Lab Members

Tyler Perrachione, PhD google-scholar-16px | CV | Website
Prof. Perrachione is the director and principal investigator of the Communication Neuroscience Research Laboratory. He is also a member of the Center for Systems Neuroscience, Hearing Research Center, Graduate Program for Neuroscience, Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, and Linguistics Program, as well as a Research Affiliate at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.
Sung-Joo Lim, PhDgoogle-scholar-16px | CV | Website
Dr. Lim received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and B.S. in Computer Science in Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Boston University in 2017, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Auditory Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive Brain Sciences and the University of Lübeck, Germany. Her research focuses on understanding the neural basis of auditory attention and working memory process using fMRI and EEG.
Gabrielle-Ann Torre, PhDgoogle-scholar-16px | CV | Website
Dr. Torre received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University, following a B.S. in Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Arizona. She is interested in the relationship between neuroanatomy and literacy outcomes in children and adults.
Yaminah Carter
Yaminah is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Psychology. Before joining the Communication Neuroscience Research Lab, she worked in the CMU Infant Language and Learning Lab, studying language acquisition and development in infants and toddlers. Her research interests focus on the effects of different language and cultural backgrounds on language and auditory processing, and how these differences affect neural systems. Outside of the lab, she is most likely baking, in the gym, binge watching Netflix, or traveling with friends and family.
Jessica Tin
Jessica is a graduate of Smith College with a B.A. in Linguistics and Computer Science. Her interests and past research experiences span various intersections of language and computing, from psycholinguistics to natural language processing. In particular, she is fascinated by brain plasticity and language processing and learning in the brain, and how that differs from artificial intelligence. She enjoys questions of philosophy and cognitive science, animated movies, and her newest hobby, aerial silks.
Ja Young Choigoogle-scholar-16px | Website
Ja Young graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics and Psychology. She first joined the CNRLab as a Research Analyst before starting doctoral training. She studies the brain bases of speech perception. In her free time, Ja Young likes watching new movies, reading, traveling and cooking.
Alexandra Kapadia, MSgoogle-scholar-16px | Website
Alex received her MS-SLP in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University and her B.A. in Linguistics with a minor in Physics from the University of Chicago. Her research interests focus on the brain bases of speech production and perception in typical and atypical populations. She is particularly interested in phonological representations at the acoustic, linguistic, and cognitive levels. Outside of the lab, Alex enjoys swimming, reading, photography, and going on adventures.
fmri-brain Jayden Lee
Jayden received her A.B. from Harvard University in Social Sciences with a minor in French. She received a certificate in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida, and is interested in the interactions between voice and language processing.
Justin Fleminggoogle-scholar-16px
Justin is a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he earned a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Science and a B.A. in Linguistics. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Harvard University Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology (SHBT), working jointly with Dr. Perrachione and Dr. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham. His research focuses on the spatial, temporal, and attentional factors that underlie audio-visual integration, as measured with EEG, pupillometry, and behavior.
Stella Lue Shen
Homoon Brian Jung
Brian is a junior at BU College of Engineering studying Biomedical Engineering. He is interested in bioinformatics and applying engineering principles in understanding human cognition, specifically reading and language. In his free time, he likes to cook, exercise and hang out with friends.
Kamilah Harruna

Kamilah is an undergraduate student at Boston University studying Health Science with a minor in Public Health. She is interested in general voice recognition and how it is affected with variation. She hopes get her MPH and pursue a career in pediatric epidemiology in the future. She loves to read, work out, and explore the city of Boston.
Yennie Lee

Yennie is a sophomore at Boston University studying Neuroscience and Philosophy with a minor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. Her research interests include neural development throughout early childhood and neural plasticity in relation to language acquisition. She is particularly interested in the cognitive processing of individuals who are raised in multilingual environments. In her free time, Yennie enjoys dancing, making music, cooking, and exploring new places with loved ones.
Grace Mecha
Grace is a sophomore at BU majoring in Behavior and Health. She is interested in the neural plasticity and cognitive processing. Grace is passionate about the topic of intersectional health and wants to make a career out of being an advocate for underserved communities. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, exploring the city, and catching up with friends.
Michelle Njoroge
Michelle is interested in the neural basis of speech perception, speech production, and phonetic processing in second language learners. In the future she hopes to enroll in a MS/PhD program in Speech-Language Pathology. She loves cooking, going to concerts, and of course, exploring the city of Boston with friends.