The Psychosocial Cognitive Laboratory investigates cognitive development in infants, children and adolescents following pediatric hearing loss and subsequent cochlear implantation. The lab is part of the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. 

Our objectives

Our lab aims to explain how underlying cognitive and physiological processes regulate and contribute to the individual differences observed in critical quality-of-life outcomes following cochlear implantation. We do so by researching the dynamic interplay among the brain, body and environment, focusing on three areas of development: 

  1. Emotional and behavioral regulation
  2. Conceptual thinking and reasoning
  3. Embodied visual attention during early language learning 

Our team


Irina Castellanos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology

Notable achievements

Current clinical trials, research studies and support

Contact us to learn more about our lab or make a referral

Phone: 614-366-7504