Lindsay Krebs

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory Faculty Advisor: Vicky Lai

Lindsay Krebs

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory Faculty Advisor: Vicky Lai

I am a PhD student in the Cognitive and Neural Systems track of the Psychology department. Prior to my time at the U of A, I studied in Germany where I worked on a project aiming to develop an adaptive, online English-language learning system for German schoolchildren. At the U of A, I am a member of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (CNoL) lab.

I am a graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where I recieved my B.A. in Psychology, and of the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen where I received my M.Sc. in Cognitive Science.

 

Research Interests:

  • How does language underlie our mental concepts? How might figurative language, such as metaphor, help us to comprehend abstract concepts? When a concept is introduced with the help of metaphor, do we have a better 'grasp' of the concept, and is the concept more resistant to forgetting?
  • How might language influence thought? To what extent do the idiosyncracies of our native languages constrain or even dictate our cognition? When you learn a new language, do you think differently in that language?

 

Updated: 01/31/23

Degrees

  • B.A. Psychology, Reed College; M.Sc. Cognitive Science, Universität Tübingen
Ph.D. Students Cognition & Neural Systems