I am a cognitive neuroscientist broadly interested in learning and memory -- and in particular how they interact with one another. Specifically, I aim to understand how we use past memories to form general knowledge, and how that knowledge in turn influences how new memories are formed. I am also interested in how factors such as sleep and acute stress influence these learning and memory processes. I use a range of methods to approach these questions, including behavior, fMRI, and intracranial EEG.

I am currently a post doc in Anna Schapiro's lab at the University of Pennsylvania. I completed my graduate work with Nick Turk-Browne at Yale, where I also collaborated closely with Elizabeth Goldfarb. Before graduate school, I was an undergraduate and lab manager at New York University, where I worked with Lila Davachi and Sarah DuBrow on how we perceive and remember time.

Outside of research, I like to spend my time cooking, baking, or exploring Philadelphia. I also enjoy playing (and modifying) board games.

You can contact me at brynns@sas.upenn.edu. You can see my CV here.

Papers

Sherman, B.E., Graves, K.N., Huberdeau, D.M., Quraishi, I.H., Damisah, E.C. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (in press). Temporal dynamics of competition between statistical learning and episodic memory in intracranial recordings of human visual cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. [preprint]

Sherman, B.E.*, DuBrow, S.*, Winawer, J. & Davachi, L. (in press). Mnemonic content and hippocampal patterns shape judgments of time. Psychological Science. [preprint]

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (in press). Attention and Memory. Chapter in M.J. Kahana & A.D. Wagner (Eds.), Handbook of Human Memory. Oxford University Press. [preprint]

Graves, K.N., Sherman, B.E., Huberdeau, D., Damisah, E., Quraishi, I.H. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2022). Remembering the pattern: A longitudinal case study on statistical learning in spatial navigation and memory consolidation. Neuropsychologia. [pdf]

Sherman, B.E., Yousif, S.R., Reiner, C.L. & Keil, F.C. (2022). The speed of statistical perception. In J. Culbertson, A. Perfors, H. Rabagliati & V. Ramenzoni (Eds.), Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2020). Statistical prediction of the future impairs episodic encoding of the present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [pdf] [Featured in TICS , BrainPost, and Scientific American]

Sherman, B.E., Graves, K.N. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2020). The prevalence and importance of statistical learning in human cognition and behavior. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences. [pdf]

*equal contribution

Presentations

Sherman, B.E., Yousif, S.R., Reiner, C.L. & Keil, F.C. (2022). The speed of statistical perception. Flash talk presented at the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Virtual.

Sherman, B.E., Aljishi, A., Graves, K.N., Quraishi, I.H., Sivaraju, A., Damisah, E.C. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2022). Shared and distinct representations of visual regularities across levels of abstraction. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL. [pdf]

Graves, K.N., Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2022). Distributional biases in spatial memory during virtual navigation. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Sherman, B.E., Aljishi, A., Graves, K.N., Quraishi, I.H., Sivaraju, A., Damisah, E.C. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2021). Mechanisms and dynamics of statistical learning across levels of abstraction. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Virtual.

Graves, K.N., Sherman, B.E., Quraishi, I.H., Damisah, E.C. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2021). Medial temporal lobe codes for distorted spatial memory during virtual navigation. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Virtual.

Aljishi, A., Sherman, B.E., Huberdeau, D.M., Sivaraju, A., Turk-Browne, N.B. & Damisah, E.C. (2021). Multimodal interrogation of statistical learning and episodic memory in human epilepsy. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Virtual.

Graves, K.N., Sherman, B.E., Huberdeau, D., Damisah, E., Quraishi, I.H. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2021). Remembering the pattern: a case study on statistical learning in spatial navigation and memory consolidation. Poster presented at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Sherman, B.E., Graves, K.N., Huberdeau, D.M., Benjamin, C.F.A., Quraishi, I.H., Damisah E.C. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2021). Dynamics of category-level statistical learning from intracranial recordings in visual cortex. Talk presented at Virtual Vision Sciences Society.

Reiner, C., Yousif, S., Sherman, B. & Keil, F. (2021). Common structure underlying visual and non-visual judgments of randomness. Poster presented at Virtual Vision Sciences Society.

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2020). Visual statistical learning distorts feature memory. Poster presented at Virtual Vision Sciences Society. [pdf]

Graves, K.N., Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2020). Closer than it appeared: Distorted spatial memory during virtual navigation. Poster presented at Virtual Vision Sciences Society.

Sherman, B.E., Ellis, C.T., Benjamin, C.F.A., Gerrard, J.L., Spencer, D.D. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2019). Dynamic interactions between statistical learning and episodic memory. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2019). Regularity-induced attentional biases and their mnemonic consequences. Poster presented at Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2018). How does the hippocampus simultaneously process instances and regularities? Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (2018). Simultaneous learning of episodes and regularities. Talk presented at Manhattan Area Memory Meeting, New York, NY.

Sherman, B.E., DuBrow, S., Winawer, J. & Davachi, L. (2017). Memory representations mediate temporal duration judgments. Talk presented at Manhattan Area Memory Meeting, New York, NY.

Sherman, B.E., DuBrow, S., Winawer, J. & Davachi, L (2017). Assessing the role of working memory representations in temporal duration judgments. Poster presented at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

DuBrow, S., Sherman, B.E., Winawer, J. & Davachi, L (2016). Measuring neural dynamics underlying short duration estimation with fMRI. Poster presented at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

Sherman, B.E., DuBrow, S., Winawer, J. & Davachi, L (2016). A neural investigation of temporal duration compression across boundaries. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.

DuBrow, S., Sherman, B.E. & Davachi, L. (2015). Opposing influences of event boundaries on judgments of time. Poster presented at Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, Philadelphia, PA.

DuBrow, S., Sherman, B.E. & Davachi, L. (2015). The role of the hippocampus in temporal integration across boundaries. Poster presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.