Below you'll find information on some of the larger research projects that my team and I are currently conducting.
The focus in our lab is on collaborative language use, which typically involves getting people to have various conversations or engage in language-mediated tasks in the lab. However, these interactive processes play a role in a type of passive listening as well, when engaged in dialogue comprehension. Dialogue comprehension is what you do when you… Continue Reading Dialogue Comprehension – Listening to the listener
This is a collaborative project we’ve been working on in the lab along with Dr. Marilyn Walker and Dr. Michael Neff and their teams that explores the production and perception of nonverbal behaviors in autonomous, interactive virtual agents (IVAs for short). We’re particularly interested in two aspects of an agent’s nonverbal expressive behavior: 1) whether an… Continue Reading Interacting with Virtual Agents
Words allow us to communicate and interact successfully, but they don’t do it alone! In conversation, words are just one dimension of a highly complex system of communication, which can include the position and movement of our bodies and hands, the expressions we make with our faces, the pitch, melody, and timbre of our voices,… Continue Reading Multimodal Communication – Quotation and Enactment