Masato Nakamura

About Me

I am Masato Nakamura, a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Language Science and Technology at Saarland University. 

I am interested in expectations humans make about upcoming "words" during language comprehension. I combine experimental and computational methods to understand the underlying mechanisms of predictive processes. I am also eager about using and developing an experimental paradigm called the speeded cloze task, and have created some resources to faclitate processing and computational simulations.

Before coming to Germany, I completed my PhD in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park, advised by Dr. Colin Phillips and Dr. Ellen Lau. I am originally from Japan, where I was in the undergraduate program in the University of Tokyo, mentored by Dr. Yuki Hirose and Prof. Takane Ito. I also worked as a student research assistant in Laboratory for Language Development in RIKEN Center for Brain Science with Dr. Reiko Mazuka.


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