Robert J. Glushko Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Research

Glushko Prize 

Each year the Cognitive Science faculty select at least two outstanding Honors theses to receive the Robert J. Glushko Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Research. The winners receive a cash prize. 

Past Winners: 

2020

  • Olivia Murillo for “An Analysis of the Relationships between Sleep Deprivation, Frontal Alpha Asymmetry, and Affect”

    • Advisors: Raphael Vallat, PhD and Eti Ben-Simon, PhD

    • Readers: David Presti, PhD and Linda Isaac, PhD

  • Sathvik Nair for "Attention-based Neural Networks Encode Aspects of Human Word Sense Knowledge"

    • Advisors: Dr. Stephan Meylan and Professor Mahesh Srinivasan

    • Second Reader: Professor Steven Piantadosi

  • Jessica Lindsey for “Workplace Kindness Predicts Job Satisfaction and Happiness at Work”\

2019

  • Joseph Schenker for “Task-Switching Performance Relates to Dissociable Network Connectivity Patterns at Rest”

    • Faculty Advisor and 1st Reader: Professor Mark D’Esposito

    • Co-Advisor and 2nd Reader: Dr. Pauline Baniqued

  • Serena Meghani for “How Might We Use Words like Might? Categorical Distinctions in Epistemic Modal Verbs as Seen Through Modal Judgment Tasks”

    • Thesis advisor: Shaun O’Grady

    • Faculty mentor: Mahesh Srinivasan

  • Illina Bhaya-Grossman for “Dual-EEG Evidence for a Shared Cognitive Space Underlying Human Communication”

    • Advisors: Professor Robert Knight and Dr Arjen Stolk

    • Reader: Professor Richard Ivry

  • Ben Truong for “The Cause of Bias: Expedient Empathy”

2018

  • Nora Harhen for “The Influence of Goal Setting on Value Learning: Examining how Goal-directed Behavior leverages the Reinforcement Learning System” 

    • Advisor: Anne Collins

    • Second Reader: Linda Wilbrecht

  • Alagia Cirolia