2019-2020

  • Graduate student, Asli Bursalioglu from the Cognitive Development lab successfully proposed her Master's Thesis. Asli will be doing exciting work on face processing in infancy, using both behavioral and EEG measures. We can't wait to see your results, Asli!

  • Congrats to graduating seniors, Allison Haussler, Mady Jurcev, and Mariana Sosa from the Movement & Learning Lab and Sabina HajdarovicDiana Mahlis, and Liz Wolfgram from the Cognitive Development Lab! We will miss you!

  • Despite the set back to our research due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have great news for moving forward with research during the next academic year! Congrats to Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Fellowship recipients, Aleena FerozuddinErin Foy, Tori Roberts, and Natalia Zielinski!

  • Our seniors are being honored for their research!

    • Congrats to Mady Jurcev, who was awarded an Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher award. Mady has worked in the Movement & Learning Lab since the summer after her first year. She has completed two independent projects and earned honors on her senior thesis. 

    • Congrats to Diana Mahlis who was awarded the Outstanding Neuroscience Undergraduate Award. Diana has been worked in the Cognitive Development Lab since her sophomore year and recently completed her honors thesis with Dr. Guy!

  • Dr. Wakefield was awarded the Langerbeck Faculty Research Mentorship Award, recognizing her commitment to creating meaningful research experiences for undergraduates!

  • Dr. Guy published research on the neural bases of infant face processing in the journal NeuroImage with collaborators from the University of South Carolina! 

2018-2019

  • April was a great month for the Movement and Learning Lab! Katie Guarino successfully defended her Master's Thesis, Mady Jurcev and Demi Agaiby presented great posters about their independent research projects at Loyola's Weekend of Excellence, and Katie and Dr. Wakefield had a conference proceedings paper accepted to Cognitive Science Society, with collaborators from Loyola and UC Irvine!​

  • Congrats to Katie Guarino, who was accepted to present a talk at the upcoming meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development!

  • Congrats to Asli Bursalioglu, who gave a talk at the annual meeting of the European Federation of Psychology Students' Association!

  • Congrats to Mady Jurcev, who is pursuing an independent project with funding from Loyola!​

  • Dr. Wakefield published new research in the journal Developmental Psychology with collaborators from the University of Chicago!

  • Dr. Guy published new research examining neural responses to faces in infants at high risk for autism in the journal Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience with collaborators from the University of South Carolina!

  • We warmly welcome Asli Bursalioglu, as the newest graduate student in the CRCD and Cognitive Development Lab!

2017-2018

  • Congrats to Katie Guarino, who presented research on how children with and without prior knowledge allocate visual attention during math instruction at the Cognitive Development Society Meeting!

  • Dr. Wakefield published new research in the journal Developmental Science with collaborators from the University of Chicago and Indiana University!

  • Dr. Guy published new research examining infant processing of visual symmetry in the journal Developmental Psychobiology with collaborators from the University of Tennessee, University of East Anglia, and University of Louisville!

2016-2017

  • Congrats to Natalie Schomas and Sarah Heimberg! Both Natalie and Sarah are undergraduate research assistants who won Mulcahy Research Fellowship awards for the 2017-2018 academic year, and Natalie also won the Provost Fellowship award for summer research!

  • Dr. Wakefield published new research in the journal Child Development with collaborators from the University of Chicago!