Shohini Bhattasali is an Assistant Professor in the UTSC Department of Language Studies with a graduate appointment in the Department of Linguistics at UTSG. Her research is centred around utilizing contemporary computational models to gain further insight into language comprehension in the brain. She received her Ph.D in Linguistics with a graduate minor in Cognitive Science from Cornell University in 2019. Her dissertation explored non-compositionality and argument structure from a neurolinguistic perspective by using various tools from computational linguistics and naturalistic fMRI data. During her postdoc at the University of Maryland, College Park, she focused on how different types of contextual information guide comprehenders during language processing.
Areas of research: Computational Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science of Language