PAL Lab - People

LAB STAFF

Principal Investigator

Craig Chambers, PhD 

Current Graduate Students

Raheleh Saryazdi (PhD, Psychology, in progress)

• real-time spoken language processing

• aging, technology

• reference in conversational interaction

Postdoctoral Fellow

Adriana Baltaretu (PhD, Psychology, Tilburg University)

• reference and visual context

• spatial descriptions

• reference and reasoning under uncertainty

Research Assistants

Samiha Ahmed

Tamim Fattah

Izzar Linares

Alexandra Kljuseva

Independent Research Project Students

Joanne Nuque

Tamara Mostarac

Programmers

Dhrumil Patel

Manraj Thind 


Some former PALs

Graduate Students

Mercedeh Mohaghegh (PhD, Linguistics)

Thesis: Connected speech processes and lexical access in real-time comprehension.

Currently: Speech Scientist, Nuance Communications

Mindaugas Mozuraitis (MA, PhD, Psychology)

Thesis: Managing privileged knowledge about identity in language comprehension.

Currently: Team Leader- Analytics, Cancer Care Ontario

Cara Tsang (PhD, Psychology)

Thesis: Exploring impulsive activation during spoken language comprehension.

Currently: Lead User Research Specialist, MyPlanet Digital 

Jodi Edwards (MA, Linguistics)

Thesis: Exploring impulsive activation during spoken language comprehension.

Currently: Postdoctoral fellow, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Daphna Heller

Currently: Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Toronto 

BSc Thesis Students

Chris Klammer (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: My, what deceptive features you have!  Referential object identity in real-time spoken language processing

Agatha Rodrigues (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: Effects of overspecification and noise on downstream processing: Evidence from eye-movements

Robert Redford (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: The good, the bad, and the ugly: Incremental interpretation of evaluative adjectives.

Joshua Romano (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: Multimodal processing of speech: The relationship between beat gesture synchrony and speech comprehension

Daniel De Santis (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: Speech disfluencies and the elderly: Effects on online interpretation

Hilary Cooke (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: Using eye movements to measure parallel lexical activation in English-French bilinguals

Valerie San Juan (BSc, Psychology)

Thesis: The point of knowing 'return': Presuppositions about prior actions constrain real-time reference resolution

Recent Research Assistants and Independent Study Students

Julie Bannon

Piumi Rajasekera

Ronda Lo

Aashita Pattni

Yvette Hou

(University of Calgary, co-supervision)

Jared Berman (PhD, Psychology)

Thesis: Preschoolers' use of vocal affect as a cue to referential intent

Justine Thacker (PhD, Psychology)

Thesis: Preschoolers' use of vocal affect as a cue to referential intent

 

 

 

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