I'm interested in how context influences ambiguous sentence parsing and understanding. More broadly, I'm curious about what our mental models look like, and how we use language to populate these representations.
My current project focuses on the indexical nature of pronoun interpretation, and whether this process involves any sort of reinstatement of antecedent semantics from memory. I'm investigating this by using dynamic property changes to create referential ambiguity. 🧐
I love philosophy, especially logic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. I draw inspiration from these areas — my current project was inspired by the sense/reference distinction and how we internalize certain kinds of representations.
Outside the lab, I spend my free time stargazing, planespotting, making music, playing/watching basketball, and hanging out with my cat, Porky: