Center for Cognitive Science (RuCCS)
Austin A. Baker
Austin is a philosopher and cognitive scientist, working on issues in perception and social cognition related to stereotyping and non-verbal micro-cues. She has a background in philosophy of mind and cognitive psychology and empirically investigates (and philosophizes about) the causal structure of stereotyping and the relationship between bias, judgment, and behavior. She received her PhD in Philosophy and Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science from Rutgers University in 2019 and conducted the empirical portion of her dissertation research in Chaz Firestone’s Lab at Johns Hopkins University.
Ryan is a neurolinguist whose research is at the intersection of theoretical linguistics and cognitive neuroscience. His work combines electrophysiological (EEG) and behavioral measures to investigate mental representations of linguistic structure, auditory prediction, rule learning, and bilingualism.
Dr. Batmanian is an alumna of Rutgers University’s Cognitive Psychology program. She has returned to her intellectual home after spending half of her career in academic research and the other half in higher education administration. Currently, she is working on publications on the acquisition and processing of morphosytax of Turkish, an agglutinative language with flexible word order, by adult and child speakers of Turkish. She also plans to contribute to research on the processing and acquisition of English auxiliaries by second language learners, building on her postdoctoral work.
Post-Doc Affiliate, Laboratory for Experimental Psychology, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Visual Cognition Lab Graduate
Computational modeling and empirical studies of perceptual grouping and inference.