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Pablo Contreras Kallens: graduate student

Pablo obtained his BA and MA in Philosophy from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He then spent two years as a Ph. D. student in the University of California, Merced at the Cognitive and Information Sciences group. He is interested in how the cultural, social and linguistic structure that humans have created have transformed, and continue to shape, our cognitive systems. He is also interested in the dynamics of scientific knowledge creation as a collective endeavor, especially in how to bring data-driven analysis and computational simulation into the discipline of science studies. He is also a member of Rick Dale's Co-Mind Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles. Pablo Contreras Kallens

Steven Elmlinger graduate student

Steven graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences. He is currently interested in how perceptual history (or lack thereof) gives rise to learning in social environments. His main focus is on the role of parent-infant interaction in the communicative development of human infants. He is also interested in whether language users represent extended bouts of language (discourse) as chunks. Steven Elmlinger

Felicity Frinsel: graduate student

Felicity graduated cum laude from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in 2015 with a B.A. in Linguistics and a minor in Psychology. Two years later she graduated cum laude with an M.A. degree in Linguistics, as well as an M.A. honours degree, from the same university. She is interested in the cognitive processes related to language processing, language production, and language learning both in mono- and bilinguals. Her past research involves work on conceptual representations and cross-language effects, as well as advanced planning in second language sentence production. At Cornell, her research mainly focuses on individual differences, language processing, and language learning. She will also be a member of Cornell Cognitive Science. Felicity Frinsel

Erin Isbilen: graduate student

Erin graduated cum laude from the University of California Santa Cruz with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Literature. Her current research focuses on individual differences in statistical learning, and on exploring the relationship between statistical learning and chunk-based memory processes. She is also a member of Cornell Cognitive Science, and is an NSF GRFP fellow. Ethan Jost

Gauri Binoy: undergraduate research assistant

Gauri is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Developmental Sociology and is on the pre-medical track. She is particularly interested in looking at how language processing, both on a cognitive and neural level, is related to the development of cultural groups over time. Outside of lab, Gauri participates in Cornell’s Indian classical dance team, Cornell Anjali, and is also a part of Cornell Hunger Relief and Biology Service Leaders. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and exploring Ithaca’s art exhibitions. Gauri Binoy

Eleni Kohilakis undergraduate research assistant

Eleni is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Human Nutrition and a minor in Business, pursuing a pre-medical track. Her research interests involve the effects on bilingualism on brain function. In her free time she serves on the executive council of her sorority, Alpha Phi, and the executive board of Cornell’s Undergraduate Research Board. She is also involved in Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity and Cayuga’s Watchers. Eleni Kohilakis

Phoebe Ilevbare: undergraduate research assistant

Phoebe is a senior at Cornell University, majoring in Biological Sciences and hoping to minor in Psychology and French. She is curious to discover specifically how we acquire and process different languages over many generations. Phoebe is also involved with Cornell's Association of Medicine and Philanthropy and Cornell's Cardiology Interest Group. When she is not in the lab, you can always find her playing basketball and table tennis with friends. Phoebe Lievbare

Farrah Mawani: alumna research assistant

Farrah graduated from Cornell University with a double major in Psychology and Biology & Society. She is now doing a Masters in Public Health also at Cornell, while still helping out in the lab every now and again. Farrah Mawani

Linda Webster: undergraduate research assistant

Linda is a junior at Cornell studying psychology and hoping to minor in linguistics. She is interested in researching how language is learned and acquired in childhood, and how these processes differ in those who are bilingual. In her free time she is a runner who loves reading and can often be found in Barnes and Noble studying or browsing for new books. Linda Webster

Sophia Zhang: undergraduate research assistant

Sophia is a junior at Cornell University, majoring in Information Science and hoping to minor in bioengineering on the pre-medicine track. She is interested in how technology is used to analyze data and language acquisition in the brain. She is involved with Chinese Students Association, CALS tutor, and Assorted Aces. In her free time, she likes to do art and watch Netflix. Sophia Zhang

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