Manaswita Dutta, M.A., CCC-SLP, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Neuroscience. Prior to beginning the doctoral program, Manaswita earned her Master’s degree is Speech-Language Pathology from University of Northern Iowa, and Bachelor’s degree in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology from Manipal University, India. Her research interests include understanding the cognitive-linguistic interactions and their role in functional communication in adult neurogenic populations. Her current research work focuses on investigating the behavioral and neural correlates of cognition and language processing in adults with epilepsy and aphasia.
Amanda is a sophomore and an LSAMP student.
Hengwei is a senior studying Chinese syntax.
Erin’s background is in Early Childhood Education. After working for Head Start for over a year, she made the switch to research. She is currently working on the Blocks Rock project to combine her two interests.
Deanna is completing her honor's these studying the impact of video games on memory.
Professor, Director Program in Neuroscience
Research InterestsfMRI of language processes; problem-solving and planning
David's research interests lie in how modern technology affects cognition. Right now, he is studying the effects of video game play on reward processing and memory.
Mandy is completing her independent major this December and a study examining the impact of video game play on friendships.
Theo is a Ph.D student in Anatomy and Cell Biology-Education Track. His work involves using fMRI to discover the neural basis of anatomical knowledge in expert and novice anatomy learners. He also investigates how cognitive abilities affect the classroom performance of undergraduate anatomy learners.
Vilesha is a second year undergraduate. She is working on magnetic resonance spectroscopy studies.
I study the mechanisms of how information is transferred between networks, utilizing different modes of transmission ( threshold vs subthreshold oscillations). I am particularly interested in the difference between how conscious vs unconscious information propogates throughout the brain. I am at IU with a SMART Program Scholarship and am working with the Department of Defense.
Yanyu Xiong is a PhD student in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Her areas of research interests include sentence processing and second language acquisition using neuroimaging techniques (e.g. EEG and fMRI) . After obtaining the Bachelor’s degree of English Language and Literature from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, she spent three year studying Psycholinguistics in Xi’an Foreign Languages University and was awarded her master’s degree there. Her previous projects include ERP and fMRI studies of Chinese relative clauses to investigate the electrophysiological signatures of sentence processing with greater syntactic complexity and the neural correlates underlying this process. Currently she is doing a study of functional connectivity with a focus on revealing dynamic changes in task-concurrent functional connectivity related to sentence processing.