Language and Cognition

2021-2022 Summer
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Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
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Does language affect the way we think? The research question intrigued scholars in different fields for a long time, but the debate has not settled yet!

In this project, we empirically explore the relation between language and non-linguistic cognition such as attention and memory. Students will be responsible for literature review, setting up experiments, conducting the experiments, and coding the data. 

Required qualifications: 

  • interest in psychology, linguistics, cultural studies, and cognitive science
  • intellectual curiosity and the ability to learn new skills and knowledge independently
  • team player who is eager to help others and is not afraid to ask for help
  • moderate to advanced communication skills in English

Desirable but not required qualifications:

  • able to stay and work on campus for the duration of the PURE Project (but online option is available too)
  • research experience in online and in-person psychological experiments
  • programming skills in Python and/or other languages

If you are interested in applying to this project, please write to Dr. Junko Kanero ( in addition to apply through the PURE system. 

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