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, Ava. (2019) To protect credibility in science, banish publish or perish. Nature Human Behavior, 3, 1017-1018. doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0741-0. 

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)

Projekte

  • The structure of subjective experience

    Consciousness is one of the most fascinating yet least understood aspects of human nature, or perhaps nature at large. Our lives dwell in our conscious experiences: this is where we experience love, we feel the ‘chills’ with a good piece of ...

  • The effect of implicit segmentation on perceived rate of continuous speech

    Humans are able to spontaneously and rapidly extract information about the temporal structure of event sequences (Maheu et al. 2019). Statistical learning is one mechanism by which the brain is able to segment structured sequences, such as ...