We currently have an open position for undergraduate research assistants in the Language, Intersensory Perception, and Speech (short: LIPS) lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. We examine how listeners recognize speech from hearing and seeing a speaker talk. In particular, we are interested in the time-course of recognizing words - both from listening and from lip-reading, how listeners adjust to a speaker's idiosyncratic pronunciations, and what happens to these processes when people get older and if they have hearing loss (this work is also done in collaboration with faculty members from Communication Disorders). We use eye-tracking and other behavioral methods to address these questions, as well as EEG. The typical commitment of our research assistants during the school year is 9hrs/week, for 3 credits.
Typical tasks of our research assistants are:
- help with finding stimuli for an experiments (e.g., selecting words, making nonwords)
- help with recording, annotating, and editing of speech materials for the experiments
- assist with recruitment, scheduling, and testing of participants
- attend & prepare for weekly lab meetings
- do administrative research-related tasks
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