Publications

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This article examines the influence of gradient foreign accentedness on lexical competition during spoken word recognition. Using …

This study examines listening effort, as indexed by pupil dilation, needed for processing foreign-accented speech that varies in …

This study investigated the time course of activation of orthographic information in spoken word recognition with two visual world …

The Visual World Paradigm (VWP) is used to study online spoken language processing and produces time-series data. The data present …

This study examines processing of native- and Chinese-accented English words. Event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded for a set …

Collaborators

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VWPre

I develop and maintain VWPre, an R package for preprocessing and plotting Visual World Paradigm eye-tracking data. This work is in collaboration with Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen, Jacolien van Rij and Juhani Järvikivi. The current version of the package can be found on CRAN: VWPre

VWPre

There are several elaborated vignettes designed to help users become comfortable with the functionality of the package.



PupilPre

I help to develop PupilPre, an R package for preprocessing and plotting pupil size data. This work is done together with Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen, Jacolien van Rij and Juhani Järvikivi. The package is built in conjunction with and relies upon VWPre. The current version of the package can be found on CRAN: PupilPre

VWPre

As with VWPre, there are several elaborated vignettes designed to help users become comfortable with the functionality of the package.



Teaching

University courses

At the University of Alberta, I have taught various university-level courses including, Introduction to Linguistic Analysis, Introduction to Engilsh Syntax, and Introduction to Psycholinguistic Data Analysis

At McMaster University, I have taught Computers and Linguistic Analysis

At Brock University, I taught, Introduction to General Linguistics

Invited workshops/courses

I have delivered numerous workshops on eye-tracking methods/design (e.g., Visual World Paradigm, Experiment Builder and Data Viewer) and data analysis (e.g., Linear mixed-effects regression, Linear mixed-effects regression) at a variety of institutions across Canada and in Europe.

Over the past few years, I have also taught various courses for STEP (Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics - STEP@CCP) which offers courses in experimental psycholinguistics each May at the University of Alberta.

For more information about the course/workshops I have taught, please refer to my CV.

Contact

  • porretta@uwindsor.ca
  • University of Windsor, Department of Psychology, Chrysler Hall South, Rm 173, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4