People

Faculty

Marina Bedny
Marina Bedny CV
410-516-2841
marina.bedny at jhu dot edu
231 Ames Hall

Post-Doctoral Fellows

Lisa Musz
emusz1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: How do the things that we see and the things that we talk about influence what we know about the world, and how is this information organized in the brain? I am interested in studying the roles of vision and language in knowledge, and how changes in experience and context can alter neural representations of semantic memory.

Liz Saccone
esaccon2 at jhu dot edu
Research interests: I am interested in how our visual and physical experience with things in the world influence our conceptual understanding of, well, everything! Currently in the lab I am studying blind individuals’ understanding of phenomena that are thought to be primarily visual - like scenes and places.

Mengyu Tian
mengyutian at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am interested in how the brain represents different writing systems, such as English vs. Chinese or Braille vs. Sighted reading. I am also interested in how sensory loss shapes neural circuits, using functional and structural MRI.

Graduate Students

Yun-Fei Liu
yliu291 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I’m interested in the neural basis of all kinds of reading, be it normal reading, Braille reading, or even code reading. You can say what I’m doing is some kind of rudimentary mind reading—with a super bulky MRI scanner!

Miriam Hauptman
mhauptm1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am interested in how expertise shapes our understanding of linguistic meaning.

Akshi
alnu1 at jhu dot edu

Ziwen Wang
Research Interests: I am interested in how the brain supports language and logical reasoning , and how developmental experience shapes these processes. zwang252 at jhu dot edu

Lab Manager

Ziqi Chen
zchen140 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I’m broadly interested in how the developing brain interacts with the environment as well as how neuroplasticity contributes to our functioning well-being.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Rhys Gough
rgough5 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I'm interested in how our sensations contribute to the building of abstract concepts. I'm also interested in changes to neural circuitry after trauma.

Grace Lee
ylee192 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I'm interested in how experience affects brain development and shapes the mind. I'm also interested in how the reorganization of the brain and the mind are correlated.

Carol Lu
clu33 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am interested in studying cognition from both the neurological and psychological perspectives. In particular, I am interested in the effects of experience on cognition.

Zaida McClinton
zmcclin1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I’m interested in neuroplasticity and the brain's ability to enhance itself and adapt to a variety of stimuli. I am also interested in understanding exactly how experiences are received, processed, and stored by the brain.

Veronica Montane
vmontan2 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am interested in the brain and how different experiences help shape the brain. I'm also interested in cognition and how knowledge is affected by experience.

Alumni

Judy Kim - Former graduate student (current postdoc at Yale University with Molly Crockett)

Giulia Elli - Former graduate student (current postdoc at University of Michigan with Susan Gelman)

Shipra Kanjlia - Former graduate student (current postdoc at Carnegie Mellon University with Jessica Cantlon)

Nora Harhen - Former research assistant (current cognitive science graduate student at University of California Irvine)

Rita Loiotile - Former graduate student (current intern at Insight Data Science)

Rashi Pant - Former research assistant (current neuropsychology graduate student at University of Hamburg with Brigette Röder)

Connor Lane - Former research assistant (current computer science graduate student at Johns Hopkins University)

Undergraduate Alumni

Erin Brush (current medical assistant at Capital Dermatology, entering medical school August 2020)