Linda
Liu
I am a third-year PhD student in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at the University of Rochester. Prior to coming to Rochester, I studied linguistics and computer science at the University of Chicago.

Currently, my research focus is on speech perception and causal reasoning. For instance, how do listeners make sense of speech, given the enormous variability in how talkers sound? How do listeners adapt to accented talkers, and then generalize their knowledge to other (more or less) similar talkers? What kinds of causal inferences may be in play during language comprehension? I explore these questions using behavioral experiments, crowdsourcing, and statistical/computational methods.

My primary advisor is Florian Jaeger of the Human Language Processing Lab.