Research Internship: Neuroimaging, Bilingualism, and Learning

Research Internship: Neuroimaging, Bilingualism, and Learning
Prof. Gigi Luk, Brain Experience Education (BEE) Laboratory, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Fall 2017
 

The Brain Experience Education (B.E.E.) Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studies bilingualism and the ways in which variation in children’s language experience are related to learning. We have 1 Fall semester position open for a student volunteer (5 hrs./week) or for course credit (8-10 hrs./week). The new project uses a video paradigm to investigate brain functional connectivity in children with different language and reading backgrounds. Responsibilities: Students would assist with a neuroimaging project involving middle schoolers by attending MRI sessions, attending lab meetings, conducting literature reviews, entering data and learning about behavioral, eye-tracking and neuroimaging measures and analysis. Skills required: Students must be comfortable working with adolescents. Preferred skills include programming and neuroimaging analysis, but they are not compulsory. Students should be highly motivated and interested in development psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and/or education. Spanish language fluency would be an asset as well. Hours: A volunteer would work 5 hours/week starting in the fall semester and continue until May. Students must be able to attend occasional MRI sessions held in the evenings and on weekends. Students interested in course credit would work 8 hours/week, to be arranged with the P.I. To apply: Please submit (1) a letter of interest, and (2) a CV/resume to the P.I., Prof. Gigi Luk (gigi_luk@gse.harvard.edu). (8/2017)

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