Chris(topher C.) Heffner

MS, Neuroscience and Cognitive Science

I'm a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Broadly, I study speech perception: how we understand the sounds other people make when they talk. I'm particularly interested in categorization (how we tell which sounds are the same and which are different) and adaptation (how we learn to deal with the variability that exists in speech sounds).

In Summer 2016, I was a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Language Pod. Within NACS, my home departments are Linguistics and Hearing and Speech Sciences. Essentially, you can find me wherever the rest of the Language Science Center is. I am not a clinical psychologist from Florida or a neurosurgeon from Illinois. For reference, there's a picture of me below.

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