Benjamin Zinszer



I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences department at the University of Rochester. Broadly speaking, my research explores language learning, bilingualism, and how the brain represents linguistic categories. I use many behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging methods in this work. Please visit my Research page for more details.

Perhaps few psycholinguists find their first inspiration in an electronics lab, but it was my interest in robotics as a sophomore in high school that eventually led me to questions about human cognition. Today, I'm usually found in the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging (see contact info) where we are pioneering the latest in neuroimaging and psycholinguistic methods. See my calendar for an approximate travel schedule.

Ben and Penny outside the Memorial Art Gallery.