Language and Music Cognition Lab


Lab Director

Robert Slevc

Bob Slevc is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, part of the program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, and the Maryland Language Science Center. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego and was a postdoctoral scholar at Rice University before coming to the University of Maryland.

Graduate Students

Mattson Ogg
  • Mattson Ogg
  • Graduate Student, NACS
  • Office: BPS 3150F
  • Email: mogg [at]

Mattson Ogg is a graduate student in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science program. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from McGill University in Psychology with a minor in Music Technology. He subsequently worked in the Neurology and Neuroscience Department at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Brooke Okada
  • Brooke Okada
  • Office: BPS 3150C
  • Email: bokada [at]

Brooke Okada is a graduate student in Psychology. She received her Bachelor's in Psychology and Music Performance from California State University, Fresno.

Alison Shell
  • Alison Shell
  • Office: BPS 3150C
  • Email: ashell [at]

Alison Shell is a graduate student in Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science at Vassar College and worked for Boston University and the UMASS Shriver Center studying language and autism.

Research Assistants (2016-17)

  • Arman Ali
  • William Bartz
  • Brittni Bittner
  • Alexandra Hickey
  • Christy Jones
  • Christy Nguyen
  • Jackie Patton
  • Keana Richards
  • David Silversmith
  • Jessica Ward
  • Jessica Yao
  • Jocelyn Yao
  • Rafael Zuleta

Current and recent collaborators

(an incomplete list ordered by approximate distance from the lab)

LMCL RA Alumni

  • Fall 2016 (and before):
    Abiola Adesina
    Tiffany Bamdad (honors)
    Mary Dumler
    Arcadia Ewell
    Toria Hawkins
    Kelly Hiden
    Hope Opia
    McLaine Rich
    Judith Tsoi
  • 2015 (and before):
    Zarsh Bhatti
    Nick Brown
    Jeff Chang
    Chris Eyo
    Dan Lerner
    Leon Li (honors)
    Danielle Dubois
    Lisa Kaufman
    Quyen Kieu
    Omar Mejia
    Nabil Morad
  • 2014 (and before):
    Nick Davey (honors)
    Bako Ekoko
    Ilana Green
    Teresa Longo
    Rukayat Muse-Ariyoh
    Joshua Robusto
  • 2011-2013:
    Kyeougeun Kim
    Annahid Meyssami
    Ilanna Newman
    Daniel Paul
    Anjana Rao
    Sadhvi Saxena
    Brad Schachat
    Ryan Simmons
    Eliana Sudikoff
    Zac Tchopev (honors)