Lucia Sweeney

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Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems
Faculty Advisor: Rebecca Gomez
(520) 626-0278
Psychology 429
Research Interests: 
In general, my research focuses on language acquisition throughout the lifespan. In particular, I am interested in the development of memory systems in infancy and childhood and how these maturing systems support language learning. I am also interested in exploring what factors influence lexicalization and long-term retention of recently learned words in adulthood.
Selected Publications: 

Simon, K. N., Werchan, D., Goldstein, M. R., Sweeney, L., Bootzin, R. R., Nadel, L., & Gómez, R. L. (2017). Sleep confers a benefit for retention of statistical language learning in 6.5 month old infants. Brain and language, 167, 3-12.

Courses Taught: 

PSY 290a, PSY 325, PSY 340

Research Program: