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Novick, Jared M.

Assistant Professor
Associate Research Scientist
CASL, Box 25, College Park, MD 20742

Research Description 

Jared M. Novick is an assistant professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and an associate research scientist in cognitive neuroscience at the Center for Advanced Study of Language (CASL). Dr. Novick's research focuses on the behavioral and neurobiological interplay among language, memory, and cognitive control. In particular, his work seeks to understand the human computational systems that support the real-time interpretation and re-interpretation of sentences. He addresses this issue by using (i) eye-tracking techniques to record readers' and listeners' moment-to-moment processing decisions; (ii) neuroimaging methods to test for common brain bases of linguistic and nonlinguistic performance; and (iii) lesion-deficit analyses of neurological patients' language and cognitive abilities. Recent questions include: how does experience-induced plasticity of cognitive control (the ability to regulate thoughts and behavior) affect online language processing? What are the processing demands of being a bilingual speaker that contribute to the "bilingual advantage" in cognitive control compared to monolinguals?

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