Chambers, Craig

Associate ProfessorPsychology

Contact Information

Phone: 
905-569-4279
Fax: 
905-569-4326
Room: 
CC 4010
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Road N.
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
Ontario
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
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When people speak, they strike a balance between information conveyed with language and information conveyed in other ways, e.g., through gestures, intonation, and the environment where conversation is taking place. Listeners, in turn, must draw on all these information sources to understand what the speaker means. The goal of research in my laboratory is to understand the mental components that underlie this comprehension process. Recently, we have been investigating how the real-time understanding of spoken language is influenced by aspects of action planning. This research uses a technique in which eye movements are recorded as listeners follow instructions to manipulate objects in a visual workspace

Research

Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition

Other

Specialization: 
Human Communication
Current Courses: 
PSY315H5
Education: 
B.A. (Linguistics, York University)
M.A. (Linguistics, University of Toronto)
M.A. (Brain & Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester)
Ph. D. (Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Linguistics, University of Rochester)