Gabriela Terrazas

Graduate Student

University of Pittsburgh

I am a graduate student in the Cognitive Psychology program and the Center for the Neural Bases of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. In May 2012, I received my first BA in Psychology and then another BA in Linguistics in 2014, both from the University of Texas at El Paso. In 2018, I received a M.S. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

My research goal is to understand the underlying neural mechanisms involved in the processing, comprehension and production of language. Currently, I’m working on projects aiming to understand the effects of learning new second language vocabulary words on first language representation, as well as to investigate the mechanisms involved in the acquisition of words that are ambiguous across languages.