University of Illinois
Dr. Brown-Schmidt’s research program examines the mechanisms of language use during interactive conversation. Brown-Schmidt combines techniques for studying unscripted conversation with gaze-based measures of on-line language processing in healthy adults and in individuals with memory impairment. Her work provides novel insights into linguistic processes, and provides a test-bed for evaluating whether theories extend to language use in its most basic setting. A key focus of her work is on the role of perspective-taking in dialogue.