Anja Jamrozik, Ph.D.
Behavioral science consultant working
to improve the built environment


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EDUCATION & TRAINING

2014 - 2016
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania
Center for Cognitive Neuroscience/ Department of Neurology

2014
Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology, Northwestern University
Specialization in Cognitive Science
Certificate in the Teaching of Psychology

2007
B.Sc. in Psychology, McGill University       
First Class Honours
Minor in Cognitive Science

EMPLOYMENT 

2015 - present
Behavioral science consultant
Testing how the built environment impacts people’s cognitive function, productivity, feelings, comfort, and well-being.

WRITING FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE

Jamrozik, A. (2017). When too much inhibition freezes ducks and bunnies into their perceptual place.
Jamrozik, A. (2016). Opening the door to distraction: The open office effect.
Jamrozik, A. (2016). When a beach bag turns into a memory hole for your sweater.
Jamrozik, A. (2016). Flexible Berserkers: there’s more than one route to meaning. 

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Jamrozik, A., Campanella, C., & Bauer, B.A. (2017). Well Living Lab: A new tool for measuring the human experience in the built environment, Conscious Cities Journal, No. 2.
Jamrozik, A., McQuire, M., Cardillo, E.R., & Chatterjee, A. (2016). Metaphor: Bridging embodiment to abstraction. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2015). Well-hidden regularities: Abstract uses of in and on retain an aspect of their spatial meaning. Cognitive Science.
Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2014). Making sense of the abstract uses of the prepositions in and on.  In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.) Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2411-2416). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2013). Relational labels can improve relational retrieval. In M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 651-656). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Jamrozik, A., Sagi, E., Goldwater, M., & Gentner, D. (2013). Relational words have high metaphoric potential. In E. Shutova, B. Beigman Klebanov, J. Tetreault, & Z. Kozareva (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2013 Meeting of the North American Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, First Workshop on Metaphor in NLP (pp. 21- 26). Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Computational Linguistics.
Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2011). Prepositions retain aspects of spatial meaning in abstract contexts. In L. Carlson, C. Hölscher, & T. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1590-1594). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Jamrozik, A. & Shultz, T. R. (2007). Learning the structure of a mathematical group. In D. McNamara & G. Trafton (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1115-1120). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

INVITED TALKS

2017    Jamrozik, A. & Clements, N. (2017, January). ALTCO: Impact of Environment on Occupants in an Open Office. Well Living Lab Research Conference, Rochester, MN.
2015    Jamrozik, A. (2015, October). Relational words: what they’re good for and how they get their meanings. SUNY Binghamton Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Binghamton, NY.
2012    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2012, February). Prepositions in & on retain aspects of spatial meaning in abstract contexts. Temple University Research in Spatial Cognition Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016    Jamrozik, A. (2016, December). Designing healthy and productive offices. Talk presented at the Psychology of Architecture Conference, Austin, Texas.
2016    Ali, M.A., Jamrozik, A., Sarwer, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2016, August). Interpersonal judgments of individuals with facial disfigurement before and after treatment. Poster presented at the 14th Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Vienna, Austria.
2016    Ali, M.A., Jamrozik, A., Sarwer, D., & Chatterjee, A. (2016, May). Interpersonal judgments of individuals with facial disfigurement before and after treatment. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. **Winner of the Building Bridges poster award from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.**
2016    Jamrozik, A., Bock, A., Quandt, L., & Chatterjee, A. (2016, April). Repeated metaphorical use of verbs results in abstraction of meaning. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York, NY.
2015    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2015, July). The specificity of the labeling effect on memory: what kinds of labels improve retrieval? Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA.
2014    Schmader, C., Jamrozik, A., Ferguson, B., & Horton, W.S. (2014, August). Inferring intimacy from metaphor use: Does metaphor type matter? Poster presented at the Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, IL.
2014    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2014, July). Relational labels: A simple way to improve the likelihood of relational retrieval.Poster presented at the presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec, Canada.
2014    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2014, July). Making sense of the abstract uses of the prepositions in and on. Poster presented at the presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Quebec, Canada.
2013    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2013, August). Relational labels can improve analogical retrieval. Poster presented at the Third International Conference on Analogy, Dijon, France.
2013    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2013, August). Relational labels can improve relational retrieval. Talk presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany.
2013    Jamrozik, A., Sagi, E., Goldwater, M., & Gentner, D. (2013, June). Relational words have high metaphoric potential. Talk presented at the 1st Workshop on Metaphor in NLP at the 2013 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Atlanta, GA.
2012    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2012, September). Spatial metaphors: Aspects of concrete spatial meaning are retained in abstract contexts. Talk presented at the 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Rome, Italy.
2012    Tenbrink, T., Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2012, August). Spatial meaning and abstract contexts in English as a second language.Poster presented at the 2012 Embodied & Situated Language Processing Workshop, Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
2012    Jamrozik, A., Sagi, E., Goldwater, M., & Gentner, D. (2012, August). Representational form and metaphorical word use. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.
2012    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2012, May). Prepositions in and on retain aspect of spatial meaning when used abstractly. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
2011    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2011, July). Prepositions retain aspects of spatial meaning in abstract contexts. Talk presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, MA.
2011    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2011, March). Abstract uses of spatial prepositions. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Inter-Science of Learning Center Student and Post-Doc Conference, Washington, D.C.
2010    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2010, August). Abstract uses of the prepositions IN and ON. Talk presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, IL.
2010    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2010, May). Abstract uses of spatial prepositions. Talk presented at the 3rd Annual Inter-Science of Learning Center Student and Post-Doc Conference, Boston, MA.
2009    Jamrozik, A. & Gentner, D. (2009, February). Metaphorical uses of in and on. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Inter-Science of Learning Center Student and Post-Doc Conference, Seattle, WA.
2007    Jamrozik, A. & Shultz, T.R. (2007, August). Learning the structure of a mathematical group. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Nashville, TN.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2015                NIH fellowship, Training Course in fMRI, University of Michigan
2013, 2014      Conference Travel Grant, Northwestern University Graduate School
2012                Florence Sales Excellence in Teaching Fellowship, Northwestern University Psychology Department
2011                Cognitive Science Travel Award, Northwestern University Cognitive Science Program
2008 – 2009    Cognitive Science Fellowship, Northwestern University Cognitive Science Program
2008                Dean's Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research List, McGill University
2007                Bertha Laptisky Undergraduate Research Award, McGill University


TEACHING / TEACHING ASSISTANT

Northwestern University:
Research Methods in Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Language and the Brain

MENTORSHIP

2015 – 2016    Haverford College honors thesis student
2015 – 2016    Mount Holyoke College independent research project student
2011                Evanston Township High School student intern