Do you have an interest in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and/or perception? Are you looking for research experience and perhaps authorship on a poster/article to strengthen your graduate school applications? The Perception Lab is recruiting research students!

We will be conducting research on the cognitive processes supporting speech perception in difficult listening conditions and the mechanisms underlying audiovisual integration (see our research page for more information). The Perception Lab is also committed to open science practices, so lab time will also be devoted to discussing and learning about topics in meta-science.

Research students will read and become familiar with the literature on this topic, attend weekly lab meetings to discuss research, run participants, assist with data analysis and interpretation, and prepare posters for academic conferences or manuscripts. Research students enroll in 2 credits of Psych 300 with an expectation of 6-8 hours of work per week (3-4 hours per credit). Scheduling in the lab is quite flexible; timing for lab meetings and other commitments are determined based on mutual availability.

If you are a highly motivated first year, sophomore, or junior with a background (or interest) in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or computer science and can make at least a year-long commitment to working in the lab, please fill out the form below (Note students must be able to start Fall of 2024, but if you are abroad Winter or Spring term we can make that work!). The lab is committed to diversity in all forms, so students from groups that have been historically excluded from science are particularly encouraged to apply.

Note that you should think carefully about your responses to the prompts below, as they will be used to determine who is invited to interview.

We will be recruiting new students to start in fall term of 2024. Please fill out this application by 5pm on Thursday, April 25, 2025 to be considered! Interviews will be held during week 6 of spring term.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Julia Strand ( or any of the current research students.

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