Joshua Meyer and Melodie Yen are recipients of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. The GRFP provides three years of financial support to science and engineering students early in their graduate careers.
Joshua's research interests lie in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and computational approaches to language. He is also interested in acoustic-phonetics and language description (especially of languages of the former Soviet Union). Josh’s methods are mainly experimental, using data from perception studies and speech recordings.
As part of the Language Neuroscience Lab, Melodie studies the neural mechanisms of language through fMRI. Melodie is currently involved in several projects exploring topics such as long-term aphasic recovery and protocols for language mapping in stroke and other populations. Melodie is also developing psychophysical experiments as part of a longer neuroimaging investigation of top-down influence on language processing.
More information on the GRFP can be found here!