People


Principal Investigator

Professor Mark Pitt

E-mail: pitt.2@osu.edu
Phone: 614-292-4193
Computational Modeling work

 

 


Graduate Students

Heather Daly

E-mail: daly.134@osu.edu

  • M.A. Psychology, Ohio State University, 2019
  • M.A. Experimental Psychology, James Madison University, 2017
  • B.A. Psychology, Ball State University, 2014

My current research looks at the mechanisms underlying auditory selective attention and factors driving individual differences in those mechanisms, such as working memory. I am also interested in the influence of musical training on various perceptual and cognitive processes, and is working on developing new tools to measure musical experience. Outside of the lab, I love trying new recipes, exploring new places, and playing embarrassingly old video games.

 


Marjorie Freggens

E-mail: freggens.1@osu.edu

  • M.A. Psychology, Ohio State University, 2018
  • B.A. Psychology, Georgia State University, 2014

I am interested in speech perception and language understanding, as well as the commonalities in musical processing. In the past I have worked on understanding the mechanisms of transfer effects between music and language experts. My current research focuses on the perceptual organization of speech: how we use the acoustic, phonetic, and grouping cues in the signal to organize the continuous information into words and phrases. I am also interested in the mechanisms involved in processing speech compared to nonspeech. Outside of the lab, I enjoy reading fiction novels, playing board games, and coloring. I am also learning how to play the guitar.

 


Hannah Shatzer

E-mail: shatzer.5@osu.edu

  • M.A. Psychology, Ohio State University, 2015
  • B.A. Psychology & Music, Luther College, 2013

My dissertation research investigates neuroplasticity during deafness and its relationship to speech perception abilities in adults receiving cochlear implants. I am also interested in the integration of auditory and visual speech signals in face-to-face communication, and the neural underpinnings of audiovisual integration in individuals with hearing loss versus those with normal hearing. My work utilizes both behavioral and EEG techniques. I enjoy playing oboe and English horn around Columbus in my free time, and I also love traveling and baking treats for the lab.


Undergraduate Students

Prachiti Garge

  • B.S. Data Analytics & Psychology, expected 2021

Leah Marek

  • B.S. Psychology, expected 2022

Zhixin (Annie) Zhou

  • B.A. Psychology (minor: Comparative Studies), expected 2022

Lab Mascots

Jasper

Lake


Alumni

Abigail Benecke

Adam Thomas

Christine Szostak

Dahee Kim

Beau Stephens

Erik Tracy

Laura Dilley

Lisa Contos Shoaf

Katherine Love Smith

Gary Starr

Shawn Weil