Professor of Psychology and Linguistics; Director, Weinberg Institute for Cognitive Science
Rick Lewis is Professor of Psychology and Linguistics. His research investigates the computational foundations of human cognition and language, particularly focusing on aspects of language comprehension that help reveal the fixed structure of sentence processing architecture.
The approach starts with functional computational models and brings to bear independent constraints from psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, theoretical linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience.
Professor Lewis has several empirical and modeling projects underway that are mostly directed toward building a cross-linguistic theory of human sentence processing.
Field(s) of Study
- Cognitive Neuroscience