Brain and Language Lab, at Georgetown University

Cause Area

  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine


Georgetown University Medical CampusBuilding D, room 235Washington, DC 20007 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The lab investigates the neurocognition of language, memory, and other functions in healthy populations and disorders. Our broad goal is to understand the neurocognition of language and memory, both in healthy populations and in disorders. We are especially interested in how language learning, knowledge, and use depend on learning and memory systems in the brain - in particular the hippocampal-based declarative memory system and the basal ganglia-based procedural memory system. We refer to this posited dependence as the declarative/procedural model. We are also interested in how other domains rely on these systems, including reading, math, and music.


Funded in the early 2000s, we are seeking conducting research to understand the neurocognition of language and memory. We are regularly seeking volunteers:

1) We are conducting behavioral and neuro-imaging research, for which we are dependent on participants who take part in our experiments. Participation is always voluntary and paid, and it follows the guidelines set forth by our funding agencies (e.g., the National Science Foundation) and Georgetown's Institutional Review Board.

2) We are always happy to consider taking on high school students and college undergrads as (remote or in-lab) volunteers. Consider emailing us to find out about opportunities,


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