Dr. Joel Snyder

( University of Nevada, Las Vegas )


(702) 895-4692
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Departments: Psychology, Neuroscience
  • Research Fields: Cognitive Neuroscience, Auditory System
  • Disciplines: Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Psychology, Research and Experimental Psychology
  • Location:Clark County
  • Funding:DoD - Department of Defense, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation, ONR - Office of Naval Research, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas


I have mentored students at many levels (including high school, undergraduate, doctoral) and also post-doctoral fellows and early-stage faculty. I have also mentored students in the Neuroscience Ph.D. program as the instructor for that program’s professional development seminar.


Dr. Snyder received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Cornell University and was a post-doctoral fellow at University of Toronto and Harvard University before starting the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at UNLV. He is an expert on auditory perception and its neural basis and has published numerous empirical studies and literature reviews in top psychology and neuroscience journals. His research has been supported by UNLV, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, the Office of Naval Research, and the REAM Foundation. Dr. Snyder’s research accomplishments were recognized with the 2009 Samuel Sutton Award for Early Distinguished Contribution to Human ERPs and Cognition, and the William Morris Excellence in Scholarship Award. He was also the UNLV nominee for the 2018 Nevada Regents’ Researcher Award.