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.
Emily Silvano esilva8 at jhu dot edu Research interests: I am interested in understanding how different life experiences can affect sentence processing and the neural basis of language. Currently my research investigates how congenitally blind people and sighted people process complex sentences during reading and listening.
Yun-Fei Liu yliu 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: My work investigates the distinct influences of sensory and cultural experience on the neural basis of language.
Akshi alnu1 at jhu dot edu
Ziwen Wang zwang252 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I am interested in how the brain supports language and logical reasoning , and how developmental experience shapes these processes.
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.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Clarissa Alfonso calfons5 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I’m interested in the neural basis of logical reasoning and how it compares across individuals with developmental differences. I want to learn more about how the brain rewires itself in response to everything we experience (or don’t experience!) and how those changes affect our behavior.
Catherine Chen cchen251 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I am interested in how learning and sensory experience can shape the neural basis of various cognitive functioning.
Laila Paredes lparede2 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I am interested in the brain's neuro-flexibility and interconnectivity between brain areas. I am also interested in how we can computationally understand our findings.
Gabriel Pernell gpernel1 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I’m interested in how the brain works to overcome or adapt to changes either from birth or due to stimuli in the environment. I’d love to explore how these functions of the brain can be represented computationally.
Mita Singh ssing131 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: I am interested in brain imaging, both its strengths and limitations, and developing new technologies to help better understand and visualize the brain.
Hannah Yun hyun10 at jhu dot edu Research Interests: The topics I am passionate about are learning, memory, and the plasticity of the brain. More specifically, I’m curious about the higher-level rules that govern human learning and how experience and environmental factors affect the development of such rules.
Mengyu Tian - Former postdoc (current professor at Beijing Normal University)
Brianna Aheimer - Former research assistant (current graduate student at Southern College of Optometry)
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)
Erin Brush (current medical assistant at Capital Dermatology, entering medical school August 2020)
Carol Lu (current graduate student at the Language, Cognition, and Development Lab at the University of Washington)