Marina Bedny CV
marina.bedny at jhu dot edu
231 Ames Hall
emusz1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: How do the things that we see and the things that we talk about influence what we know about the world, and how is this information organized in the brain? I am interested in studying the roles of vision and language in knowledge, and how changes in experience and context can alter neural representations of semantic memory.
skim346 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: As human beings we think complex thoughts, and we communicate these thoughts with each other. I’m interested in the neural and cognitive bases for language and thought. How flexible is the brain’s capacity to support high-level linguistic functions such as syntactic processing? How does the brain recognize written symbols in order to extract meaning from them? How does language compare with direct sensory experience as a source of knowledge? To address these questions, I study syntax, Braille reading, and concepts in blind individuals using behavioral, fMRI, and TMS experiments.
gelli1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: Much of the way we reason about other people’s mental state and physical abilities is general. However, your body, thoughts and feelings might be different from mine, other people’s like you, or everyone else’s. I’m interested in how we represent different types of person and individuals, especially when they’re different from us. How nuanced are our representations of people’s characteristics and personality? How do they change over development? Do we have a neural “people representational space”? To answer these questions, I use behavioral, developmental and fMRI studies exploring how children and adults think about other people.
skanjli1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I’m interested in the flexibility of the cortex as result of experience. Some of my work is on how visual experience influences representations of number.
rloioti1 at jhu dot edu
rpant3 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am interested in the role of experience in shaping concepts, language and thought, both neurally and behaviorally.
mpark47 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: I am a junior double-majoring in Cognitive Science and Neuroscience. My research interests are psycholinguistics and child development. When I’m not in lab, I can be found working for a local startup entity that renovated vacant lots in Baltimore into community spaces!
xchen100 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: Development of higher cognitive functions under sight deprivation.
ebrush1 at jhu dot edu
Research Interests: Cognition, Neurological Development