Neurobiological Lab for Learning and Development

Welcome to the Neurobiological lab for Learning and Development (NLD) located within the Department of Educational Psychology. We increase knowledge on human development and learning through researching our biology and behavior.

NLD News

Congratulations to Dr. Qinxin Shi

The good news keeps piling up for Qinxin as she passed her defense with flying colors on the 22nd of June. We are extremely proud of Qinxin!

Qinxin’s hat-trick!

Woah, Qinxin finally found the goal posts and scored an impressive 3 papers in the span of 6 weeks for the developmental project! The papers examined the role of ego-resiliency in predicting developmental trajectories of prosocial, internalizing, externalizing, and...

New website!

Dear visitor, we hope you like our new website! If you do, please thank our Lucy Chen and the CEHD marketing and communications team! If you don't, well...  get some ice cream and get over it soon! Unfortunately, we were not able to transfer all old news posts so...

Congratulations to Dr. Brenna Lin

Congratulations to Brenna Lin who successfully defended her thesis today on the relationship between self-reported, behavioral, and physiological measures of emotion regulation! We are all very proud of her accomplishment and a celebratory reception will be held tomorrow during the lab meeting.

Megan presenting at the American Psychological Association

Megan needs all her concentration to prepare for her poster ‘Mapping Freshmen Engineering Student’s Academic Journey: A Qualitative Perspective’, while not falling on the Chicago skyline!

Dr. Steven visiting Beijing Normal University

Last week Dr. Steven visited one of the top education departments in China: the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning. The faculty (Dr. Sha Tao) and many students were extremely welcoming and we had a extremely productive time: two talks, two workshops, and several meetings on ongoing collaborations.

Linda passed R1 exam!

Congratulations to Linda Sun for passing the grueling R1 exam today. Linda will now be certified to use EEG in the data collection for her projects!

Mahati passed dissertation defense

Congratulations to Dr. Kopparla as she passed her dissertation defense in a spectacular fashion. With an army of support (including her parents), a big cake, and a fantastic talk, the committee had no doubt Mahati would be a great force for good.

Labs and center symposium

The NLD brought out some of the big guns at the CEHD Center/Lab poster Symposium. The intention is to facilitate collaboration across centers. Dr Woltering, Mia, and Megan were representing the lab in a dazzling fashion. We learned a lot that day and I hope many others learned a thing or two from us too!

Congratulations Sungyoon Lee

We are proud to report that Sungyoon Lee successfully defended his thesis entitled, ‘The Role of Working Memory in Integrative Reading of Text and Picture: An Eye Tracking Study’ on April 26th. As evidence that his work is resonating in the field, Dr. Lee has been invited to several job talks.