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Florian Hintz

BQ4 - Variability in language processing and in language learning

Florian Hintz is a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, within the Psychology of Language Department headed by Antje Meyer.

Broadly speaking, the goal of his research is to contribute to understanding the nature and limits of the mechanisms underlying our daily use of language. To this end, his research focuses on language processing in different situational contexts. For example, using behavioral, electrophysiological and eye-tracking techniques, Florian has investigated contexts where the language user is able to predict upcoming information. Moreover, he asked how the language system copes with sub-optimal input, such as comprehending spoken language in the presence of background noise or perceiving words in a foreign language. Within the ‘Language in Interaction’ consortium, he is concerned with developing a battery of behavioral tests that assesses individual differences between language users and relating these differences to the language users’ physiological and genetic makeup.

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