Leigh Burnett

PhD Student


Leigh received her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston University and her MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from University College London. Prior to joining the Multilingualism and Decision-Making Lab, Leigh worked as a research assistant for the Polysyllabic Word Reading Project, which examined reading disability and how late elementary school students read polysyllabic words. Later on, Leigh completed her master’s thesis with the Language and Cognition Lab under Gabriella Vigliocco, focusing on how emotionally valenced words are preconsciously processed. Leigh joined the Multilingualism and Decision Making Lab in 2015 as a Research Coordinator, and began her doctoral studies at the University of Chicago in 2017. 

Research Interests

Currently, Leigh is broadly interested in examining factors that impact how individuals reason and make decisions.