Emily Fyfe is the director of the LEAD Lab at Indiana University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Her research is in cognitive development with a focus on the development of mathematics knowledge and problem solving. Her primary goal is to understand how children think and learn about math, both independently and with instructional guidance. For more information check out her CV or contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicholas Vest is the LEAD Lab manager. He graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and certificate in Neuroscience. He completed an undergraduate honors thesis under the topic of communicative development studying infants at risk for autism. He has a particular interest in embodied cognition and how it impacts learning and language development in children. For more information check out Nicholas's CV.
Lindsey Nelson is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences. Her research interests are rooted in child development, specifically: self-regulated learning, problem-solving, metacognition, executive functioning, motivation, help seeking, private speech, and how these skills are interrelated during early development. She aspires to conduct research that may positively inform what, why, and how we teach our youth during a very critical period of development. For more information check out Lindsey's CV.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Prabhjot Chahal is a sophomore majoring in Chemistry. He is interested in research related to the duality of mathematical symbolism and related interventions. He would like to attend medical school specializing in pediatric surgery.
Mara Flynn is a sophomore and is developing an individualized major for Language Cognition. Her research interests are in neurolinguistics, language acquisition, second-language acquisition, and animal communication and cognition.
Alicia Macchione is a junior majoring in Psychology and Gender Studies with a minor in Human Development. Her interest in research is a mix of gender/human development/social issues.
Amanda Nafe is a senior majoring in Cognitive Science with a minor in Psychology and Business. She is interested in how people think and their learning process. She is particularly interested in the types of questions people ask and why they are asking them.
Bret Schreckenghaust is a junior majoring in Neuroscience. He is interested in early learning and development in children. He has particularly worked on the Concrete Connections project. After graduation, he plans on attending medical school and eventually being a pediatrician.
Mariah Kelley (undergraduate researcher 2017); Alyssa Unger (undergraduate researcher 2017)