Department of Psychology
490 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Stibel Family Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Science
Dr. Badde is the Stibel Family Assistant Professor of Brain and
Cognitive Science at Tufts University. She has a background in
psychology and mathematics, earned her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the
University of Hamburg and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the
University of Hamburg and New York University before joining Tufts
Dr. Badde's research addresses how we combine information from the
different senses with prior information into a coherent picture of
ourselves, our bodies, and the world around us. She is especially
interested in the mechanisms that govern the perception of touch and
the body as well as the influences of cognitive and developmental
processes on these mechanisms. In her research, Dr. Badde combines
psychophysics with mathematical and computational modeling.
Additionally, the lab uses neuroscientific methods, eye- and posture
tracking, and machine learning approaches.
Graduate and undergraduate students interested in working in the lab
are encouraged to contact Dr. Badde directly.