Kyra Krass

Program: Perception, Action, Cognition: Language and Cognition 
Advisor: Gerry Altmann
Anticipated Graduation: 2020
Education: M.S. Psychological Sciences: Language and Cognition,

University of Connecticut, 2017

 

B.S. Biology: Neuroscience,

Minors in Dance, Psychology, and Spanish,

The Pennsylvania State University, 2015

Research Interests: My research interests lie in sentence processing and event cognition. I would like to know what role affordances and object states play in event processing and how we can use eye-tracking and neuroimaging techniques to investigate this. I am also interested in how bilingualism and executive functioning influence event processing.
Representative Publications:
  • Krass, K., Joergensen, G., Zeiden, C., Zirnstein, M., Altmann, G., & Rossi, E. (2018, March) How individual difference measures inform event processing in monolingual and early and late bilingual speakers. Poster presented at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, CA.

 

  • Krass, K., & Altmann, G.T.M. (2017, October) Investigating how anticipation of object states drives event comprehension. Poster presented at the Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development Workshop, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

 

  • Krass, K., & Altmann, G.T.M. (2017, March) Affordances and end states: How verb type and tense affect event comprehension. Talk presented at the 30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Boston, MA.

 

  • Krass, K., & Altmann, G.T.M. (2016, November) Verb Semantics: Affordances or Object States? Poster presented at the 24th Annual Workshop on Object Perception, Attention, and Memory, Boston, MA.

 

  • Krass, K., Prystauka, Y., & Rossi, E. (2016, August) Neural underpinnings of grammatical processing for less proficient L2 learners. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, London, UK.

 

  • Krass, K., Navarro-Torres, C., Kroll, J., & Rossi, E. (2015, October) The role of discourse context in pronoun resolution. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

  • Krass, K., Navarro-Torres, C., Kroll, J., & Rossi, E. (2015, March) The role of discourse context in pronoun resolution. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.