• Enikő Ladányi

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Otolaryngology

    Enikő Ladányi is a post-doctoral fellow at the Music Cognition Lab. She did her PhD at Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the role of cognitive control in language development in children with language impairment and in typically developing children. Then she joined an international collaboration – the PredictAble project – to study early language-related skills in infants and to try to discover early markers of later language problems at Paris Descartes University. In her current work at the Music Cognition Lab she continues a similar line of research by exploring the relationship between rhythmic skills at infancy and later language development.

    In her free time she can't get rid of rhythm, she likes to attend either crazy minimal noise electro or classical music concerts. You can often find her in museums or art galleries. You might also meet her with a saber or a cello in her hand since she loves fencing and she plays the cello.

    Find her CV, publications and more here: https://enikoladanyi.com/

  • Srishti Nayak

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Otolaryngology

    Srishti Nayak is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Music Cognition Lab studying the biological bases of speech rhythm (prosody) and its relationships to musical rhythm and language development. She holds a PhD in Developmental Science and a Masters in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition, from Boston University. Her PhD work investigated the neural correlates of executive function skills in bilingual preschoolers and school-aged children, and considered how emotional/motivational factors influences executive function at this age. Her other developmental work includes examining relationships between parents’ and their children’s executive function skills, as well as considering environmental pressures on early neurocognitive development, such as the role of socioeconomic status. Srishti is a passionate college educator and has previously designed and taught Psychology and Academic Writing courses for a number of years at Princeton University and Boston University.

    Outside of work, Srishti loves rock climbing, kayaking, comic books, and any music with a great bass line. She moved to Nashville after living in New Jersey, Boston, Singapore, Toronto, and New Delhi – where she grew up.