Work in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab

Undergraduate research opportunities are at times available for students interested in gaining research experience in cognitive neuropsychology. If you are interested please contact Eva at enaldini@wjh.harvard.edu.

 

Participate in Our Experiments!

If you are a Harvard student interested in participating in studies at the Cognitive Neuropsychology Lab, either for Harvard psychology course credit or for pay, please contact Eva Strausberg Naldini (enaldini@wjh.harvard.edu) to set up an appointment.

Furthermore, we have on-going neuroimaging studies at Mass General Hospital (MGH). We are currently looking for participants, ages 18-35, right-handed, native English speakers, with normal or corrected-to-normal vision, and no metal in their bodies (metal tooth fillings are OK). For further information on this study and to check whether you qualify to participate, contact Eva at enaldini@wjh.harvard.edu.

 

Aphasic Patients

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory at Harvard University conducts research on cognitive deficits that may occur in an individual after a brain injury.

You may be interested in participating in our research projects if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (due to a stroke, an accident, a brain tumor, or other trauma) either recently or in the past, and you experience any one of the following difficulties:

• Speaking or finding familiar words;
• Bumping into walls or objects;
• Recognizing common objects;
• Recognizing once-familiar faces;
• Paying attention to parts of the space around you;
• Understanding conversations or written text;
• Producing spelling errors that are unusual for you;
• Believing that parts of your body do not belong to you;
• Systematically forgetting to eat some of the food on your plate;
• Other significant changes in your cognitive abilities relative to your skill level prior to the brain injury.

Currently, ongoing research projects involve language and visual processing deficits. Most research in the Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory involves tasks such as naming pictures, repeating words, reading and writing. Some studies make limited use of a computer.

For more information please contact Eva by e-mail at enaldini@wjh.harvard.edu.