Prof. Light is a behavioral neuroscientist who has taught both an introductory psychology lab course and a learning psychology lab at Barnard since 2012. His current research in the laboratory of Peter Balsam primarily concerns mouse models of timing, counting, and inhibitory processes. He has previously conducted research on visual illusions (as an undergraduate), intelligence and working memory (as a graduate student), the genetic basis of fear memories (as a postdoc), and the intersection of attention and gender bias (with a team of Barnard undergraduates). He received a B.S. from Ramapo College of New Jersey and his Ph.D. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
- Post-doctoral training - Rutgers University Department of Biology
- PhD - Rutgers University Department of Psychology - Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience area
- MS - Rutgers University Department of Psychology - Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience area
- BA Psychology - Ramapo College of New Jersey
- Inhibitory Processes
- Learning and Memory