The Action & Brain Lab (ABL), founded by Dr. Lorna Quandt, investigates how sign language impacts spatial processing and how action-related and language-related brain systems interact within the context of signed language. We also investigate the neural substrates of action perception related to visual language and learning.

The ABL seeks both undergraduate and graduate students to join our research efforts.

We are also seeking volunteers for ongoing research studies. If you are interested, please contact us.

Learn more about our lab here.

Meet the Team

Lorna Quandt

Associate Professor

Md Shahinur Alam

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sarah Miller

Social Strategist & Community Engagement

Contact Us

Action & Brain Lab


(202) 651-5085

Monday - Friday
9 - 5

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