Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
Jen Schumaker, Research Associate: Jen Schumaker is a graduate of Purdue University. She studied Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Population Genetics. Before joining the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, she worked for a small electronics design and manufacturing company.
Jihyun Kim, Research Assistant: Jihyun received her Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature / Psychology and a Master's degree in Cognitive Science at Yonsei University in South Korea. She briefly had an internship at Korea Institute of Standard and Science. She came to Purdue University in 2009 to begin PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Francis (Department of Psychological Sciences). Her research is mainly focusing on visual perception. Jihyun loves vision in that it is a very sophisticated and dominant modality among human sensory systems, which makes it very challenging to study. That said, her ultimate research goal is to better understand how the sensation occurs along the complex networks in the brain and how it maximizes the efficiency of our interaction with the world. She is learning computational modeling in the Francis Lab and ERP in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience lab.
Megan MacPherson, Research Assistant: Megan MacPherson is a Ph.D. candidate in the Speech Neurophysiology Laboratory and the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. Her research focuses on factors that influence speech motor control in normal and disordered populations. She is a certified speech-language pathologist.
Caryn Herring, former Research Assistant: Caryn is a graduate student at Purdue University studying speech-language pathology. She worked in Dr. Kaganovich's lab for the past year and hopes, after honing her skills as a practitioner, to someday return to academia to earn her PhD. Her current plans are to practice clinical speech-language pathology. Caryn has an interest in stuttering and hopes to specialize in the disorder.