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 (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. Datasets, code, pre-prints, teaching resources and more are available at her Open Science Framework Page. Twitter: @juliafstrand

Curriculum Vitae

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