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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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.

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Idan Keissar

M.A. Student

My research focuses on agreement attraction in Hebrew comprehension. My main interest is to explore agreement attraction in gender and the interaction of several agreement features, both in regular and irregular forms.

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Naama Gidron

M.A. Student & Lab Manager

my research interest is encoding interference, I am currently focusing on the difference in resistance to interference between filler-gap dependencies and subject-verb dependencies. 

Alumni

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Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Tal Ness

Currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Maryland