Extra-Linguistic Information

Dark Forces in Language Comprehension - The Case of Neuroticism and Disgust in a Pupillometry Study

We report on a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely **Neuroticism** and **Disgust Sensitivity**, on auditory language comprehension. Results suggest that: (1) Language comprehension is influenced by extra-linguistic variables and individual differences; (2) the processing of different kinds of linguistic errors, as opposed to clashes with an individual’s value or belief system, are influenced by different extra-linguistic variables; and that (3) Disgust Sensitivity at least partially predicts pupillary responses to utterances clashing with an individual’s belief system.

Dark Forces in Language Comprehension: The Case of Neuroticism and Disgust in a Pupillometry Study

We report on a pupillometry study that investigated the influence of two extra-linguistic variables, namely **Neuroticism** and **Disgust Sensitivity**, on auditory language comprehension. Results suggest that: (1) Language comprehension is influenced by extra-linguistic variables and individual differences; (2) the processing of different kinds of linguistic errors, as opposed to clashes with an individual’s value or belief system, are influenced by different extra-linguistic variables; and that (3) Disgust Sensitivity at least partially predicts pupillary responses to utterances clashing with an individual’s belief system.

Structure and Meaning - (Some) Recent Research in Syntax & ~Semantics

Guest lecture in LING 101 (*Introduction to Linguistic Analysis*) on how the comprehension of meaning and structure is influenced by context and prior knowledge.

It’s Personal and Disgusting - Extra-Linguistic Information in Language Comprehension

Our results suggest that extra-linguistic variables pertaining to the listener's identity influence language processing.

Let’s Get Personal - Does your Personality Affect how you Understand Language?

Our pupillometric research suggests that aspects of the listener's identity, such as their personality or disgust sensitivity, influence language comprehension.

The Influence of Individual Personality Differences in Language Comprehension (Poster Presentation)

Our results suggest that both a listener's personality and a speaker's perceived identity have an influence on automated language comprehension processes, and that these nonlinguistic aspects may affect the anticipation of upcoming information.

Extralinguistic Information in Language Comprehension - The Influence of Individual Personality Differences

We are presenting results from a timed self-paced listening experiment which suggest that the listener's personality influences button-press response times.

Extra-Linguistic Information in Language Processing: The Influence of Listener Personality on Sentence Comprehension [Work in Progress]

Presenting preliminary results from a timed self-paced listening experiment, which suggest that the listener's personality is correlated with button-press times in response to different types of clashes.