Dr. Edith Kaan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics and a joint director of the Brain, Language, and Bilingualism Lab along with Dr. Elenora Rossi. At the Brain, Language, and Bilingualism Lab (BLAB) research topics range from adult language learning to syntactic priming and even bilingual speaker code-switching. Dr. Kaan’s research focus is language processing in healthy young adults. To study this they use a combination of behavioral methods such as self-paced reading, electrophysiology (EEG, “brain waves”), eye-tracking, and corpus studies. The main themes of her projects are: Predictive processing, Priming and adaptation, Code switching, and Non-invasive nerve stimulation and language learning. Her focus is on language comprehension in native speakers and second-language learners.
In the last ten years, Dr. Kaan has mentored 14 undergraduate researchers through the University Scholars Program. In 2019, she also mentored an undergraduate researcher through the Emerging Scholars Program.
Thank you for your tireless contributions to undergraduate researchers!