Ava Kiai

Hauptforschungsgebiete

  • Domain-general mechanisms of implicit & statistical learning
  • Auditory sequence processing
  • Time perception
  • Neural & cognitive representations of syntax and hierarchical linguistic structure

Vita

Ausbildung

2016-2018

Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales/Ecole normale superieure, Paris 

Master of Science with honors (mention ”bien”) Department of Cognitive Studies 

2011-2015

New York University, New York 

Bachelor of Arts with honors , College of Arts and Science 

Werdegang

10/2018 - Present

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt 

Neuroscience Department Doctoral Candidate 

Supervisor: Dr. Lucia Melloni 

02/2018 – 09/2018

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt 

Neuroscience Department Masters Student 

Masters Thesis: ”Does What We See Determine How Long We [Think] We See?: Investigating the role of visual object category on the perception of duration”
Supervisors: Drs. Virginie van Wassenhove & Lucia Melloni 

05/2017 – 01/2018 

NeuroSpin, INSERM/CEA-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette 

Brain Dynamics Group Masters Student 

Supervisor: Dr. Virginie van Wassenhove 

07/2014 – 09/2014

Conceptual Development & Social Cognition Lab, NYU 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Supervisor: Dr. Marjorie Rhodes 

03/2013 – 05/2013

Davachi Lab, NYU 

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Supervisor: Dr. Lila Davachi 

Publikationen

Monographien

 Kiai A. (2018) Pinker’s (1994) The Language Instinct. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978 − 3 − 319 − 16999−6633−1 

 Kiai A. (2018) Steven Pinker. In: Shackelford T., Weekes-Shackelford V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolu- tionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978 − 3 − 319 − 16999 − 6632 − 1 

Auszeichnungen & Stipendien

Stipendien und Preise

2015Deans Undergraduate Research Fund Grant ($1,000), NYU College of Arts & Science
2014NYU French Department Book Award (top student in senior seminar)