Amritha researches how ambient noise in the environment impacts speech perception and language learning. She studies both human participants as well as domestic dogs. Amritha works with Dr. Rochelle Newman in the Hearing and Speech Department. 

Areas of Interest

  • Comparative Cognition
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Speech Perception


  • BS
    Cognitive Science, Carnegie Mellon University
  • MS
    Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, University of Maryland


  • The cocktail party effect in the domestic dog:
  • Exploiting the interconnected lexicon: Bootstrapping English language learning in young Spanish speakers:
A photo of graduate student Amritha Mallikarjun
Lefrak Hall, Language Development Lab
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
amritham [at]