Studies carried out in our lab are designed to explore the processes and mechanisms underlying real-time language comprehension and production.

We focus on how lexical and conceptual processes interact, and how the brain supports this integration.

Examining these issues involves a variety of methods including, response time measures, divided visual field experiments, computational simulations, eye tracking, and brain imaging.

• Hemispheric Asymmetries: Exploring how orthographic, phonological, and semantic representations interact, both within and between the two cerebral hemispheres.

• Lexical factors in conceptual (non-linguistic) processing: Exploring the relationship between concepts and their corresponding linguistic labels.

• Bilingual visual word recognition: Exploring the interaction of the orthographic and phonological aspects of the different languages of bilinguals, as they read in one language or the other one.

• Embodied language: The role of action and perception in language comprehension.

• Language comprehension in adolescents with autism.