Welcome to the Language and Music Perception (LAMP) Lab at the University of San Diego!

Our lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying auditory perception. Our research encompasses speech, cross-modal, and music perception using a combination of behavioral, cognitive neuroscience, and computational modeling approaches.

LAMP Lab Director: Dr. Laura Getz, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

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Recent Lab News

Here's what we have been up to lately

September 2021

The LAMP lab is full of new members and ready to collect data IN PERSON after an 18 month hiatus from campus!

March 2021

LAMP Lab members Ted and Michelle received Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) awards!

November 2020

COVID-19 kept us fully remote for Fall semester 2020, but didn't limit our productivity! Tara successfully completed her honors thesis project and graduated from USD and Tara, Kunal, Hannah, and Jordaine, presented their projects at virtual APCAM 2020 on November 19th.

August 2020

We survived a full summer of remote research! Kunal, Hannah, and Jordaine presented their summer projects at the "Virtual Summer Research Colloquium" on August 6th.

April 2020

COVID-19 may have forced us to move online for the remainder of the Spring 2020, but that hasn't stopped our awesome undergrad RAs from securing summer funding! Kunal has been selected to participate in the McNair Scholars Summer Research Program, and Hannah and Jordaine received Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) awards.

December 2019

Laura received a Faculty Research Grant for the 2020-2021 academic year titled: "Using electrophysiological evidence to understand the mechanisms of speech perception".

October 2019

Walls have been torn down and new carpet has been installed. With one computer in place, we are ready to start collecting data!

September 2019

The LAMP Lab is up and running with four inaugural research assistants joining the lab!

Contact Information

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about our research, request a copy of a paper, are interested in joining the lab, or have any other questions. Our email address is

Location: 130 Saints Tekekwitha & Serra Hall

Department of Psychological Sciences

University of San Diego