Julia Strand is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Carleton College.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology & English from Tufts University, an M.A. and PhD. from Washington University in St. Louis, program Brain, Behavior, & Cognition, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.


Julia teaches courses including Introduction to Psychology, The Psychology of Spoken Words, Sensation & Perception, Psychology's Credibility Revolution, and Color! (see teaching page for more information).


Research in the Perception Lab addresses how humans perceive speech and recognize spoken words. Some of our research topics include: 

  • audiovisual integration (i.e., combining information about talking faces with what we hear);
  • the influence of expectations and contextual information on spoken word recognition;
  • the role of individual difference factors in spoken word recognition abilities,
  • quantification and mathematical modeling of the processes underlying spoken word recognition
  • measuring the cognitive effort necessary to understand speech

Open Science

Some of Julia's other interests include open science, meta-science, R, methodology, measurement, and transparency in research. She serves as an Associate Editor at Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science and is on the programming committee for the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. Datasets, stimulus materials, code, and teaching materials are available on her Open Science Framework Page . She also created Error Tight: Exercises for lab groups to prevent research mistakes.

Outreach and beyond

Twitter: @juliafstrand

Podcast: The Juice and the Squeeze

Writing on Medium

What Matters to Me and Why talk, Transparency in Science, Art, and Relationships

YouTube channel

Curriculum Vitae

Google Scholar page