get involved

The lexicon lab is always open to hearing from students who want to work in the lab! To know more about our work and current projects, please head over to our research or publications page. If you are interested in working on any of our current projects, or have a project in mind that aligns with the core questions motivating the lexicon lab, please directly email the PI, Abhilasha Kumar, to set up a meeting time.

We are especially interested in students who have programming experience (web development, game development, and machine learning), statistical skills (knowledge of R/Python), prior research experience (in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, or computer science), and a strong desire to learn!

On this page, you will find information about our core values as a lab, and what you as a student will learn and contribute to the lab.

Working in the lab

Working in the lexicon lab can involve donning several hats - while students will typically take ownership of one or two projects, we believe in collaborative science. So, one day you might be expected to analyze data for your own study, while another day you could be asked to provide feedback to another student on their upcoming presentation. In either case, the PI (Abhilasha) will be committed to your growth and success. You can read Abhilasha's mentoring philosopy here, and find details about the types of students we are looking for, and the types of skills you can hope to gain from working in the lab below:

Our values

As a group, we are not only committed to the study of the human mind, but also to developing a community of honest, compassionate, and curious thinkers, who are guided by some shared values. We look forward to hearing from you!