Erica Busch

Erica Busch

PhD Student in Neuroscience

Yale University

about me

I am a first year PhD student in the neuroscience track at Yale University Department of Psychology. My research focuses broadly on the computational principles of learning and attention, particularly during development. Outside of the lab, I enjoy doing pretty much anything outdoors, hanging with my rabbit Bunjamin, searching for dogs to pet, and arguing in favor of the Oxford comma.


  • Computational cognitive neuroscience
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurodiversity
  • Computational modeling


  • PhD in Neuroscience, 2020 -

    Yale University

  • BA in Cognitive Science & Computer Science, Winter 2020

    Dartmouth College

  • Advanced Spanish Language Study Abroad, Fall 2017

    Dartmouth Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Cusco Peru



PhD in Neuroscience

Yale University

Sep 2020 – Present New Haven, CT
Computational cognitive neuroscience.
Advisors: Nicholas Turk-Browne & BJ Casey.

BA in Cognitive Science & Computer Science

Dartmouth College

Sep 2016 – Mar 2020 Hanover, NH
High Honors in Cognitive Science
Presidential Scholar
Honors List 2016-2020
Cum Laude

Advanced Language Study Abroad

Dartmouth College Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Sep 2016 – Dec 2016 Lima & Cuzco, Peru
Studied and lived for three months in Lima and Cuzco, Peru. Took courses through Centro Tinku to learn more about Spanish Literature, Peruvian Literature, and Andean culture.

Research experience

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Neukom Scholar & Honors Thesis Student

Robertson Lab

Jun 2019 – Present Hanover, NH

Presidential Scholar

Haxby Lab

Jan 2018 – Present Hanover, NH

Honors & Awards

See CV for complete list.

Made at Dartmouth Research Competition: Grand Prize

Academic Achievement Prize in Cognitive Science

William H. Neukom 1964 Scholar Award

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pytorch, keras, numpy



data analysis

multivariate pattern analyses, high performance computing



cognitive computation

AI, machine learning, deep learning


youth mentoring, teaching


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