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(615) 322-5567
321 Hobbs

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Developmental Science
  • Education

    Ph.D. (University of Oregon, 2001)


    Definitely interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2017

    Megan Saylor

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development
    Member, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development

    Dr. Saylor's research focuses on how children learn about language and the mind. In recent studies she has focused on the intersection between language and representation. In particular, she asks how weak versus strong representations affect language comprehension during infancy. In other research she asks how infants and children use information about others' minds (what they know and want) to figure out what they mean when they use novel words or ask for absent things. In other research she studies what adults and preschoolers understand about the minds of computers and robots.