Taking Perspective: How Ordinary Language Use Requires Impressive Feats of Mind Reading

Assistant Professor of Psychology Dan Grodner joined Swarthmore's faculty in 2007 and teaches courses and seminars in the psychology of language, psycholinguistics, and cognitive science. His research interests include human language understanding, pragmatics and conversational inferencing, sources of linguistic complexity, and structural ambiguity resolution. In this talk, he discusses an experiment conducted with a student as part of her senior comprehensive project.