• 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/

  • Omar Zeid

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Otolaryngology

    Omar Zeid (rhymes with "raid") earned his Ph. D in Cognitive and Neural Systems from Boston Univeristy in 2018, where he also earned his B.A. in Pure and Applied Mathematics in 2006. At BU, Omar worked with Daniel Bullock on systems-level computational models of the brain during the performance of well-learned rhythmic motor sequences (i.e. performing a choreographed dance or playing a musical instrument). His academic interests include the neuroscience of music perception/performance, neural networks, and math education/pedagogy. Omar is a proud New Englander, an amateur guitarist and clarinetist, and very left-handed.

  • Daniel Gustavson

    Staff Scientist
    Otolaryngology

    Daniel Gustavson received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2016 and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Diego from 2016 to 2019. His work examines the genetic underpinnings of cognitive abilities and mental health problems, with a focus on executive functions their overlap with anxiety, depression, substance use, and self-regulatory problems (impulsivity and procrastination). Much of his work utilized data from longitudinal twin studies, but he has worked with data from small experimental psychology studies to large-scale genome-wide association studies. His recent work also examines the cognitive, genetic, environmental underpinnings of musical ability and neuroimaging measures. Outside of the university, Dan is a guitarist, drummer, avid pinball player, and beer brewer. He also enjoys long walks on the beach and listening to heavy metal.