I-LABS Intern Katie Liu Wins Second Place in Prestigious Competition

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The International Mind, Brain, and Education Society recently held a competition for budding research scientists. Katie Liu, a high school Junior, has won second place for her work on bilingualism at I-LABS. Working with researcher Dr. Ping Mamiya, Katie became interested in how differences between languages lead to differences in executive functions for bilingual speakers.  She conducted original research, then … Read More

American Philosophical Society honors I-LABS Co-Director Patricia Kuhl

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I-LABS co-Director, Dr. Patricia Kuhl, has received the Karl Spencer Lashley Award from the American Philosophical Society.  Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin with the aim of “promoting useful knowledge,” the Society recognizes scientists who have made significant advances in a number of fields.  The Spencer Lashley Award is given for work that expands our understanding of the neurological mechanisms … Read More

Dr. Christina Zhao promoted to Research Assistant Professor

I-LABSAwards, Research

Christina Zhao, PhD, has been appointed a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Dr. Zhao will continue to base her research lab, the Lab for Early Auditory Perception (LEAP), at I-LABS. Her innovative research includes the impacts and benefits of early music experience on language development and the brain. Her findings suggest important links between … Read More

Advancing Public Engagement with Science

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public engagement plan

I-LABS is one of the only research institutes in the nation to have a team dedicated to public engagement. Through their community collaborations, the outreach team connects science with practice.  This work continues to gain national attention. In 2019, Outreach Specialist Amelia Bachleda was awarded a yearlong ARIS fellowship. The Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society works to strengthen … Read More

I-LABS Co-Director Appointed to Yidan Prize Council of Luminaries

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Yidan Luminaries

The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation focused on inspiring and supporting innovative education ideas and practices, has announced the formation of a Council of Luminaries.  It has named I-LABS co-Director Patricia Kuhl as one of 16 of the world’s leading lights in education research and practice. The Council of Luminaries gathers the world’s brightest minds – researchers, … Read More

I-LABS Graduate Student Wins Prestigious Award

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I-LABS graduate student Malayka Mottarella has won the Graduate Student Research Award from The Society for Text and Discourse for her paper, “Skilled Readers Engage More Proactive Attentional Control During a Working Memory Task.”  This award honors the best in pre-dissertation writing, recognizing students who have been lead authors on significant papers.  Congratulations Malayka! Read the announcement here. Read about the award here.

Savannah Claire Cassis To Receive 2020 President’s Medal

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Savannah Claire Cassis will receive UW’s highest academic honor for graduating seniors: the President’s Medal. During her time as an undergraduate at UW, Savannah worked at I-LABS in Chantel Prat’s lab. She examined resting-state EEGs and working memory for her honor’s thesis on how people perceive the ordering of events. Read the announcement here.

I-LABS researcher Daniel McCloy Receives Prestigious CZI Award

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Daniel McCloy is changing the way MEG data is collected and used.  Now his open source software improvements to MEG processing and interactive visualizations have been recognized by an award from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.  Dr. McCloy’s work will continue to enhance MEG research and improve biomedical knowledge in numerous areas. Read the award press release here. Read about the project here.

Ashley Ruba Receives American Psychological Association 2021 Dissertation Award


I-LABS alum Ashley Ruba has received a 2021 Dissertation Award for Developmental Psychology from the American Psychological Association.  This prestigious award recognizes individuals whose dissertations provide outstanding contributions to the field of developmental psychology.  Congratulations Dr. Ruba! Read about the award here. Read more about Dr. Ruba here.

Andrew Meltzoff Receives APS 2020 William James Award

I-LABSAwards, Research

The APS William James Fellow Award honors a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology. It is the highest honor conferred by the Association for Psychological Science. Meltzoff was selected for outstanding contributions to research and theory about infant and child cognitive development. Read the announcement here. Go here for more information about the award and this year’s recipients. Dr. … Read More