RESEARCH

Speech Perception, Psycholinguistics, and More!


We study questions about perception and language processing across multiple levels of analysis and multiple timescales, including work on auditory perception, hearing loss, speech categorization, learning and development, and higher-level language processing.

Our research seeks to understand human listeners' ability to perceive speech and understand language, and to develop new methods for assessing and treating hearing loss in order to improve speech recognition for listeners with hearing difficulty.

Several lines of research focus on questions such as:

We use a variety of methods to study these processes, including psychophysical experiments, eye-tracking, cognitive neuroscience techniques, and computational modeling. Together, these approaches give us a more detailed picture of how human listeners' understand and use language.

The links below provide more information about ongoing research projects in the lab. Please contact us (wraplab@villanova.edu) if you would like to learn more.