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Hobbs 215B

Research Area

  • Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Education

    A.B. Princeton University, 1998

    Ph.D. M.I.T 2002


    Definitely interested in accepting new graduate students for Fall 2017

    Duane Watson

    Associate Professor

    Duane Watson’s research focuses on the cognitive processes that underlie interactions between speakers and listeners.  In particular, he focuses on how gesture, pitch, rhythm and emphasis in speech facilitate communication.  He also explores how individual differences in cognitive abilities and literacy influence language production, comprehension, and reading.

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