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.
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.
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.
Katrina is a Psychology major and Neuroscience minor from Wadsworth, Illinois. She is interested in cognitive and clinical psychology as well as addressing public health concerns pertaining to marginalized groups. Katrina enjoys traveling, chilling at the pool or beach, and rereading her favorite childhood novels in her free time.