My field is the psychology of language and my interests in that field are very broad. Right now my basic research focuses on several topics related to word recognition and to higher levels of language comprehension. These include: the nature of the memory processes involved in understanding complex sentences, the interaction between lexical and higher-levels of language processing, and the coordination of language processing with more general mechanisms of memory, perception, attention and motor control. Research on these topics in my laboratory uses two primary methods, eye-tracking during reading and measurement of event-related potentials (ERPs). In addition, I am working on fine-grained analyses of language ability in autistic individuals and their relatives.
Peter C. Gordon, Ph.D.
361 Davie Hall
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
235. E Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3270