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  • Debra Long

    Debra Long


        University of California, Davis
    Phone: 530.752.1851
    Office: 101 Young Hall


    Curriculum Vitae


    Research Interests

    Dr. Long is a psycholinguist who conducts research in the area of language processing and reading ability. Her work can be described broadly as the attempt to achieve four related goals: (1) to understand the nature of individuals' discourse representations, (2) to specify the linguistic and cognitive processes involved in constructing these representations, (3) to understand the nature of skilled reading and reading disability, and (4) to specify the neural mechanisms of language comprehension. A secondary area of interest has been the application of neural network models to language processing and human memory. She uses standard psycholinguistic techniques in combination with a variety of computational, neuropsychological, and individual-difference methods.