Asher is a senior at Boston College majoring in Computer Science and Linguistics. His current research uses Machine Learning and corpus data to create predictive models of belief states + sentiments of speakers, and also experiments with unaccusative verbs as instances of syntactic bootstrapping. His future projects will focus on issues of Automatic Speech Recognition and Turkish NLP.
Hi, my name is Phúc, but you can also call me Philip! I am a rising senior at Grinnell College, majoring in Psychology and concentrating on Statistics and Neuroscience. I am interested in conspiracy theories and decision-making. Particularly, I want to know what factors are involved in people’s belief in and formation of conspiracy theories, besides how we can manipulate those factors for better judgment of news. I am way too excited to be part of the L3 team this summer and explore questions about language learning!
Hi! My name is Tinuade McClish, and I am a junior at Pace University majoring in Psychology (B.A.) with a minor in English. I am interested in psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics, as well as research about other cognitive processes such as memory, creativity and overall how those facets affect the way we communicate and utilize language. I'm very excited to work with the L3 Lab this summer and gain research experience!
Hello! My name is Deena Mohamed and I am a rising junior at Boston College. I am currently majoring in Sociology with a minor in Arabic Studies. As the daughter of native Arabic speakers, my interests include second language acquisition and how it differs from first language acquisition. I am also interested in general language skills.
I am a freshman at Boston College, majoring in neuroscience. I am currently really enjoying cognitive science and am excited to gain more research experience. I like to study language understanding from the perspective of building neural models, and I am very excited to be a part of this amazing team!
My name is Alexa Rivas and I am a junior at BC majoring in psychology with a minor in English. I am interested in pursuing research as a career and am excited to begin my research experience here in the L3 lab! As someone who is bilingual, a topic of interest for me is the way that language is organized within the brain of individuals who speak multiple languages!
Hi! My name is Imaan and I am a rising junior studying Brain and Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of Rochester. My research interests include studying how humans perceive the world, how beliefs are formed and social intelligence.
Inés is an undergraduate student majoring in Islamic Civilizations and Political Science. She was born and raised in Mexico City and is half Argentinian. She’s hoping to pursue a career in the foreign service and reach fluency in Arabic. She is also a research assistant in the sociology department. She's very interested in language acquisition. Within the KidTalk project, she works on participant recruitment.
Affiliated Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
I graduated from Cornell University with an MA in developmental psychology. I’m interested in the mechanisms behind language acquisition, mainly how children associate semantic meanings with words visually and acoustically. I’m also interested in iconicity in language and its cross-linguistic effect on human cognition.