Laura Dilley Ph.D.

Laura Dilley

Associate Professor

  • Communicative Sciences & Disorders
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Laura Dilley, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She received her B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences in 1997 from MIT and her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Biosciences and Technology from MIT and Harvard in 2005.

Research and Teaching

Language and speech development/use in neurotypical and atypical populations, e.g., stuttering, autism spectrum disorder; neurocognitive basis of speech/language perception, production, and use; speech/language prosody and perception of meaning; social cognitive neuroscience of language/speech communication; role of cognitive bias and personality factors in language perception and understanding; propaganda, disinformation, and individual differences; speech-language perception and development in adults and children with typical hearing and hearing loss/disability; role of caregiver communications in young children’s language development; development of speech/language knowledge/concepts across the lifespan; language, diversity, and social identity; domain generality of language cognitive processing; language and mental health/illness/disability.


Thematic Research Areas

Neurocognitive Communication

Research Centers and Labs

Health and Risk Communication Center

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