The Team

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Aya Meltzer-Asscher

P.I.

I'm an associate professor at the Linguistics Deparment and the Sagol School of Neuroscience in Tel Aviv University. I'm a psycholinguist studying sentence processing, and in the past I've also done a lot of research on theoretical linguistics and neurolinguistics. 

Here's my website

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Maayan Keshev

Post-doctoral Fellow

I investigate the processing of syntactic dependencies (filler-gap relations, anaphora and agreement). I am especially interested in the source of processing errors (e.g. reanalysis, attraction), and in the contribution of different types of information to processing decisions (e.g. grammatical knowledge, discourse functions, uncertainty and probability).

Here's my website

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Tal Ness

Ph.D. Student

My main research focus is prediction during language processing. I study how comprehenders anticipate upcoming input, what happens when a prediction is disconfirmed, and how our predictions change to adapt to different situations. I am also interested in individual differences in lexical prediction and their relation to other cognitive abilities. 

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Lola Karsenti

Ph.D. Student

My research focuses on lexical information associated with verbs (i.e., thematic frames, verb bias, and argument mapping properties) and investigates when and how, during processing, these information types become accessible and influence parsing.

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Einav Fleck 

Ph.D. Student

My research explores a language-processing approach to the textual variants between the Massoretic text and the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumran. Based on hypotheses and findings relating to reading, immediate sentence recall, writing, and the dynamics of working memory in these processes, I seek to determine which variants may be ascribed to the copying process.

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Hila Davidovitch

M.A. Student

My main research interests are the interaction between working memory mechanisms and sentence processing, and the functions and behavior of resumptive pronouns. My work examines the processing and comprehension of center embedding sentences, and the different factors (such as agreement and resumption) that affect them.

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Niki Kosterich

M.A. Student

I am currently focusing on agreement attraction in Hebrew comprehension, with an emphasis the relationship between agreement attraction and the processing of filler-gap dependencies, and their effects on each other.

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Ofer Brodatch

M.A. Student

My research interests include the cognitive mechanisms of agreement processing and production. My current work focuses on the role of lexical and morphological information during agreement processing, specifically in cases of conflict between the two.