| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Psychology | Emily Soltano
Area of SpecializationDr. Soltano’s research examines the influence of linguistic information (e.g., sound, spelling) on spoken word comprehension. Specifically, she examine whether response times to auditorilly presented words in isolation are facilitated or inhibited depending on whether an immediately preceding word contains similar (black-blast) or different (black-nurse) sounds. She is also interested in examining the influence of similar linguistic information when words are embedded in a sentence. More recent research projects examined the above topics to more applied situations, for example how we understand sarcastic comments and how we process online communications.