Benjamin Zinszer



I am a research associate in Communication Sciences and Disorders, directing the Multimodal Neuroimaging Initative at the University of Texas at Austin. I have recently worked in the SoundBrain Lab (UT-Austin) and the Baby Lab and Raizada Lab (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 one of many neuroimaging labs (fNIRS, fMRI, EEG), where we are pioneering the latest in multimodal neuroscience and psycholinguistic methods.

Ben and Penny outside the Memorial Art Gallery.