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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 past research involves work on synesthesia, memory, and the role of emotion in music-color cross-modal associations. Her current research in the CNL lab focuses on the nature and development of semantic representation. She is also a member of Cornell Cognitive Science, and is an NSF GRFP fellow. Ethan Jost

Ethan Jost: graduate student

Ethan graduated summa cum laude from Saint Louis University in 2011 with an Honors B.A. in Psychology and minor concentrations in Philosophy and History. He worked extensively in Chris Conway’s lab there, researching cognitive development and statistical learning, primarily using event-related brain potentials. At Cornell, Ethan studies how statistical learning and other basic cognitive processes underlie language learning and processing. He also researches plasticity, reorganization, and right hemisphere contributions to language function in brain tumor patients with collaborators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Ethan Jost

Julia Ying: graduate student

Julia graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. degree in Cognitive Science. She worked with Prof. Tom Griffiths on computational models of cognition, studying music perception and cognition in the context of cultural transmission. Here at Cornell, Julia hopes to continue using computational models to study cultural transmission, as well as language evolution and acquisition. Julia Ying

Dante Dahabreh: undergraduate research assistant

Dante is a Freshman at Cornel University majoring in Psychology on the pre-medicine track. His passions in research involve cognitive neuroscience and art as an influence on brain development for young children and adolescents. On his free time, Dante is involved in writing for the Cornell Daily Sun and partaking in photography as a hobby. He hopes to use the research skills that he develops as a step towards bridging science and the humanities in order to make an impact. Dante Dahabreh

Jacob Kolenda: undergraduate research assistant

Jacob is currently a sophomore double majoring in Biological Sciences and Economics. He is primarily interested in understanding the various factors which affect language acquisition. In his spare time, he does recreational fencing and is a REACH tutor at an elementary school in Ithaca. Jacob Kolenda

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