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Aya Meltzer-Asscher, Ph.D. - P.I.

My research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms of sentence processing and their neural underpinnings, with a theoretical linguistic orientation. Here are my CV and my webpage.

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Julie Fadlon, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow

I’m a psycholinguist studying how speakers express messages and listeners comprehend them. I’m especially interested in the ways processing pressures and grammar interact in determining structural choices, lexical retrieval and syntactic integration. I run behavioral experiments in the lab and on the internet using offline and online measures. My current research is focused on the formation and resolution of long distance (filler-gap) dependencies within and across grammars; the representation and processing of nominal and adjectival concepts; and the flexibility of the language control system across bilingual populations. Visit my website.

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Maayan Keshev - Ph.D Student

I study sentence processing and incremental formation of syntactic dependencies (e.g. filler-gap dependencies, agreement etc). Specifically, I am interested in (i) How unique properties of a language affect parsing strategies; (ii) Which factors can modulate the difficulty of structural reanalysis; (iii) How comprehenders balance different processing preferences, uncertainty and grammatical constraints. [website]

Tal Ness - Ph.D Student

My research interests include controlled and automated cognitive mechanisms of lexical access during sentence processing. My current work focuses on lexical inhibition as a consequence of false predictions regarding an unfolding sentence.