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Assistant Research Scientist
Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)
_______________________________________________Research Interests | Bio | Publications | Curriculum Vitae |
infant, child and adult learning; attention; language acquisition; statistical and implicit learning; developmental processes, cognition, experimental psychology
Alexa Romberg is a an Assistant Research Scientist in Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. Before coming to the University of Maryland in 2014, Dr. Romberg received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University.
Dr. Romberg is a cognitive and developmental psychologist who studies human learning. Her work focuses on how basic learning mechanisms and cognitive skills contribute to first language acquisition. She is particularly interested in the interactions between statistical learning and attention, including both implicit and explicit processes. Several lines of research address this topic with infant and adult participants.
Romberg, A.R. & Yu, C. (2014). Interactions between statistical aggregation and hypothesis testing during word learning. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. XX-XX). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society
Stahl, A., Romberg, A.R., Roseberry, S., Golinkoff, R.M & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (2014). Infants segment continuous events using transitional probabilities. Child Development. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12247
Romberg, A.R. & Saffran, J.R. (2013). All together now: Concurrent learning of multiple structures in an artificial language. Cognitive Science, 37, 1290-1318. PMID 23772795
Romberg, A.R. & Saffran, J.R. (2013). Expectancy learning from probabilistic input by infants. Frontiers in Psychology 3:610. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00610 PMID 23439947 PMCID PMC3578736
Romberg, A.R. & Yu, C. (2013). Integration and inference: Cross-situational word learning involves more than simple co-occurrences. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp.1235-1240). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Romberg, A.R. & Saffran, J.R. (2010). Statistical learning and language acquisition. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 1:6, 906-814 PMID 21666883 PMCID PMC3112001