The Distinguished Science of Learning Fellowship Program provides fellows the opportunity to gain experience beyond their current training in (a) conducting interdisciplinary research in the science of learning and (b) learning how to effectively communicate and translate scientific findings to practitioners, policymakers, and the general public. The fellowship program is open to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral applicants within and outside of Johns Hopkins University.
I am interested in how experience influences working memory and attention with the aim of determining methods to improve these crucial facets of cognition.
I am interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms underlying perceptual learning of speaker variation and co-variation in the acoustic-phonetic realization of speech sounds.
My research uses electroencephalography (EEG) and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand and improve language functions in autism.
I am interested in how learned dietary experiences influence attention, with the aim of understanding how the underlying cognitive mechanisms are influence by individual dietary behaviors.
I am interested in the structures that allow the human brain to adapt to novel motor tasks and acquire motor skills.
I am interested in understanding whether reinforcement learning mechanisms can be used to develop novel rehabilitation therapies for patients with cerebellar damage.
I am interested in the relationship between word meaning and language structure. My work focuses specifically on how this relationship can be leveraged by both humans and computers to learn the meanings of words.
I am interested in what processes and knowledge are essential to becoming an 'expert' in a particular domain.