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Ryan McCurdy

PhD Candidate

Communication and Memory Lab, Principal Investigator: Dr. Melissa Duff


  • MA in Speech Pathology, 2018, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
  • BA in Speech and Hearing Science, 2016, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)


Hiking and backpacking, listening to music, playing guitar, soccer

Research description: My current interests are broadly in human memory systems and the processes that underpin our knowledge of ourselves, others, the world around us, and the rules and regularities that govern their interactions. More specifically my focus lies in how we use the rich flow of information from multi-modal sources during communication to curate our memory in support of flexible language use, and how this process may be disrupted with neurologic insult (e.g., traumatic brain injury).