Sarah S. Hughes-Berheim
Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology at the University of Alabama
Concentration: Educational Neuroscience
As a third-year PhD student in the Educational Neuroscience Concentration of the Educational Psychology program at the University of Alabama, my research interests revolve around using neuroimaging methods to better understand language and literacy. I am specifically interested in understanding the neural processes related to reading comprehension.
I currently work under Dr. Laura M. Morett in the Neuroscience of Education Research on Development (N.E.R.D. Lab) using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to investigate how learning words with matching vs. mismatching representational gesture influences later comprehension of these learned words in semantically-congruent vs. semantically-incongruent sentential contexts.
In my free time, I enjoy running, watching re-runs of my favorite TV shows, and exploring Tuscaloosa, Alabama.