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Students

nora-alpers-new_edited

Nora Alpers

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Letty Naigles

Language acquisition; Autism; ADHD; Fragile X; bilinguals and second language learners; expressive and social language use in discourse; narrative ability

 

karina-bertalino-edited

Karina Bertolino

Linguistics

Advisor: Diane Lillo-Martin

Syntax and language acquisition

 

emily-carrigan_edited

Emily Carrigan

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Marie Coppola

Signed languages; Homesign and Nicaraguan Sign Language; language emergence

Brian Castelluccio New 2016

Brian Castelluccio

Psychology: Clinical

Advisor: Inge-Marie Eigsti

Language acquisition and development; Autism; fMRI; Complex trait genetics

pietro-cerrone_edited

Pietro Cerrone

Linguistics

 Advisor:Andrea Calabrese

Syntax, morpho-syntax, dialectology

iris-chin_edited

Iris Chin

Psychology: Developmental

Advisors: Letitia Naigles & Diane Lillo-Martin

Language acquisition; Autism; morphosyntax; pragmatics

jessica_contreras_edited

Jessica Contreras

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Marie Coppola

Mechanisms in cognitive development specifically executive function (EF); language mediation in EF development; linguistic influence on cognitive function; linguistic modal specificity

nicole_cruse-edited

Nicole Cruse

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Carl Coelho

Aphasia; traumatic brain injury; acquired neurological communication disorders; narrative/storytelling patterns; neurolinguistics; fMRI; language plasticity; transition care

 

Charles Davis New 2016

Charles Davis

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Eiling Yee

Semantic representation; neural basis of language comprehension and representation; neuroimaging methods and electrophysiology

julia-drouin-new_edited

Julia Drouin

Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

Advisor: Rachel Theodore

Speech perception; perceptual learning; neuroimaging techniques; electrophysiology

zac-ekves-edited

Zachary Ekves

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Gerry Altmann

Language comprehension, sentence processing, neuroimaging methods

pam-fuhrmeister_edited

Pamela Fuhrmeister

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Emily Myers

Speech perception; second language acquisition; individual differences in non-native speech sound acquisition

yshiki_fujiwara_edited

Yoshiki Fujiwara

Linguistics

Advisor: William Snyder

Syntax; language acquisition

deanna-gagne_edited

Deanna Gagne

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Marie Coppola

Language Acquisition, Number Cognition, Theory of Mind, Sign language and language emergence, Homesign systems

Josh Green New 2016

Joshua Green

Psychology: Clinical

Advisor: Inge-Marie Eigsti

Autism; affective prosody; language plasticity; music; vocal-emotional communication

ted-jenkins-new_edited

Ted Jenkins

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Carl Coelho

Gesture, aphasia, and language intervention

 

pasha-koval_edited

Pavel Koval

Linguistics

Advisor: Susi Wurmbrand

Syntax; Syntax-Semantics Interface

kyra_krass

Kyra Krass

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Gerry Altmann

Bilingualism; sentence processing

lily_kwok_edited

Lily Kwok

Linguistics

Advisor: Diane Lillo-Martin

Syntax; Sign Languages

monica_li_new

Monica Li

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Jim Magnuson

Neural plasticity in language disorders; speech and music prosody; multilingualism; fMRI; ERP; eye tracking

Website

andre_lindsey_new_edited

Andre Lindsey

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Carl Coelho

Cognitive communication disorders; traumatic brain injury; aphasia

 

sahil_luthra_edited

Sahil Luthra

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisors: Emily Myers & Jim Magnuson

Representation of speech sounds; talker identity; neural integration of speech

 

gabriel_vera_martinez

Gabriel Martinez Vera

Linguistics

Advisor: Jon Gajewski

Morpho-Syntax; Semantics

nick-monto-edited

Nicholas Monto

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Rachel Theodore

Neural basis of reading ability and its relationship to speech sound representation

hannah_morrow_edited

Hannah Morrow

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Eiling Yee

Semantic memory and multimodal integration of concept knowledge.

emma-nguyen-new_edited

Emma Nguyen

Linguistics

Advisor: William Snyder

Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Semantics

ashley_parker_edited

Ashley Parker

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

Advisor: Bernard Grela

Language acquisition and processing in language impaired children; phonological disorders; neurolinguistics

meaghan_perdue_edited

Meaghan Perdue

Psychology: Developmental

Advisors: Nicole Landi

Typical and atypical reading development; neural basis of reading acquisition and reading disorders; neuroimaging methods

 

Roberto Petrosino 2016

Roberto Petrosino

Linguistics

Advisors: Andrea Calabrese & Emily Myers

Phonology, underspecification, organization of lexicon, speech perception

Website

yanina-prystauka_edited

Yanina Prystauka

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Gerry Altmann

Sentence processing; concept representation; bilingualism; oscillatory dynamics of linguistic processing

amanda-rendall-edited

Amanda Rendall

Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

Advisor: Holly Fitch

Rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders, genetic disruption of early neural development, Autism, Dyslexia, SLI

russell-richie_edited

Russell Richie

Psychology: Developmental

Language processing, acquisition, and emergence; organization of the lexicon; prosody

Advisors: Marie Coppola & Whit Tabor

Website

Karla Rivera-Figueroa New 2016

Karla Rivera-Figueroa

Psychology: Clinical
Advisor: Inge-Marie Eigsti

Language acquisition; Autism spectrum disorder; Early Childhood

kayleigh-ryherd_edited

Kayleigh Ryherd

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Nicole Landi

Language acquisition and processing; reading comprehension; neuroimaging methods

oliver-sawi-edited-v2

Oliver Sawi

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Jay Rueckl

Language acquisition and development in typically and atypically developing populations; divergent forms of bilingual education; visual word recognition

katie-shaw_edited

Kathleen Shaw

Psychology: Developmental

Advisors: Heather Bortfeld & Nicole Landi

Audio-visual speech perception; neuroimaging techniques; infant attentional processes

elizabeth-simmons_edited

Elizabeth Simmons

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisors: Jim Magnuson & Tammie Spaulding

Developmental disorders, particularly autism; speech perception; language development; prosody

garrett-smith-edited

Garrett Smith

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Whit Tabor

Dynamical approaches to language and cognition; formal syntax and semantics; computational modeling

Website

laura-snider_edited

Laura Snider

Linguistics

Advisor: Željko Bošković

Syntax, syntactic theory, language acquisition

rachael-steiner_edited

Rachael Steiner

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Jim Magnuson

Psycholinguistics; computational models

brendan_sugrue_edited

Brendan Sugrue

Linguistics

Advisor: Jon Sprouse

Sentence processing; syntax and semantics; EEG

jonathan-husky

Yuta Tatsumi

Linguistics

Advisor: Željko Bošković

Syntax and semantics of noun phrases

jonathan-husky

Vivi Tecoulesco

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Letty Naigles

parker-tichko_edited

Parker Tichko

Psychology: Developmental

Advisor: Erika Skoe

Developmental processes that govern language and music learning. Parallels between language and music. Cross-domain effects of music training.

shyan_wang_edited

Shuyan Wang

Linguistics

Advisor: William Snyder

 Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

charles-wasserman_edited

Charles Wasserman

Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience

Advisor: Ed Large

Auditory processing, music, EEG/ERP, neuroplasticity and biofeedback

Website

yi-wei_edited

Yi Wei

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Ed Large

Music-language interface

kacie-wittke_edited

Kacie Wittke

Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

Advisor: Tammie Spaulding

Specific language impairment, autism, executive functioning

henry-wolf-edited

Henry George Wolf VII

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisor: Jay Rueckl

Neurobiology of second and third language acquisition; Computational modeling of monolingual and plurilingual language use; Cross-language lexical interaction

 


 

Core Faculty

gerry-altmann-edited

Gerry Altmann

Psychology: Language and Cognition
Adult language processing, the influence of context on sentence comprehension, event comprehension, the interface between language and vision

bobaljik

Jonathan Bobaljik

Linguistics
Morphology, Syntax, Endangered Languages, Language Universals

boskovic-edited

Željko Bošković

Linguistics
Syntactic theory, comparative syntax, Slavic, Balkan & Romance linguistics

andrea-calabrese-edited

Andrea Calabrese

Linguistics
Phonological theory, Historical Linguistics, Romance Linguistics

carl-coelho-new_edited

Carl Coelho

Co-PI; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Discourse; aphasia; traumatic brain injury

marie-coppola-edited

Marie Coppola

Psychology: Developmental;
Linguistics
Language acquisition; homesign; language genesis; Nicaraguan and other sign languages

Inge-Marie Eigsti New 2016

Inge-Marie Eigsti

Psychology: Clinical;
Haskins Labs
Developmental cognitive neuroscience; language acquisition; autism; developmental disorders; neuroimaging (fMRI)

deb-fein-edited

Deborah Fein

Psychology: Clinical
Development; Autism; developmental disorders

holly-fitch-edited

R. Holly Fitch

Co-PI;
Behavioral Neuroscience; Physiology and Neurobiology
Animal models of neurodevelopment and cognition; models of neurodevelopmental disruption (genetics, early injury) and developmental disability

Gajewski

Jon Gajewski

Linguistics
Semantics, Syntax/Semantics Interface

bernard-grela-2_edited

Bernard Grela

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Preschool children with language impairments; language learning disabilities; phonological disorders

elena-grigorenko-edited

Elena Grigorenko

Haskins Laboratories;
Yale Child Study Center;
Department of Psychology
Behavior genetics; genomics; epidemiology; developmental disorders

stefan-kaufmann

Stefan Kaufmann

Linguistics
Semantics, Philosophy of Language, Japanese Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

Nicole_Landi_revision_2016

Nicole Landi

Psychology: Developmental; Haskins Laboratories
Language and reading development; fMRI; EEG/ERP; neuro-genetic analyses

ed-large-edited

Ed Large

Psychology: Language and Cognition
Nonlinear dynamical systems; auditory neuroscience; music psychology

diane-lillo-martin-edited

Diane Lillo-Martin

Linguistics; Haskins Laboratories
Language acquisition; theoretical linguistics; sign languages

joe-loturco_edited

Joseph LoTurco

Physiology and Neurobiology;
Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience
Neocortical development and neurogenesis; molecular genetics; patch clamp electrophysiology; cell culture techniques

jim-magnuson-edited

Jim Magnuson

Principal Investigator; Psychology: Language & Cognition; Haskins Labs
Language processing, especially real-time integration of information at multiple scales; language development; EEG/ERP, computational modeling

emily-myers-edited

Emily Myers

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences;
Psychology: Language & Cognition;
MyersLab
Speech perception, word recognition; aphasia; neuroimaging

letty-naigles-edited

Letitia Naigles

Psychology: Developmental
Language acquisition and development; early processing of words and grammar, developmental disorders

ken-pugh-edited

Ken Pugh

Co-PI;
Psychology: Language and Cognition;
Haskins Labs
Neurobiology of typical and atypical reading development; fMRI

heather-read-edited

Heather Read

Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience
Animal models: Functional organization and development of sensory and cortical auditory pathways

jay-rueckl-edited

Jay Rueckl

Psychology: Language and Cognition;
Director: Brain Imaging Research Center
Haskins Laboratories
Visual word recognition; Morphology; computational models

adam-sheya-edited

Adam Sheya

Psychology: Developmental
Development of categorical and conceptual knowledge, emergence of relational reasoning, interactions between perception, action, and knowledge, models of developmental change.

erika-skoe-edited

Erika Skoe

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences;
Psychology: Developmental
Neural basis of auditory processing and learning in typical and atypical populations; experience-dependent auditory neural plasticity; auditory development; brainstem & cortical auditory evoked potentials

william-snyder-edited

William Snyder

Co-PI; Linguistics;
Haskins Labs
Child language acquisition; comparative syntax and morphology; syntax-semantics interface; theory of grammar

tammie-spaulding_edited

Tammie Spaulding

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Language development; Specific Language Impairment

jon-sprouse-edited

Jon Sprouse

Linguistics
Syntax, Psycholinguistics

whit-tabor-new_edited

Whitney Tabor

Psychology: Language and Cognition;
Haskins Laboratories
Sentence processing; self-organizing/dynamical systems; computational models

rachel-theodore-edited

Rachel Theodore

Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences;
Haskins Laboratories; UConn Laboratory for Spoken Language Processing
Speech perception; perceptual learning; language acquisition; neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG/ERP)

susi-wumbrand-edited

Susi Wurmbrand

Linguistics
Syntax; Syntax-Semantics Interface; Germanic Languages

eiling-yee-edited

Eiling Yee

Psychology: Language and Cognition
Semantic memory, the neural representation of concepts, spoken word recognition, language processing, aphasia, neural basis of language


 

Coordinators

jim-magnuson-edited

Jim Magnuson

Principal Investigator; Psychology: Language & Cognition; Haskins Labs
Language processing, especially real-time integration of information at multiple scales; language development; EEG/ERP, computational modeling

paul-allopenna-edited

Paul Allopenna

Program Coordinator; Psychology: Perception, Action, and Cognition
Computational and dynamical systems models of cognition; psycholinguistics


 

Postdoctoral Affiliates

matt-hall_edited

Matt Hall

Linguistics

Language & cognitive development; psycholinguistics; language emergence; language evolution; sign languages; deafness; cochlear implants

Website

gitte-joergensen_edited

Gitte Joergensen

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Sentence processing; mental representations; eye movements


 

Alumni

alexis-johns-new_edited

Alexis Johns

Psychology: Language and Cognition

Advisors: Jim Magnuson & Emily Myers

Spoken word recognition; How experience and expectations affect language comprehension; Age-related sensory and cognitive decline

 

sergey-kornilov_edited

Sergey Kornilov

Postdoc: Child Study Center, Yale
Neurobiological foundations of developmental disorders with an emphasis on neurophysiological and molecular genetic methods.

Advisor: Jim Magnuson

ashlee-shaw_edited

Ashlee Shaw

Postdoc: African-American Alzheimer's Awareness & Brain Health Initiative, Rutgers
Language Acquisition; individual differences in reading ability

Advisor: Jim Magnuson

dongnhu-truong_edited

Dongnhu Truong

Postdoc: Department of Pediatrics, Yale
Rodent models of neurodevelopmental disorders; genetic disruption of early neural development; Dyslexia; SLI; Autism

Advisor: Holly Fitch