I'm an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. I head the MAPLE (Memory And Psycholinguistics in Learning & Education) Lab, where we investigate language processing, memory, and their interaction.
I’m a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. My primary research interests are bilingualism and adult second language learning. I am interested in the neurocognitive mechanisms of morphosyntactic processing in adult second language learners, as well as the effects of translation ambiguity, when words have multiple translations across languages.
Outside of psychology, my interests include urban planning and design and the history and architecture of the Mediterranean region. In my free time I love to travel, go to concerts, swim, run, and bike.
I’m a Ph.D. student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and part of the CNBC. Prior to graduate studies, I taught remedial reading and writing to adults which led me to my primary research interest in the cognitive and neural underpinnings of text and discourse processing.
Outside of research, I enjoy traveling, solving puzzles, and playing board games.
I’m a PhD student at Pitt in the Cognitive Psychology program. My research interests are in the cognitive mechanisms of language processing and memory, as well as the applications of theories of cognition to learning environments. I am also interested in data analysis methods. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, biking, and any other activity where I can be outside.
Honors Thesis Student
I am a senior majoring in Psychology. After I graduating from Pitt, I plan on pursuing a PhD track. I am interested in most psychology topics and am looking to narrow my focus in the coming semesters.
In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, spending time with my friends, and watching sports.
|Jiayuan Ye (Joanna)
I’m a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Economics. I’m also in the A&S/Business Dual Degree Program. I don’t have a specific plan for the future yet, so I want to narrow my interests through different internships and research experiences.
In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends, traveling, watching movies/shows/YouTube videos.
I’m a sophmore majoring in biology with minors in Psychology and Japanese. I am part of the Dental GAP program and am, therefore, hoping to pursue a career in dentistry following my undergraduate career. In regards to research, I'm especially interested in language development/processing.
As for non-academic activities, I enjoy running, watching sports, and traveling
Laura worked in the MAPLE lab from fall 2015 to spring 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. She currently heads the Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (N.E.R.D.) Lab at the University of Alabama.
|Connie Qun Guan
Connie is a full professor at the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, China. She visited the lab as a Sino-US Fullbright Scholar sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Her research focuses on embodiment in language, covering multiple perspectives and methodologies of psycholinguistic, neuroscientific and artifical intelligence in language sciences. Connie is also the Director of iLab at the University of Science and Technology, Beijing, and the chair of the international symposium on Language Embodiment.
Afton is a PhD student in the School of Education Applied Developmental Psychology program who worked as a Graduate Student Researcher from summer 2016 to summer 2018.
Rachel is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Psychology and Linguistics. She worked as lab coordinator from summer 2016 to summer 2018.
Rodica was an honors student in the MAPLE lab from fall 2017 to spring 2018. She began attending UNLV as a graduate student in cognitive psychology in fall 2018.
Brenna was an honors student in the MAPLE lab from spring 2017 to fall 2017. She began attending Shenandoah University as a Master's student in occupational therapy in fall 2018.
Directed Research and First Experiences in Research Student Alumni
|Danni Zhang, Summer 2018-Fall 2018|
|Sophia Lu, Spring 2018-Fall 2018|
|Allison Hill, Spring 2018|
|Robert Hines, Fall 2017-Spring 2018|
|Genevieve O'Brien, Fall 2016-Spring 2018|
|Eva Bacas, Spring 2017-Fall 2017|
|Catherine Mowery, Spring 2017-Fall 2017|
|Alexis Hensel, Summer 2017|
|Sareen Ali, Summer 2017|
|Carmen Sepulveda, Fall 2016-Spring 2017|
|Anisah Rafi, Spring 2016-Summer 2016|
|Emalee Dauginikas, Fall 2015|