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Our Team

Principal Investigator

Jessica Hay

Jessica Hay


Ph.D. 2005, University of Texas at Austin
My research interests focus primarily on early language acquisition and speech perception. I am specifically interested in how human infants learn elements of language during early development and particularly in how their experience with statistical regularities in the world (and in the laboratory) interacts with their perceptual sensitivities to facilitate learning.

Contact: (865) 974-0514 |

Current Lab Members

Krystiana Rego

Lab Manager

Krystiana obtained her B.S. in Psychology and minor in Public Health from the University of North Florida. In her spare time, Krystiana enjoys exploring Knoxville, going to farmer’s markets and reading.

Contact: (865) 974-0514 |


Undergraduate Research Assistants