Collaborators

Chia-Hsuan_Liao Chia-Hsuan Liao is a PhD student in Linguistics. She’s currently working with William and Phoebe on an fMRI study on argument structure and an MEG study on syntactic prediction. She’s especially interested in thematic role processing, tone sandhi, and second language acquisition.

Phoebe_GastonPhoebe Gaston is a PhD student in Linguistics. She’s working with William and Chia-Hsuan on an fMRI study on argument structure and an MEG study on syntactic prediction. Phoebe is broadly interested in syntactic structure building.

Mina_HirzelMina Hirzel is a PhD student in Linguistics. She is interested in developing neural measures of syntactic acquisition in kids and is working with Natalia on an EEG investigation of the time-frequency signatures (a la Ding et al. 2016 Nature Neuroscience) of basic syntactic structure building.

Craig_ThorburnCraig Thorburn is a PhD student in Linguistics. Craig is interested in developing computational models of speech perception and its neural bases, and is co-advised with Naomi Feldman. ___________________________________________

Hanna_Muller

Hanna Muller is a PhD student in Linguistics. She is interested in many areas of sentence processing with an emphasis on interpretative mechanisms, from incremental processing of negation to verb prediction, and works with a variety of methods.

Michael_McCourtMike McCourt is a PhD student in Philosophy. As part of our ‘Submarine’ group with Alexander Williams and Jeff Green, he’s currently using EEG to investigate anaphora processing and to look for neural measures that might distinguish syntactic and non-syntactic anaphoric dependencies.

Nur_KaratasNur Basak Karatas is a PhD student in Second Language Acquisition. Her research focuses on the acquisition and processing of grammatical case in second language learners. ____________________________________________________________

Aura_Cruz_HerediaAura Cruz Heredia is a Baggett Fellow in Linguistics. She is working on EEG and MEG studies of syntactic prediction and long-distance dependency processing.

  

Faculty

Alexander Williams, Jeff Lidz, Bill Idsardi, Naomi Feldman, Colin Phillips, Ming Xiang, Akira Omaki, Matt Wagers, Gina Kuperberg, Phil Holcomb, Matti Hamalainen, Alexandre Gramfort, Suiping Wang, Marina Bedny

Previous Advisees

Anna_NamystAnna Namyst was our long-time research assistant and MEG lab manager. She is still in the area but now manages EEG and MEG labs at the National Institutes and Health. ________________________________________________________

Eric_PelzlEric Pelzl former PhD student in Second Language Acquisition, now an NSF PIRE postdoctoral fellow at Penn State. __________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

Zoe_SchlueterZoe Schlueter – former PhD student, now a postdoc at the University of Edinburgh. ____________________________________________________

   

Jeff_GreenJeff Green– former PhD student, now a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois

  

William MatchinWilliam Matchin – former neurosyntax postdoc, now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Carolina

  

Sol_LagoSol Lago – former PhD student, now a postdoc at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism

  

WingYee_ChowWing Yee Chow – former PhD student, now a Lecturer in Experimental Linguistics at University College London (UCL)

  

 

Natalia_LapinskayaNatalia Lapinskaya – former MEG lab manager, went on to master’s degree at McMaster University

  

Elizabeth_NguyenElizabeth Nguyen – former MEG lab manager, now a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati.

  

Bethany_DickersonBethany Dickerson – former Baggett Fellow, now a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts

 

Jon BurnskyJon Burnsky – former research assistant, now a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts

  

Allison_FogelAllison Fogel  – former research assistant, now a PhD student in Cognitive Psychology at Tufts University.

  

Amina_IroAmina Iro  – Eleanor Roosevelt High School intern, now at the University of Wisconsin.

  

Uchenna_Uzomah Uchenna Uzomah – Eleanor Roosevelt High School intern, now at the University of North Carolina.