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: I am interested in researching sentence processing and bilingualism using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. I am also interested in how context as well as anticipation are incorporated into sentence processing. My current work involves looking into the connection between verbs and their states. I’d like to know what role affordances and object states play in verb semantics.
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.