Primary Investigator
Aaron D. Mitchel, PhD

I earned my PhD in cognitive psychology in 2011 at Penn State University.  Extending the work of my dissertation, my research has focused on visual contributions to the basic mechanisms underlying speech perception and language acquisition.  In particular, I have investigated how we use facial cues to help us identify where one word ends and another begins (a process known as speech segmentation).  In recent years, I have also expanded my interest to include projects on how listeners compensate for between-speaker variability (e.g. two people might say the sound /ae/ as in “bat” in two very different ways) as well as individual differences in multisensory integration.

When not busy in the lab, you can find me: tossing the ‘bee around or playing music.