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Credentials: PhD in Psychology, Temple University

I am an Assistant Professor in the PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) program at Gallaudet University. I am the science director of the Motion Light Lab, and the Director of the Action & Brain Lab, where we use EEG and other psychophysiological measures to investigate the neural substrates of action as applied to visual language and visual learning. Topics include the role of experience in learning new actions, self-other body representations, and the role of mirroring systems in signed languages. Please be in touch if you are interested in working with me--we are looking for new PhD students to join our team.

  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2016/01)(01)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2018/01)(01)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2020/01)(01)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2017/02)(01)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2019/02)(01)
  • PEN-795 Special Topics (2016/02)(01)
  • PEN-795 Special Topics (2018/02)(01)
  • PEN-802 Guided Stds II: Research (2017/02)(01)
  • PEN-802 Guided Stds II: Research (2019/02)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds: Theory (2016/01)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2017/01)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2018/01)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2019/01)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2020/01)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2019/02)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2019/01)(03)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2018/02)(03)
  • PEN-795 Special Topics (2020/02)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2020/02)(01)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2021/01)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2021/01)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2020/01)(02)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2022/01)(1)
  • PEN-803 Guided Stds III: Theory (2022/01)(1)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2022/01)(1)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2021/02)(1)
  • PEN-802 Guided Stds II: Research (2021/02)(1)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2021/02)(2)
  • PEN-701 Edu Neuroscience Proseminar (2021/02)(01)
  • PEN-802 Guided Stds II: Research (2021/02)(01)
  • PEN-900 Dissertation Research (2021/02)(02)
  • Advising Load 2019/02: Total:4 Undergraduate:2 Doctoral:2
  • Advising Load 2020/01: Total:7 Undergraduate:3 Doctoral:4
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:5 Undergraduate:2 Doctoral:3
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:4 Undergraduate:1 Doctoral:3
  • 2020 Public Choice Award
  • 2020 Facilitators’ Choice Award
  • 2019 Facilitators’ Choice Award
  • A positive relationship between sign language comprehension and mental rotation abilities.
  • Teaching ASL Signs Using Signing Avatars and Immersive Learning in Virtual Reality
  • Teaching American Sign Language in Mixed Reality
  • Earlier and more robust sensorimotor discrimination of ASL signs in deaf signers during imitation.
  • Enhanced biological motion perception in deaf native signers.
  • Attitudes toward signing human avatars vary depending on hearing status and age of signed language exposure.
  • Sensorimotor system engagement during ASL sign perception: an EEG study in deaf signers and hearing non-signers.
  • Sensorimotor characteristics of sign translations modulate EEG when deaf signers read English
  • Neural bases of action abstraction.
  • Language modality does not change how our brain distinguishes different mathematical operations
  • Different language modalities, yet similar cognitive processes in arithmetic fact retrieval
  • EAGER: Signing Avatars & Immersive Learning (SAIL): Development and Testing of a Novel Embodied Learning Environment- (National Science Foundation)
  • INCLUDES Planning Grant: Cultivating Research and Equity in Sign-related Technology (CREST)- (National Science Foundation)
  • Faculty Development Grant- (Gallaudet University)
  • Comparing Neural and Behavioral Responses to Different Types of Signing Avatars- (Gallaudet RSIA)
  • INCLUDES Planning Grant: Cultivating Research and Equity in Sign-related Technology (CREST)- (National Science Foundation)
  • The Perception of Fingerspelling Using Point Light Displays- (Gallaudet RSIA)
  • Multisensory Integration in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Groups- (Gallaudet RSIA)
  • The Relationship between Sign Language Experience and Mental Rotation Abilities- (Gallaudet RSIA)
  • New Dimensions of ASL Learning: Implementing and Testing Signing Avatars & Immersive Learning (SAIL 2) - (National Science Foundation)
  • Emily Kubicek-PEN (Doctoral) 2016/01-2019/02
  • Athena Willis-Psychology (Honors Capstone) 2015/02-2017/02
  • Diana Andriola-PEN (Doctoral) 2016/03-2018/02
  • Bradley White-PEN (Doctoral) 2016/03-2018/02
  • SaraBeth Sullivan-PEN (Doctoral Dissertation) 2019/01
  • Athena Willis-PEN (Doctoral Dissertation) 2018/01
  • Carly Leannah-PEN (Doctoral Dissertation) 2020/01
  • Council on Graduate Education: Member 2019/01
  • Uncontrolled: Member 2019/01
  • PEN Steering Committee 2015/02
  • PEN Faculty Search Committee 2019/01-2019/02
  • IT Dept Faculty Search Committee 2021/01
  • Faculty / Co-PI Search Committee 2020/01-2020/02
  • Executive Director Search Committee 2019/02-2019/03
  • See Service Activity Report for Narrative and Documentation 2021/01
  • Attendance at all Professional Development Weeks 2016-current 2016/01
  • See CV for all past and current memberships: January 2016
  • Contact Me

    Lorna Quandt

    202/651-5553

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