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Learning & Brain Development Lab

Exploring and learning about the world requires us to pay attention to meaningful information and encode this information into memory. Our research examines the idea that attention and memory are functionally integrated early in life and that the development of selective attention contributes to improvements in learning and memory. 

The Learning and Brain Development Lab is located at University Square in the uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. To learn more about what we do, browse our website and feel free to contact us at or (504) 862-3312.

Dr. Markant will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2019. If you are an undergraduate and hoping to apply to work in the LBDLab, please download and fill out this form Undergraduate Research Assistant Application Form and send it to Brittany Justin ( along with your CV. 

This weeks Researcher of the Week is Rachel!

Rachel is a sophomore at Tulane majoring in Neuroscience with minors in Management and Spanish. Her interests in neuroscience research and normative cognitive processes have led her to get involved with Dr. Markant’s lab. She is especially interested in learning more about how processes such as memory and selective attention are altered in children with Autism. When she’s not in the lab, she is being active in Tulane’s community as the President of Tulane’s Compassion in Action Club and the Treasurer of the Tulane University Neuroscience Association. She also loves running and hiking.

A fun fact about Rachel is that she loves to run and ran a half marathon last year!

Come back next week to meet another Researcher from the LBDLab!

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We're going to be starting Researcher of the Week this semester!

Our first featured lab member is Savannah!

Savannah is a freshman at Tulane University seeking a degree in both Neuroscience and Psychology. Savannah’s curiosity about the cognitive processes behind learning and memory led her to undertake a research assistant position in the lab. Outside of the classroom, Savannah is a member of the Tulane Neuroscience Association as well as the Women in Science organization on campus, and volunteers for the Best Buddies International Organization that aims to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

A fun fact about Savannah is that she hates Sour Cream!

Check back next week to learn more about another researcher in the LBDLab!

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