Anne Gilman employs behavioral, big-data, and electrophysiological methods to track the impact of long-term expertise on fast-acting cognitive processes. Her research on musical training and language expertise as influences on memory informs the design of multimedia displays.
Gilman investigates the mechanisms through which music lessons or fluency in multiple languages can shape moment-by-moment cognitive processing. After several years' work developing human language and knowledge representation technology, she completed doctoral training with UNH scholars of language development (John Limber) and data visualization (Colin Ware). While teaching at Juniata College, Gilman gained recognition for mentoring undergraduate researchers. Gilman is now an affiliate researcher with Lisa Sanders' Neurocognition and Perception Lab at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. BA in Linguistics, Vassar College; MA in Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin; MA/PhD in Cognitive Psychology, University of New Hampshire. Gilman is a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2017-2018 academic year.