In the Sentence Processing 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 sentence processing in Hebrew.
We are interested in how syntactic dependencies are processed, how different types of syntactic and lexical predictions are generated, and what happens when these predictions fail. A major objective of our research is to understand 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, mainly self-paced reading and event-related potentials (ERPs).