Dr. Ishak received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from New York University. She is an Associate Professor at Ramapo College of New Jersey and Director of the Cognitive Development Lab. Her research examines how people learn to use both perceptual and social information to perceive possibilities for motor action for both their own bodies and objects. She is interested in understanding behavior at both the individual and group level. Dr. Ishak has gained insight into perception of actions across the lifespan by observing infants, children, and adults.