Christian Navarro-Torres

Graduate Student, Department of Psychology

Lab Affiliation(s): ISÍ (I see) Eye-tracking Lab; Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab

Research Interests: Bilingual speech production and sentence processing; The relationship between lexical and syntactic representations; Code-switching

Curriculum Vitae

I am a graduate student in Cognitive Psychology, and an affiliate of the Center for Language Science at Penn State, working with Judith Kroll and Giuli Dussias. I received my B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. For the past two years, my research has focused on examining cross-language activation of syntactic structures, and its relation to domain general cognition, while looking at sentence production in highly proficient bilinguals. More recently, I have become interested in examining speech production and comprehension in a series of collaborative projects:
  1. By using the eye-tracking technique to examine how (and under which circumstances) L2 learners are able to predict syntactic information during sentence comprehension.
  2. By using Event Related Potentials (ERPs) to examine cross-language competition in L2 learners during single-word production.
  3. By using the fMRI technique to examine the relation between language production deficits and aging, and how such deficits relate to behavioral/brain performance.

Contact Information

14 Moore Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 USA

Email: navarro.torresc AT