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! أهلا و سهلة
My name is Dominique Lopiccolo. As early as I can remember, I've been fascinated by words and the power they have to create entire worlds in the mind. My first overseas experience expanded this interest to other languages. My newfound love of linguistics was born. A class on bilingualism with my Master's thesis advisor Dr. Charles B. Chang inspired my interest in abstract concept development in bilinguals. This led to a study of numerical processing in Arabic-English bilinguals, the outcomes of which can be read in PLOS ONE.
After completing my M.A., I received a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue research in Jordan. Due to COVID-19, I returned to the U.S. and began a Virtual English Language Fellowship with the U.S. Department of State. Following this, I trained on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with Dr. Gavin Price at Vanderbilt University (now at the University of Exeter) and developmental methods with Dr. Melissa Libertus at the University of Pittsburgh.
I will begin my PhD this fall (2023) within the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at the University of Delaware under the advisorship of Dr. Alon Hafri and Dr. Nancy Jordan. I am beyond thrilled to continue pursuing work at the intersection of language, number, and neuroscience!
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