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Eriko Atagi

  • PhD
  • Research Scientist
  • Brandeis University
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I investigate spoken language processing at the intersection of sensory, cognitive, and linguistic processes. I aim to understand how perceptual challenges (due to poor signal quality or hearing loss, or both) affect downstream cognitive processes involved in speech perception, language comprehension, and memory. I am particularly interested in the neurocognitive mechanisms of perceptual and cognitive interaction during spoken language perception, comprehension, and encoding. Furthermore, I am interested in differences in processing efficiency across listeners and across listening situations. My research takes into consideration the multiple time scales of listeners’ experience with spoken language: i.e., linguistic experience across a listener’s lifespan (macro) and in-the-moment processing of the speech signal (micro).

Research interests

Recent publications

  • Nonnative Accent Discrimination with Words and Sentences

    • Atagi E
    • Bent T
  • Perception of nonnative-accented sentences by 5-to 8-year-olds and adults: The role of phonological processing skills

    • Bent T
    • Atagi E

Professional experience

Research Scientist

Brandeis University

June 2016 - Present

Research Associate

Northeastern University

June 2016 - Present

Postdoctoral research fellow

Brandeis University

June 2014 - June 2016(2 years)

Research Assistant

Indiana University at Bloomington

August 2008 - May 2014(6 years)

Graduate Instructor

Indiana University at Bloomington

August 2011 - May 2012(9 months)



Indiana University at Bloomington

August 2009 - June 2014(5 years)

Indiana University at Bloomington

August 2008 - May 2009(9 months)


University of Texas at Austin

August 2004 - August 2006(2 years)


University of Michigan

September 2000 - May 2004(4 years)

Co-authors (6)

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