tiana v. simovic

tiana v. simovic

Hi! I'm a PhD student in the Psychology department at the University of Toronto. I work with Dr. Craig Chambers in the Perception, Action, and Language Lab.

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:

tiana dot simovic at mail dot utoronto dot ca

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photo by hannah myall :~)