I am a fourth year graduate student in Cognitive Psychology at Yale University. I am broadly interested in learning and memory -- and in particular how they interact with one another. Specifically, my work examines how we use past experience to form predictions about the future, and how those predictions in turn influence our memory. I use a combination of psychophysics, fMRI, and intracranial EEG to address these questions.

Before Yale, 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 the lab, you can often find me cooking, baking, or (more recently) rock climbing!

You can contact me at brynn.sherman@yale.edu

Papers

Sherman, B.E. & Turk-Browne, N.B. (in press). Statistical prediction of the future impairs episodic encoding of the present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [bioRxiv preprint]

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]

Presentations

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.