Past Summer GRA Winners

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Shanmukha Battula
  • Improving Intelligibility of Reverberant Speech in combined Speech and Non-speech Interference
  • Home Department: Computer Science Engineering
  • Visiting Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Advisors: Dr. DeLiang Wang and Dr. Eric Healy
 
Preston Lennon
  • Aphantasia and Conscious Thought
  • Home Department: Philosophy
  • Visiting Department: Psychology
  • Advisors: Dr. Declan Smithies and Dr. Alex Petrov
 
Holly Lind-Combs
  • Using Dynamic Time Warping and Levenshtein Distances to Predict Variability in Perception of Non-Ambient Accents
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Visiting Department: Linguistics
  • Advisors: Dr. Rachael Frush Holt and Dr. Cynthia Clopper
 
Michael McKenna
  • Validating and Extending a Whole-Brain Functional Connectivity Model of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology
  • Home Department: Psychology
  • Visiting Department: Neurology
  • Advisors: Dr. Ruchika Prakash and Dr. Douglas Scharre
 
Connor Rouillier
  • Delimiting the Boundary Between Object File Representation and Ensemble Representation of Plural Objects and its Interaction With Morphological Form
  • Home Department: Linguistics
  • Visiting Department: Psychology
  • Advisors: Dr. Andrea Sims and Dr. Nikole Patson
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Kristina Bowdrie
  • Effects of Parental Self Efficacy and Involvement in Early Intervention
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Dr. Rachael Frush Holt
 
Samantha Burgess
  • Visual Cues as an Aid in the Auditory Segregation of Music
  • Department of Music Theory, Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Sammy Gardner
  • Situating Gesture in Musical Understanding
  • Department of Music, Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Eric Johnson
  • Improving Speech Intelligibility Using Machine Learning
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Dr. DeLiang Wang
 
Victoria Sevich
  • Are Phonological Representations in CI Users Similar to "Normal"?
  • Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, Dr. Cynthia Clopper
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Bethany Frick 
  • Lexical Categories in Children with Autism who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Science; Advisor: Allison Bean
  • Visiting Department: Psychology; Advisor: Laura Wagner
 
Eric Johnson
  • Using AI to Solve the Speech-in-Noise Problem
  • Home Department: Speech & Hearing Science; Advisor: Eric Healy 
  • Visiting Department: Computer Science and Engineering; Advisor: DiLiang Wang
 
Elizabeth Monzingo
  • MRI Investigation of Neural Differences in Aural Skills between Pianists and Non-Pianist Musicians
  • Home Department: Music; Advisor: Daniel Shanahan
  • Visiting Department: Speech & Hearing Science; Advisor: Yune Lee
 
Lindsey Reymore
  • Investigating the Neural Bases of Crossmodal Descriptions of Musical Timbre
  • Home Department: Music; Advisor: Dan Shanahan
  • Visiting Department: Speech and Hearing Science; Advisor: Yune Lee
 
Ben Seicol
  • Characterization of calcium-dependent changes in synaptic function of the endbulb of Held in the cochlear nucleus following noise-induced hearing loss in young mice.
  • Home Department: Otolaryngology; Advisor: Ruili Xie
  • Visiting Department: Speech and Hearing Sciences; Advisor: Yune Lee
 
Nicholas Shea
  • Ecological Models of Communication in Vernacular Musical Styles
  • Home Department: Music Theory; Advisor: Anna Gawboy
  • Visiting Department: Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design; Advisor: Vita Berezina-Blackburn
 
Ying Yu
  • Testing the Appearance of Change in 3D Shape in a Virtual-Reality Environment
  • Home Department: Psychology; Advisor: Alexander Petrov
  • Visiting Department: Department of Philosophy; Computer Science and Engineering; Advisor: Declan Smithies; Jian Chen
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Aaron Argall
  • A Programmable Neural Interface Mimicking Synaptic Plasticity
  • Home Department: College of Medicine, Advisor: Min Zhou
  • Visiting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering ,  Advisor: Liang Guo
 
Andrew Blank
  • Contributions of Caregiver Stress and Self-Efficacy to Neurocognitive Outcomes for Children with Hearing Loss
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Science, Advisor: Rachael Frush Holt
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Qianli Feng
  • A PCA functional alignment in fMRI multi-voxel pattern analysis
  • Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Advisor: Aleix Martinez   
  • Visiting Department: Psychology; Advisor: Julie Golomb
 
Trevor Marcho
  • Exploring the effects of music and movement on cognitive behaviors of patients with Parkinson's Disease: A pilot study
  • Home Department: Music; Advisor: Eugenia Costa-Giomi
  • Visiting Department: Speech & Hearing Science; Advisor: Yune Lee
 
Lindsey Reymore
  • Color and Tone Color: Audio-Visual Crossmodal Correspondences with Musical Instrument Timbre
  • Home Department: Music; Advisor: Anna Gawboy
  • Visiting Department: Psychology; Advisor: Delwin Lindsey
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Lifeng Jin
  • Help training better doctors: deep paraphrase detection with semi-supervision for virtual patients      
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. William Schuler
  • Visiting Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Eric Fosler-Lussier
 
Zack Jones
  • Processing indexical phonetic variability in children
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Clopper
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Katherine Miller
  • Children’s Perceptual Capabilities with a Near Accent and a Distant Dialect
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Science, Advisor: Dr. Rachael Frush Holt
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Ramprakash Srinivasan
  • A Common Neural Basis for Production, Recalling and Perception of Facial Actions in Humans
  • Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Advisor: Dr. Aleix Martinez
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Julie Golomb
 
Jordan Vasko
  • Parameter Optimization for a Technique to Segregate Speech from Noise for Individuals with Hearing Loss
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Science, Advisor: Dr. Eric Healy
  • Visiting Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Deliang Wang
 
Ying Yu
  • The Veridicality of Human 3D Shape Perception
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Alex Petrov
  • Visiting Department: Philosophy, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Declan Smithies
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Lucia Bennetti
  • Musical Scoundscapes of Deaf Infants
  • Home Department: Music, Advisor: Dr. Eugenia Costa-Giomi
  • Visiting Department: Otolarynology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Derek Houston
 
Brittney Carter
  • Testing an Advanced Technique to Derive Speech Band Importance Functions
  • Home Department: Speech & Hearing Science, Advisor: Dr. Eric Healy
  • Visiting Department: Eye and Ear Institute, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Federick Apoux
 
Jordan Prox
  • A Biological Brain Pacemaker for Selective Neuronal Pacing in the Hippocampus Ex Vivo
  • Home Department: Neuroscience, Advisor: Dr. Min Zhou
  • Visiting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Liang Guo
 
Brittney Schirda
  • A Multilevel Examination of Trait Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Ruchika Prakash
  • Visiting Department: Neurology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Michael Racke
 
Lindsay Warrenburg
  • Evaluating Emotional Perspective Induced by Music Listening
  • Home Department: Music, Advisor: Dr. David Huron
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Lisa Libby
 
Xiao Wu
  • Investigate the Neural Substrates of Phonological Access by Using an Artificial Language
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu
  • Visiting Department: East Asian Language and Literature, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Marjorie Chan
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Daniel Berman
  • Topographic Maps of Depth in Human Visual Cortex
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Julie Golomb
  • Visiting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Aleix Martinez
 
Ellen Dossey
  • Effect of Social Biases on Phonetic Imitation
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Clopper
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Tarek Farouni
  • Decoding the Pixels of Face Image from the Voxels of fMRI BOLD Activity Patterns
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Zhong-Lin Lu
  • Visiting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Aleix Martinez
 
Ramprakash Srinvasan
  • Understanding Facial Expressions of Emotion - A Functional Neuro-Imaging
  • Home Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Advisor: Dr. Aleix Martinez
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Julie Golomb
 
Caitlyn Trevor
  • Animated Performance: "Better" Music Means Larger Movements
  • Home Department: Music, Advisor: Dr. David Huron
  • Visiting Department: Design/ACCAD, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Maria Palazzi
 
Yongchen Wang
  • Highly Efficient Acoustic Neural Stimulation Enabled by Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Nanowires
  • Home Department: Biomedical Engineering, Advisor: Dr. Gunjan Agarwal
  • Visiting Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering & Neuroscience, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Liang Guo
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Claire Arthur
  • Can Distractors Inhibit a ‘Chills’ Response to Music?
  • Home Department: Music, Advisor: Dr. David Huron
  • Visiting Department: Psycholog, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Andrew Leber
 
Evan Jaffe
  • A Novel Word Space Model for Measuring Semantic Similarity
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. William Schuler
  • Visiting Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Eric Fosler-Lussier
 
Kodi Weatherholtz
  • The Bounds of Flexibility in Spoken Word Recognition: Cross-talker and Cross-system Generalization of Perceptual Learning for Speech
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Clopper
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Mark Pitt
 
Hyungwook Yim
  • Genetic and Neural Basis of Episodic Memory Development
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Sloutsky
  • Visiting Department: Pediatrics, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Christopher Bartlett
 
Sarah Yoho
  • Improving Extraction of Speech from Noise Using a Novel “Variable-LC” Technique
  • Home Department: Speech and Hearing Science, Advisor: Dr. Eric Healy
  • Visiting Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Visiting Advisor: Dr. DeLiang Wang
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Claire Arthur
  • Investigating Talent as a Factor of Music Appreciation
  • Home Department: School of Music, Advisor: Dr. David Hurron
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Andrew Leber
 
Nathan Condit-Schultz
  • Rhyme and Rhythmic Organization in Poetry and Rap
  • Home Department: School of Music, Advisor: Dr. David Hurron
  • Visiting Department: Linguistics, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Mary E. Beckerman
 
Alisha Janssen
  • Cognitive Training for Relapsing- Remitting Multiple Sclerosis: Broad Transfer to Executive Functioning Attention and Manual Dexterity
  • Home Department: Psychology, Advisor: Dr. Ruckika Shaurya Prakash
  • Visiting Department: Neurology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Aaron Boster
 
Qingyang Yan
  • The Development of Perceptual Dialect Categories from Childhood through Adulthood
  • Home Department: Linguistics, Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Clopper
  • Visiting Department: Psychology, Visiting Advisor: Dr. Laura Wagner
 
Hyungwook Yim
  • Developmental Mechanisms for Episodic Memory