moving to the Netherlands, and continuing her exciting research at Utrecht University this fall. We're so excited for you, Katy, congratulations and best wishes!

Out with the old (sorry guys) and in with the new! We will also be welcoming two new lab members this summer! Rachel Aaron will be transitioning from the Benning Lab to the Park Lab, as our newest graduate student! Welcome aboard, Rachel! We will also be seeing an old, familiar face this August, when Channning Cochran returns as an RA! Channing's spent the last year globetrotting and working in London- we can't wait hear all about it. Welcome back, Channing!

Spring 2012


Big changes for former Park Lab members!

  • Jutta and Jim had a baby girl!
  • Randy and Greg are engaged!
  • Tara McMichel had her second child, a girl!

Congratulations everyone!!

Fall 2011


The rubber hand paper was published and got lots of press coverage! Links: Vanderbilt, Futurity, and Discover Magazine. RM has tons of fans!

Summer 2011


Jutta has accepted a postdoc position at the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt with Christian Fiebach. We were sad to see her go!

Katy has started her internship at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, working with Bob Bilder in the Neuropsychology of Exceptional Abilities Track. You're the exceptional one, Katy!