Department ofPsychology

Laura Kemmer, Ph.D.

Laura Kemmer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

253-535-8745 (office)

Profile

Professional
Emphasis

Language processing, syntax, hemispheric function, aging and language processing

Education
Degrees

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

Personal
Biography

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.