Emily Soltano, PhD
Office: Sullivan 241K
Phone: (508) 929-8764
PhD - University of Albany, SUNY
BA - University of Albany, SUNY
Area of Specialization
Dr. 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.
On-site coordinator for the 2009 meeting of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) in Worcester, MA.
Member of the Steering Committee for NEPA
Soltano, E.G., Soysa, C. K., Silver, B., & Cota-McKinley, A. (2009, October). Research Methods in Psychology. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA.
Cota-McKinley, A., & Emily G. Soltano, E. G. (2009, October).
Chi student-faculty exchange. Held at the annual
the New England Psychological Association,
Soltano, E. G., (2004). The impact of learning communities on
first year psychology majors. Proceedings of the
Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of
Psychology (18th, Ellenville, New York, March 2004).
Feldman, L. B., Soltano, E.G., Pastizzo, M., & Francis, S. E.
(in press). Semantic Transparency Influences
Morphological Processing. Brain and Language.
Martin, M., Dellicker, A., & Soltano, E. G. (2003). Visual
and auditory perception of sarcasm. Paper to be
presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the New
England Psychological Association, Salem, MA.