Erica Busch

Fundamentals of the Adolescent Brain (FAB) Lab

Yale University
Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall, 414
1 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511


Erica is an incoming doctoral candidate in the Neuroscience track of the Psychology program at Yale. Erica graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College in 2020, where she studied cognitive science and computer science. At Dartmouth, she was mentored by Dr. Jim Haxby and Dr. Caroline Robertson. In the Haxby Lab, Erica worked on computational methods for functionally aligning fMRI data across participants to distinguish individual differences in mental states. Her honors thesis in the Robertson Lab used convolutional neural networks to model differences in visual attention between individuals with and without autism. During her PhD, Erica is interested in computational models of individual differences in attention, particularly across developmental stages and clinical conditions. Outside of research, Erica can be found running, playing with her rabbit Bunjamin, searching for dogs to pet, or buried in a good book (often some combination thereof).