Lab members form the word "perception" with their bodies

Principal Investigator

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Julia Strand Profile
Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: Olin Hall 119
Phone: 507 222 5637

Julia Strand (B.A., Tufts University; PhD., Washington University in St. Louis) teaches courses including Introduction to Psychology, the Psychology of Spoken Words, and Sensation & Perception. Her research focuses on how humans are able to turn sensory information about speech into meaningful representations. Topics of research include how cognitive abilities influence language perception, what traits of words promote easy recognition, how word recognition abilities change with age, and how visual information (seeing the talker) influences language processing.

Lab Manager

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Naseem Dillman-Hasso ’20 Bio
Lab Manager

Naseem (B.A., Carleton College) is the current lab manager of the Perception Lab. He is interested in environmental psychology, speech perception, and open science. Naseem also enjoys riding his bike, being outside, watching Netflix, and not taking himself too seriously.

Lab Members

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Siddharth Chundru ’23
Siddharth comes from Bangalore, India, and although he doesn’t know what he wants to major in yet, he is interested in a variety of subjects including cognitive science, computer science and economics. He has done clinical research in radiation oncology and neurology in the past. Outside the lab, you can find Siddharth listening to Hip Hop or playing Dota 2.
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Claire Guang ’21
Claire is a Psychology major and Cognitive Science/Chinese minor from San Diego, California. She’s interested in cognition, developmental psychology, and language acquisition. When not in school she enjoys landscape/life drawing, swimming, and playing mahjong. Claire is also a big fan of watching really bad, disastrous movies.
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Emmett Lefkowitz ’23

Emmett hails from a small town in Southern Minnesota called Northfield. He isn’t quite sure what he wants to major in yet, but is interested in cognitive science, languages, international happenings, and music. When he’s not pursuing any of these things, he enjoys spending his time running, and also walking.

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ZhaoBin Li ’21 Profile

ZhaoBin is a potential psych/cog sci/comp sci/maths/stats major. He lives in Singapore. He is constantly exploring diverse interests. For now he is most interested in artificial intelligence. He likes doing yoga and running in the arb.

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Ellie Mamantov ’21 Profile
Ellie is a Computer Science and Psychology double major from Knoxville, TN. She is interested in studying how the two fields intersect. She enjoys cooking, playing ultimate frisbee, and drinking tea.
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Binny Onabolu ’23

Binny is a Nigerian born and raised student who lives in Houston Texas. She is interested in studying Political Science and loves to learn new languages. She also loves to cook and try new foods! She is interested in diverse disciplines that involve an active engagement.

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Jed Villanueva ’22
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Jed is a prospective Cognitive Science major interested in music cognition and its use in therapy and other real world applications. Beyond his studies, Jed is an aggressive fan of Moana, Taylor Swift, and housework.