Lab Members

Doctoral Students

Louise PhotoLouise Hviid,

Louise Hviid is a third year CSD Ph.D. student. She is currently working on a collaborative project on Alzheimer’s Disease with researchers at Columbia University. She is also interested in Social Neuroscience and has done multiple projects with the Social Psychology Lab. In particular, she is interested in implicit processing, physiology and self-regulation.

FullSizeRender (1)Victoria Shuster,

Victoria is a first year CSD Ph.D. student and the Research Assistant / Lab Manager for the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Her main projects focus on word production, specifically spelling, of individuals with Aphasia. Recently, she has been working on projects involving morpho-phonology and speech production. She is also involved in the lab’s online Speech Rehabilitation project as well as Nadia’s inner speech study. Other interests include numbers, sign language, and memory.

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Lucy Wood,

Lucy is a third year Clinical Ph.D. student. Her current research looks at how impaired language access affects emotion. She was previously a member of Columbia University–New York State Psychiatric Institute Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, conducting field research for the Violence & Mental Health: Children of [WTC] First Responders study.

Master’s Students

Jessie Beshara,


Milijana Lamanovic,

Milijana is a second year Master’s student on the clinical psychology track. She’s interested in memory production and impairment, especially in Alzheimer’s and Schizophrenic individuals. Before graduate school she was a counselor in a psychiatric facility working with adults with severe mental illness. Currently she is working with Louise on with her Alzheimer’s project.

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Shannon Santaro,

Shannon is a first year Master’s student on the clinical psychology track. Her interests include the influence of memory on language production and adolescent psychopathology. In the future she hopes to obtain her PhD and become a clinical neuropsychologist.

Former Lab Members

Dakota Egglefield

Nicole Manza

Nadia Nieves

Student Presentations and Papers

Shuster, V. & Miozzo, M. (2017). “A selective morpho-phonological deficit?” Cognitive Neuropsychology.  pdf

Shuster, V. & Miozzo, M. (July, 2016). “A selective deficit in morpho-phonology.” Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the Academy of Aphasia 54th Annual Meeting, Llandudno, Wales, UK.

Shuster, V. & Miozzo, M. (July, 2016). “Is there corn when you write corner? Evidence of decomposition in written production of semantically transparent and opaque words.” Abstract accepted for poster presentation at Psychonomic Society 57th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Calluori, Z. (2016). Silent letters and the interaction of lexical and sublexical processes in spelling: A single-case study in an English-speaking dysgraphic patient, Yale Review of Undergraduate Research in Psychology.
Zach worked in the lab Summer 2015