Vijayachandra Ramachandra, Ph.D., associate professor in the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at Marywood University was recently one of the highlighted speakers at the 28th Congress of the National Academy of Psychology, which was held in New Delhi, India.
In his talk titled, “The Different Avatars of Sound and Symbolism,” Dr. Vijayachandra Ramachandra presented research from his lab and current evidence from literature to discuss the connection between sound symbolism and synesthesia; how it is processed in the brain; its role in language acquisition in children; and language recovery in individuals with aphasia. He also chaired a technical session on Cognitive Psychology at the conference.
Dr. Vijayachandra Ramachandra conducts research in the area of language and cognition at Marywood University. His interests lie in exploring the relationship between working memory and novel word learning in children and adults; theory of mind and language in people with brain damage; psychological bases of nonverbal emotions, and linguistic and cognitive aspects of synesthesia.
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