Gibson, TedPh.D.Professor of Cognitive ScienceBrain & Cognitive SciencesBuilding: 46-3035Email: email@example.comPhone: 6172538609Lab websiteProfile BottomResearchResearch in the Gibson Lab (“TedLab”) is aimed at investigating (1) why human languages look the way they do; (2) the relationship between culture and cognition, including language; and, most generally, (3) how people learn, represent and process language. We use a variety of methods, including behavioral experiments (e.g., reading and listening studies, many simple methods in working with remote populations, dual-task experiments, individual differences studies), statistical modeling and corpus analyses. In collaboration with other labs we also use functional MRI, event-related potentials (ERPs) and eye-tracking. The major lines of research pursued in the lab: Information processing and cross-linguistic universals The relationship between culture and cognition / language Language processing What are the informational constraints that affect language processing? The informational constraints we have investigated include: Syntactic information Lexical information Plausibility (world knowledge) information Prosodic information Pragmatic inference Discourse coherence information Information structure Resource constraints (the working memory system underlying language processing) What is the nature of the resource constraints in language processing and what is the best way of quantifying them? To what extent is the working memory system underlying language processing domain-specific? The language constraints? Methodological questions about this research The value of doing quantitative research in syntax and semantics Meta-analysis in syntactic priming research Teaching9.59J Laboratory in psycholinguistics 9.012 Cognitive science PublicationsGibson E, Fedorenko E. Weak quantitative standards in linguistics research. Trends Cogn Sci. 2010 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] Tily H, Fedorenko E, Gibson E. The time-course of lexical and structural processes in sentence comprehension. Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester). 2010 May;63(5):910-27. Epub 2009 Sep 10. Fedorenko E, Patel A, Casasanto D, Winawer J, Gibson E. Structural integration in language and music: evidence for a shared system. Mem Cognit. 2009 Jan;37(1):1-9. Frank MC, Everett DL, Fedorenko E, Gibson E. Number as a cognitive technology: evidence from Pirah� language and cognition. Cognition. 2008 Sep;108(3):819-24. Epub 2008 Jun 10.