Welcome! I am Naomi Nota, a cognitive science postdoctoral researcher in the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently investigating the mechanisms underlying language processing under varying circumstances such as noisy environments, as well as in different kinds of populations such as hearing-impaired language users.
Previously, I was a PhD candidate in the Communication in Social Interaction group based at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/Donders Centre for Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, where I studied how visual bodily signals contribute to language processing. Additionally, I have worked on sentence reading in bilingual children.
You can either find me at my office, at academic conferences, or teaching courses. I also regularly attend outreach activities or write blogs on MPI TalkLing to communicate science to the wider audience (in Dutch, German, and English). My work has received some attention in the media. In my spare time I enjoy making art, which sometimes comes in handy when portraying experimental setups.