Second Deputy Head of Department
Director, Graduate Studies (Non-Clinical)
Ph.D. (Washington), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (NUS)
The ability to recognize visually presented words is a fundamental aspect of reading, and I am particularly interested in the processes that support visual word recognition. How do the orthographic, phonological, and semantic properties of words jointly influence word recognition speed and accuracy? How do important individual differences among readers moderate word recognition performance? To what extent to experimental effects reflect task-general versus task-specific processing? My research also relies on the analysis of big data (megastudies) and response time distributions to provide additional insights into the mechanisms and processes involved in recognizing words.