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Language and Cognition Lab

Language and Cognition Lab

Primary Investigator: Daniel J. Weiss

Graduate Students:
Amy Lebkuecher
Allison Link
Natalie Schwob

The Language and Cognition Lab is housed in the Department of Psychology.

That central goal of the lab is to understand the learning mechanisms that facilitate the early stages of language acquisition. We are interested in how learning changes over the course of the life span, as well as identifying critical differences across species that may provide insights as to why humans are the only species with language.  Current interests include studies of statistical learning, the ability to track distributional information in sensory input, as well as sequence planning in the motor and language domains.