NIDL Director
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

University of Connecticut
406 Babbidge Road, Unit 1020
Storrs, CT 06269

Roeland Hancock, PhD

Dr. Roeland Hancock is the Director of the NIDL Lab and Associate Director of the Brain Imaging Research Center at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Hancock is interested in the neurobiological factors underlying individual variability in language processing and the application of new mathematical and computational techniques to understanding these processes. His current research interests include the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study neural excitability in auditory and language processing; distinguishing genetic and environmental contributions to language pathways; and developing tablet-based games for cognitive and literacy assessment. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive science from the University of Arizona, B.S. in mathematics, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco Department of Psychiatry and Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Undergraduate Assistant


Austin Kern

Undergraduate Assistant

Victoria MacLelland

Victoria MacLelland is a junior majoring in Physiology/Neurobiology with a minor in Psychology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to continue her education to become a Physician Assistant specializing in neurological or behavioral sciences.