Kinsey Bice


Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

Lab Affiliation(s): Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab; Human Electrophysiology Facility (HEF) Lab

Research Interests: language learning, neurplasticity, individual differences, ERPs, learning and memory

We all know some people who pick up languages with ease, and others who cannot seem to learn a second language despite their strong efforts. I’m interested in using this variation in adult language attainment to identify more general learning processes and differences among adults in non-language domains. My research focuses on how the existing language network in adults accommodates or promotes language learning, and what language learning can tell us about the process of learning more generally. I use event-related potentials (ERPs) to detect subtle changes in the native language during the course of second language learning, either by capturing second language learners at different points in their proficiency or by training adults on a new language and observing the trajectory in language processing over time.

Contact Information

At UC-Riverside as Visiting Graduate Student:
3351 Olmsted Hall

At Penn State as Graduate Student:
Department of Psychology

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