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Lin Chen: Focusing on the Cognitive Processes Underlying Reading Comprehension to Enhance Language Education

by Communications Office / Sep 13, 2023

Lin Chen, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Lin Chen, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology

Lin Chen earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from South China Normal University and most recently served as a research associate at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

Tell us about your academic background and the focus of your research.

Before moving to the United States, I held a faculty position at Sun Yat-sen University, China. My research broadly focuses on the cognitive processes underlying reading comprehension, which I investigate using EEG, eye tracking, behavioral measures, and computational methods. The goal of my research is to enhance language education for both first and second language learners by gaining a better understanding of the cognitive processes contributing to language comprehension and the causes of reading difficulty.