Join the Lab

For prospective PhD students:

The Language and Brain lab considers PhD applications every year. Dr. Myers supervises students in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS), and in the Language and Cognition Program in Psychological Sciences.

Please contact Dr. Emily Myers if you are interested in doing a PhD at UConn:

Find the department page for Psychology here!

Find the department page for SLHS here!


For prospective undergraduate research assistants:

The Language and Brain Lab typically has a few positions come available each semester for UConn undergraduates to work in the lab as research assistants. These students usually register for three credits of COGS 3589, PSYCH 3889, or SLHS 3299 (Independent Study) and spend about an average of 8 hours per week working in the lab.

Previous experience doing research is not necessary–we train undergraduate RAs to assist the PI and graduate students with experiment preparation and data collection. Some students, especially honors students or University Scholars, develop their own research project. Undergraduates typically work on behavioral or eyetracking experiments and have the opportunity to develop poster presentations on those projects.

We accept applications on a rolling basis for the upcoming semester. Working in the lab is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience, so if you are interested in joining the lab, please fill out the form below. We are excited to learn more about you!


Undergraduate Research Assistant Application

  • This is a great place to talk about relevant life/class experiences or if there are any recent research studies from the LAB Lab that you’re particularly interested in.
  • For previous research experience, please indicate with whom, how long, and projects worked on. For previous work experience, please indicate where and how long you had the position and describe your position responsibilities.
  • Please describe how you would balance RA responsibilities with your schedule.
  • If yes, please list what classes you've taken and if you will be writing a thesis.
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