Deon T. Benton, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor
Psychology and Human Development
Faculty Website
CV (last updated: 07/01/2024)

Email: deon (dot) benton (at) vanderbilt (dot) edu

Rebecca Beaton

Lab Manager

B.S., 2022, University of California, Davis (Cognitive Science & Statistics)

Rebecca (Becky) graduated from UC Davis in Spring of 2022. As an undergraduate, she was a research assistant for the UC Davis Infant Cognition Lab, which sparked her passion for research in developmental psychology. Becky is interested in understanding how infants and children think and learn, and the mechanisms that underlie those processes. She is particularly interested in how children’s neurodiversity and experiences can contribute to the development of their cognitive processes.

Xiaoya (Mia) Chen

First-Year Master’s Student

B.S., 2022, University of Science and Technology of China (Applied Mathematics)

Mia is passionate about studying the brain’s causal perception and aims to establish a strong foundation in this field during her graduate studies. Besides, she concentrates on modeling approaches for causal perception. Following her master’s degree, she aspires to pursue a Ph.D. in Computational Neuroscience, with the ambition of becoming a dedicated researcher in this area.

Research Assistants

Laila Greene

Lily Hofstetter

McKay Lucas

Taehoon Kim

Anaya Baptiste

Sarah Sun