xu

Graduate Student
Department of Psychology, 125-NI
617.373.5551 (office)
617.373.8714 (fax)
zhao.xu@husky.neu.edu

Advisor

Iris Berent

Research

I am a fifth-year graduate student working with Dr. Iris Berent towards my Ph.D. degree specialized in cognition. Generally, I am interested in language processing, especially in how linguistic ability interacts with reading ability. Specifically, we investigate this by looking at whether speakers of different languages have the same preference towards certain language structures, namely, the onset position of a syllable (e.g., black), utilizing both behavioral and neural-imaging method (fMRI).

My current work involves looking at whether and how motor system will interact with categorical perception.

In addition, I am also interested in investigating language abilities among dyslexics.