Dr. Tamar Degani
I am a faculty member at the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of Haifa in Israel. In my previous position I was a research fellow at the Institute of Information Processing & Decision Making and Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa. I completed my graduate studies in the Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, under the mentorship of Dr. Natasha Tokowicz and was a member of the Plum lab.
During my work in the Multilinguallab, I investigated cross-language influences among Arabic-Hebrew bilinguals during visual word processing. Our research exemplifies that bilinguals' other language influences semantic relatedness judgments on written words in the target language. Thus, the work demonstrates non-selective language processing even among different-script bilinguals.