In the NeuroLearn Lab, we explore how the brain supports learning, language, and cognitive processing. Through the use of neurophysiological recordings (event related potentials or ERP), we aim to provide answers to the following questions:
- What are the cognitive and neural mechanisms of learning, memory, and language?
- Are disorders of language and communication due in part to disturbances to neural circuits supporting domain-general learning functions?
- Can we enhance neurocognitive function of children and adults with language disorders by training them to learn and process information more efficiently?
We use multiple techniques and populations to answer these questions. Some techniques include behavioral learning and language tasks, standardized neuropsychological assessments of language and cognition, and measurement of brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG) and ERP. Populations include typically developing children and adults as well as populations with or prone to language disorders, such as autistic, deaf, and dyslexic populations.We are interested in recruiting one or more new undergraduate research assistants beginning in the Fall of 2015. We are looking for motivated and bright students to join our team, with a preference given to students who plan to apply to graduate programs in psychology or a related discipline.Prospective research assistants who are interested in the NeuroLearn Lab, please fill out this application form. Once you have submitted the form, we will contact you.