Communicating with other people is an essential part of everyday life but we often do so while we are engaged other tasks, such as eating, driving, etc. If our attention is divided, then does this alter the way we comprehend or remember speech? How does engagement with a secondary task or a noisy acoustic environment alter the way our brain responds to speech? Our lab is trying to answer these questions and more with a series of studies using a combination of neuroscientific and psychological methodologies.
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Social & Behavioral Science
Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis
Research assistants would collect data using cutting edge cognitive neuroscience techniques (EEG) and more traditional cognitive psychology methods (memory outcomes).
Working on these projects would be ideal for any student looking to go into the fields of cognitive neuroscience or cognitive psychology.
Students would need to commit to a minimum of 2 semesters, at 6-9 hours per week.
Having completed a research methods course would be ideal, but is not necessarily a requirement.