I am a PhD student in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Louisiana State University. My current research is on auditory distractions in terms of attention and memory.

My science life began when I conducted memory research at University of South Florida, where I graduated with an Aging Sciences B.S. in 2017. I continued to explore memory at Seton Hall University where I earned an Experimental Psychology M.S. with a focus in cognitive neuroscience in 2019, with full funding thanks to the George Eckes Memorial Scholarship in Aging. During that time, I interned for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. That internship introduced me to cross-modal perception, which is perception involving interactions between different sensory modalities (in this case, the senses of sight and hearing). Now, I study sensory perception at the doctoral level.

Contact: vmedin2@lsu.edu