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Second language study with EEG

Date Study Posted 07/07/2022 Investigators Eleonora Rossi, Filiz Rizaoglu IRB Numbers IRB202102864 Study Description We are investigating how different speakers process words using brain imaging. In this study, you will complete two word tests in English on a computer while we record the electrical activity of your brain (EEG…

Lexical and grammatical processing in Chinese-English bilinguals

Investigators Wen Jiang and Dr. Jorge Valdes-Kroff IRB Numbers 202101695 Study Description In Mandarin Chinese, classifiers are used obligatorily with numerals to characterize a noun (e.g., 一张票, one ticket). The lack of noun classifiers in English and their use in Chinese presents certain difficulties for bilinguals and English-speaking learners of…

Speech Processing and Executive Control in Spanish-English Bilinguals

Researchers Souad Kheder, Ph.D., Edith Kaan, Ph.D. UF-IRB # IRB201900611 Study Description The purpose of this study is to look into speech processing in Spanish-English bilingual speakers to expand on what we know about bilingualism and general cognition. During the study you will be involved in a game-like description task,…

Mechanisms of speech motor sequence learning

Researchers Matthew Masapollo UF-IRB # IRB202000088 Study Description Speaking seems natural and effortless. However, anyone who has ever attempted to speak in a foreign language can readily attest that the ability to produce non-native speech sequences in a fluent, coordinated, and natural-sounding way is a far from trivial skill. In…

Decision Taking in Different Language Contexts

Investigators Dr. Eleonora Rossi (eleonora.rossi@ufl.edu) IRB Numbers IRB202002458 Study Description During the study, you will be asked to complete two short tasks on Qualtrics, and complete a short language history questionnaire, also on Qualtrics. In order to participate, you will make an appointment with the researcher and you will…

Global Local: English Speakers

Investigators Dr. Eleonora Rossi IRB Numbers 202002604 Study Description This short study investigates how language can impact performance on a cognitive task. To participate in this study you must be an English monolingual, which means, your native language is English and you do not know any other language. This study…

Global Local: English Speakers Learning Spanish

Investigators Dr. Eleonora Rossi IRB Numbers 202002604 Study Description This short study investigates how language can impact performance on a cognitive task. To participate in this study you must be an English speaker who is ALSO learning Spanish as a second language. To participate in this study you must currently…

The Ontogeny of Segmental Speech Organization

Investigators Susan Nittrouer, Ph.D. IRB Numbers IRB201500597 Study Description The Speech Development Lab is looking for participants for a listening study.  Participants come to the lab for 1 or 2 visits that take approximately one hour each.  Our studies involve listening to sounds, words, or sentences over headphones and indicating…