PhD (Doktor rerum naturali), University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2013
MSc, Psychology (1.0), University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2007
BSc, Mathematics (1.2), University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2006
BSc, Psychology (1.2), University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 2003
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 PhD (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 in 2020.
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.