In the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics Research lab, we investigate the cognitive and neurophysiological basis of language processing and production in the adult, healthy brain, adopting a theoretical linguistics-oriented interdisciplinary approach. Our primary focus is the study of online syntactic processing in Hebrew.
Specifically, we are interested in how syntactic dependencies are represented and processed, as well as in the effects of verbal lexical information on online processing. A major objective of our research is mapping the processing strategies of Hebrew speakers, and the ways in which they are shaped by the grammar of the language.
To study real-time language comprehension, we use a variety of methods, including behavioral methods (e.g. self-paced reading), as well as event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).