Phillip Hamrick (PhD, Georgetown University, 2013) is an assistant professor and principal investigator of the Language and Cognition Research Laboratory. Dr. Hamrick conducts experimental research on the neurocognition of second language acquisition, focusing on the roles general cognitive capacities (e.g., memory, awareness, perception, attention) in the learning process. He also conducts meta-research on research methods themselves in order to improve the validity of language learning research.
He employs a variety of research techniques including reaction time, eye-tracking, neurophysiology, and computational modelling. His research appears in journals across several disciplines, including Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Language Learning, Learning and Individual Differences, and Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology.
For more information, please visit his lab website: lcrlab.weebly.com
- Second Language Acquisition
- Implicit/Explicit Language Learning
- Research Methods and Statistics