Dr. Dragana BaracCikoja holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She has worked as a researcher and university instructor at the University of Belgrade, University of Connecticut in Storrs, University of Split at Zadar, Wesleyan University, and National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication DisordersNational Institutes of Health (NICDNIH). She has served as a principal investigator on several governmentfunded research projects.
Dr. BaracCikoja conducts experimental research aimed at understanding basic mechanisms in perception and language processing. Her investigations of haptic space perception have application in the area of robotics and navigation by blind individuals. As a VL2affiliate researcher, Dr. BaracCikoja investigated the role of morphology in improving deaf readers' ability to recognize printed words, a skill crucial to effective reading comprehension. Her ongoing investigations of sensory feedback during speech and sign articulation are aimed at providing new insights into the regulation of language production and contributing to the development of assistive technologies beneficial to individuals with disabilities.