Cognitive Science Undergraduate Program Director and Associate Research Professor, Psychology
Mimi is a neuroscientist whose research is about systems and behavioral neuroscience with an emphasis on auditory plasticity/stability and perceptual functions in humans, non-human primates, rodents, and songbirds across the lifespan and pathologies. Along with that her focus also includes effects of stress and epigenetic influences on sensory and sensorimotor learning and memory, and as well as modelling of infant vocal learning.
Assisting Teaching Professor
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.