Laura Kemmer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Language processing, syntax, hemispheric function, aging and language processing
B.A. in Russian Language and Literature; Russian Area Studies; International Studies, Macalester College
M.A. in Slavic Linguistics, University of Washington
Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
I am interested in language processing, particularly syntactic processing. I am also interested in hemispheric function, including investigating the contributions of each hemisphere to language processing, particularly in the area syntax. Additionally, I am interested in the effects of aging on syntactic processing. My research in these areas has combined both event-related brain potentials and behavioral methods.