Erica Knowles is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. She is interested in how music and language interact in the brain and how this can be used to better understand basic perception of these two systems as well as disorders involving deficits in music and language processing. Erica completed a B.S. in Music History at Hofstra University in 2006 and a M.S. in Experimental Psychology at Seton Hall University in 2009.