Kate Nussenbaum


I’m a 5th year Ph.D. student in psychology at New York University. I work with Cate Hartley to research the development of adaptive learning and memory processes. I am interested in understanding how children, adolescents, and adults learn about the statistical and causal structures of their environments, and how developmental change in mental model formation influences goal-directed memory and decision-making. I use behavioral studies, fMRI, and computational modeling to investigate these questions.

Previously, I received an MSc by Research from the University of Oxford, where I worked with Kia Nobre and Gaia Scerif to study how long-term memories influence visual attention in children and adults. Before that, I completed my undergraduate degree at Brown University, where I worked with Dima Amso to study the development of attention, memory, and cognitive control processes.


Here is my cv.

Want to get in touch? Email me at katenuss@nyu.edu.