Principal Investigator

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Tracy Centanni, PhD

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Dr. Centanni is the lab director and is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at TCU. She completed her PhD at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2013, followed by postdoctoral work at MGH Institute of Health Professions and MIT. Her research focuses on auditory and visual perception of language, reading acquisition, genetics of communication disorders, and plasticity.


Current graduate students


Abby Mason was born and raised in the tiny town of Sweetwater, TN. After high school, she attended Tennessee Technological University and graduated, Magna Cum Laude, a year early with her BS in psychology. She has many research interests, including studying the brain to better understand neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. Her hobbies include painting, reading, and hanging out with friends. She ultimately hopes to have a successful career in research, and to one day host a Ted Talk.

Abby joined the lab in 2018.


Want to see your picture in this spot?

The Centanni lab (aka the Genetics of Auditory Perception and Plasticity lab) at TCU is looking for motivated graduate students with an interest in perception, language, reading, genetics, and/or plasticity! Feel free to send Dr. Centanni a personal email if you have any questions! t.m.centanni (at)


Current lab members:

Undergrad research assistants:                                               

Trinton Kahland                         Caiden Berry                                                     
Grace Pecoraro                                                 Abby Thorne     
Madeline Pitcock Jared Fox
Zoe Richardson Nick Mattox
Aubrey Tonsager
Courtney Weeks
Katheryn Wisely

Affiliated graduate students:

Vishal Thakkar (Code Breakers project)

Centanni Lab Alumni:

Carly Stacey
Alexis Jefferson