ESP Biography

JULIE MOYER, MIT senior majoring in Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

College/Employer: South Lawrence East Middle School/ Teach for America

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! I'm a senior at MIT majoring in course 9 (Brain and Cognitive Sciences), with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Linguistics. I'm interested in studying the bridge between brain (neuroscience), the mind (psychology), and language (linguistics). I currently work in the TedLab where I conduct studies focused on how languages have evolved over time as well as studies to evaluate the effectiveness of machine-based translation systems.

Past Classes

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S7313: AP Psychology in Delve Fall/Spring 2013-14 (Sep. 15, 2013)
This course prepares students to take the AP Psychology exam in the spring.

S6642: Cognitive Neuroscience in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Interested in how your brain works? Want to learn cool psychology tips and tricks you can try out on your friends? In this class, we will get some hands-on experience learning how to really work -- and trick -- your brain!

S5666: Psycholinguistics: How the Brain Processes Language in Spark! 2012 (Mar. 10, 2012)
Psycholinguists study how language impacts us at the biological level by studying the human brain. In this short class, you'll learn which brain areas are important for language, what happens when we damage them, and how things like multilingualism play a role in language learning!

S3725: Psychology of the Human Mind in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Ever wonder how your mind actually works, why you think the way you do, or how things in everyday life you may not even be consciously aware of shape your attitudes and decisions? Curious about what Freud was always talking about? In this course we will begin with a brief overview of brain anatomy and then dive into the fascinating inner workings of the psychological basis of the human mind.

S4858: AP Psychology in Delve 2011-2012 (Sep. 18, 2011)
The AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals . Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of the major subfields within psychology . They also learn about the ethics and methods psychologists use in their science and practice. (from

Neurolinguistics and Language Disorders in DELVE (Spic)
Have you ever wondered how language is processed in the brain? Curious if whether speaking a different language affects how ...

Really Awesome Science Experiments! in DELVE (Spic)
Love hands-on science experiments? Want to learn how to annoy your parents with spontaneous experiments with household items? In this ...