Our Experts

The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.


Dr. Brenda Rapp

Professor, Department of Cognitive Science
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

I am interested in the cognitive processes and neural substrates that support written and spoken word production and comprehension.

Dr. J Tilak Ratnanather

Associate Research Professor, Center for Imaging Science and Institute for Computational Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering  
Whiting School of Engineering

I am interested in shape analysis of brain implicated in neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, major depression, speech and language processing.

Dr. Kyle Rawlins

Assistant Professor and Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Cognitive Science

I am interested in natural language semantics and pragmatics, the syntax/semantics interface, and syntax.