Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
(Fiorentino, Gabriele, Jongman, Minai, Sereno, Tremblay)
This research area focuses on the access and representation of linguistic knowledge. The research examines how language is processed both at the acoustic perceptual level as well as at higher morphological, lexical and phrasal levels, with a goal of relating these data to specific brain processes.
Research areas span the study of the comprehension and production of language, examining both native listeners/speakers of a language as well as second language learners. The research methods typically used in our labs include a variety of speech perception, speech production, lexical decision, priming, and reading time tasks, as well as brain imaging methods including electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
This research is supported by infrastructure including multiple laboratories with Laboratory of Phonetics & Psycholinguistics, Robert Fiorentino, Ph.D., Associate Professor Alison Gabriele, and dedicated analysis workspaces, an on-site anechoic chamber (new web site), on-site EEG lab, and the MEG and fMRI laboratories at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center.