Welcome to the LAB Lab!

 

 

Research in the Language and Brain Lab (Emily Myers, PI) focuses on a fundamental question in human behavior: how do we perceive the speech signal in order to map it to meaning? Through the use of neuroimaging methods (fMRI, MRI, ERP, TMS) together with standard psycholinguistic measures, we hope to understand both the neural and behavioral mechanisms that underlie this process. We work with unimpaired and language-disordered populations (aphasia, dyslexia) to inform functional models of speech and language processing, and to understand how language processing breaks down.

 

See our Research and Publications page for access to our publications.

 

 

Interested in participating in language research?

The Language and Brain Lab is looking for adults with and without aphasia who may be interested in participating in our research studies. Just fill out a brief survey to be added to our list! Studies pay between $15 and $30 an hour. For more information, call 860-486-0931 or email uconnmyerslab@gmail.com

Lab Features

  • Special Issue LAB Lab Digest – Summer 2021
    Our latest LAB Lab Digest is published! This special issue is brought to you by our fabulous high school Scholars sponsored by UConn’s Young Scholars Senior Summit. Alina Vo and Laelim Jung joined us for 3 weeks, in which they learned about what it means to be a speech scientist. The Digest features the interviews […]
    Posted on August 26, 2021
  • IBACS Research Award
    Congrats to lab RA, Xinming Zhou, on getting her undergrad IBACS research award funded! She will be looking at how lifetime experience with accented speech affects people’s ability to perceive accented speech in noise.   For more information regarding the IBACS undergraduate research grant program visit their website here!  
    Posted on May 3, 2021
  • Latest Lab Digest – Spring 2021
    After a semester break in the Fall, our lab’s digest is out! Check out what our newest edition covers: Bilingual Aphasia: What if a patient speaks multiple languages? A Temporary Normal: An inside look at aphasia support and therapy groups in a pandemic Language Learning: The importance of sleep and training when learning non-native speech […]
    Posted on April 15, 2021

Contact

Email:

uconnmyerslab@gmail.com

Address:

Phillips Communication Sciences Building, RM 143

University of Connecticut

2 Alethia Drive

Storrs, CT, 06269

Directions to our lab

HOW TO GET TO CAMPUS FROM:

  • Bradley International Airport: The University of Connecticut campus is located 50 minutes driving time from Bradley International Airport. From the airport, take I-91 south to I- 291 east to I-84 east to exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Continue through campus on the same road until you see the sign for Bolton road on your right. Take that right and continue until you see a sign for Alethia drive on your right. Take that right, enter the parking circle to the left, and park in one of the client parking spaces.
  • Hartford: The University of Connecticut campus is located 45 minutes driving time from Hartford. Take I-84 east to exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Continue through campus on the same road until you see the sign for Bolton road on your right. Take that right and continue until you see a sign for Alethia drive on your right. Take that right, enter the parking circle to the left, and park in one of the client parking spaces.
  • Boston: The University of Connecticut campus is approximately one and half-hours from Boston. From Mass Pike take I-84 west to exit (68). Off the exit take a left on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Continue through campus on the same road until you see the sign for Bolton road on your right. Take that right and continue until you see a sign for Alethia drive on your right. Take that right, enter the parking circle to the left, and park in one of the client parking spaces.
  • Providence: The University of Connecticut is approximately one and one quarter hours from Providence. From Rte. 295 take exit (5-6), following signs to Hartford. Take Rte. 6 west to Rte. 101 west to Rte. 44 west. Take a left onto Rte. 195 south. Continue through campus on the same road until you see the sign for Bolton road on your right. Take that right and continue until you see a sign for Alethia drive on your right. Take that right, enter the parking circle to the left, and park in one of the client parking spaces.
  • New York: The University of Connecticut is approximately one and one-half to two hours from New York. Take I-95 north to I-91 north to I-84 east. From I-84 east take exit (68). Off the exit take a right on Rte. 195 south and follow signs to the university. Continue through campus on the same road until you see the sign for Bolton road on your right. Take that right and continue until you see a sign for Alethia drive on your right. Take that right, enter the parking circle to the left, and park in one of the client parking spaces.

ONCE YOU HAVE PARKED: As soon as you enter the David C. Phillips Communication Sciences building, go down the hallway to your right, take the first right down another hallway, and we are located in the last room to the left before the glass door.