Welcome to the Yee lab!

How do we know what a lemon is, or understand the concept of joy? Our primary focus in the lab is on understanding the cognitive and neural bases of conceptual knowledge (a.k.a. semantic memory).

The Yee Lab is part of the Department of Psychological Sciences' Language and Cognition program which is welcoming applications from prospective PhD students for Fall 2022! Learn more.

We also invite all underrepresented students (and former students) who are considering pursuing a PhD in Psychological Sciences, Cognitive Science, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Educational Psychology or Linguistics to check out the MAGIC program! Its mission is to connect underrepresented and first-generation students with mentors who can empower them with the tools to succeed in their graduate school applications and beyond.

Lab News

  • Hannah Morrow is ABD!
    We’re delighted to congratulate Hannah Morrow on passing her qualifying exams — she is now “ABD”!
    Posted on October 14, 2021
  • Congratulations Dr. Charles Davis!
    Another big congrats to my first UConn PhD student, Dr. Charles Davis on successfully defending his PhD thesis in July 2021!
    Posted on October 14, 2021
  • Congratulations to Dr. Peter Boddy!
    Our lab news has been neglected lately, but that gives us more folks to congratulate! Big congrats to Dr. Peter Boddy, for successfully defending his PhD thesis in July 2020!
    Posted on October 14, 2021