Since the inception of the lab in 2006 with NIH funding, more than 50 students from NYU, Columbia Teacher’s College, and Polytechnical University have participated in studies as Research Assistants or volunteers learning research techniques in the study of brain-behavior relationships. John Sidtis Ph.D., the Director, played a key role as part of a group of scientists who founded the field of Cognitive Neuroscience in 1978. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Sidtis is a neuropsychologist with extensive clinical experience. Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, Ph.D., CCC/SLP, the Associate Director, received her Ph.D. in linguistics and proceeded to become a licensed speech pathologist to enrich her clinical experience. She has been a pioneer in studies of voice perception, prosody, and formulaic language.