Debra Titone investigates how language knowledge and general-purpose neurocognitive capacities converge when we read, speak, write, and converse with other people in real-time, in the real world, using multiple languages. She also investigate how such language processes change with age or following neuropathology (e.g., younger vs. older adults, people with schizophrenia, etc.). The specific language domains Debra investigates include basic reading processes, within- and cross-language ambiguity, formulaic/idiomatic/metaphoric language, and the impact of context, broadly defined, on all of the above. The methods she uses are varied but centered on eye movement studies of reading.
Debra Titone has a PhD in Experimental Psychology at the State University of New York, Binghamton in 1995, and completed two postdoctoral fellowships - one at the Volen Center for Complex Systems, Brandeis University, and another at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where she was later appointed as Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Titone joined the faculty in the Psychology Department at McGill University in 2002, where she is now Full Professor, Director of the Multilingualism and Language Laboratory, and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Psychology.
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