Faculty Supervisor

Natasha Tokowicz

Graduate Students

Former Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Regina Calloway

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

Affiliated Members

Blair Armstrong, University of Toronto Scarborough

Erica Michael, University of Maryland

Anat Prior, University of Haifa

Erik D. Reichle, University of Southampton

Local Collaborators

Brian MacWhinney

Charles Perfetti

David Plaut

Tessa Warren

Alba Tuninetti

Former Graduate Student Post-doctoral Fellow MARCs Institute University of Western Sydney Email: alt63 AT pitt DOT edu I received my BA in cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. While there, I worked in an infant language acquisition laboratory, sparking my interest in language early on. As a bilingual, I became interested in [...]

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Caitlin Rice

Graduate Student University of Pittsburgh I’m a PhD candidate in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. My research interests are first and second language learning, bilingualism, lexical and semantic processing, semantic representations, and the neural bases of language learning and processing. I use a variety of behavioral, electrophysiological (EEG/ERP), and computational methods [...]

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Charlie Eddington

Email: I received my Ph.D., M.S., and my B.Phil degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. My work as a graduate student focused on language processing within- and across-languages. My dissertation focused on meaning ambiguity within and across languages and how ambiguity and meaning similarity affects the learning process. For example, was it easier to [...]

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Katherine I. Martin

Former Graduate Student Assistant Professor Department of Linguistics Southern Illinois University Carbondale Email: martinki AT siu DOT edu I received my B.A. in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan in 2009, followed by an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a TESOL Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. I received [...]

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Natasha Tokowicz (she/her)

    Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics Research Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center University of Pittsburgh Email: tokowicz AT pitt DOT edu | Curriculum Vitae | Biographical Sketch | My research focuses on the cognitive processes related to adult second language learning and use. One line of this research focuses on translation ambiguity, [...]

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Nora Presson

Amazon Email: presson AT pitt DOT edu My primary research interest is in second language (L2) learning, specifically the processing and representation of L2 grammar. I received my Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, and did my undergraduate training at Carleton College majoring in psychology and Spanish. Currently, my research agenda includes studies [...]

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Regina Calloway

Graduate Student Researcher University of Pittsburgh I am a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. I received my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2013 and my M.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016. My research interests include inferences during reading, methods for [...]

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Tamar Degani

Former Graduate Student Faculty Member Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders University of Haifa Email: tdegani AT research DOT haifa DOT ac DOT il Like other Plum lab members, I am fascinated by the complex cognitive system of bilingual speakers and by the challenges faced by second language learners. I am particularly interested in how [...]

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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Bianca Calabretta Allyson Distler Pragya (Diya) Goyal Jason Gruzin Emily Hensley Bhavesh Koppala Kacey Lopes Zeynep Marasli Inika Vimal

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