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Jyotsna Vaid

APA Fellow
Areas of Speciality
  • Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Diversity Science
  • (979) 845-2576
  • PSYC 246
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Office Hours, Spring 2024
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Research Interests

  • Bilingualism – cognitive and neurocognitive aspects
  • Reading processes and writing systems
  • Directional biases in spatial cognition
  • Creative thinking and language
  • Gender and race in psychological inquiry

Recent Publications

Garcia, O., Faghihi, N., & Vaid, J. (2020). Sources of directional spatial biases in hemi-image drawing. Perception. 49(2), 169-185.

Vaid, J., & Chen, H-C. with Frantisek Lichtenberk. (2019). A processing advantage for inalienable possession: Evidence from English phrase plausibility judgments. Te Reo: New Zealand Journal of Linguistics, 62 (1), 155-173.

Carter-Sowell, A., Vaid, J., Stanley, C.A., Petitt, B., & Jericka Battle, C. (2019). ADVANCE Scholar Program: Enhancing minoritized scholars’ professional visibility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Faghihi, N., Garcia, O., & Vaid, J. (published online, Dec. 2018). Spatial bias in object centering in representational drawing: Associations with handedness and script directionality. Laterality: Asymmetries in Body, Brain and Cognition.

Tosun, S. & Vaid, J. (2018). Activation of source and stance in interpreting evidential and modal expressions in Turkish and English. Dialogue and Discourse, Vol. 9(1), 128-162.

Lopez, B. & Vaid, J. (2018). Facil or A piece of cake: Does variability in bilingual language brokering experience affect idiom comprehension? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 21(2), 340-354.

Tosun, S., Faghihi, N. & Vaid, J. (2018). Is an ideal sense of humor gendered? A cross-national study. Frontiers in Psychology: Social and Personality Section.

Lopez, B. & Vaid, J. (2018). Divergence and overlap in bilingual conceptual representation: Does prior language brokering experience matter? Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 21(1), Pp. 150-161.

Lopez, B.G., Vaid, J., Tosun, S. & Rao, C. (2017). Bilinguals’ plausibility judgments for phrases with a literal vs. non-literal meaning: The influence of language brokering experience. Frontiers in Psychology: Language Sciences, 8, Article 1661.

Rao, C. & Vaid, J. (2017). Morphology, orthography and the two hemispheres: A divided visual field study with Hindi/Urdu biliterates. Neuropsychologia, 98, 46-55.

Rao, C., Vaid, J., & Chen, H.C. (2017). The processing cost for reading misaligned words is script-specific: Evidence from Hindi and Kannada/Hindi readers. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 1(1), 46-55.

Tzou Y.Z., Vaid, J., & Chen, H.C. (2017). Does formal training in translation/interpreting affect translation strategy? Evidence from idiom processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(3), 632-641.

Hull, R., Tosun, S. & Vaid, J. (2017). What’s so funny? Modelling incongruity and humor production. Cognition and Emotion, 31(3), 484-499.

Affiliated Research Cluster

Neuroscience. Language in humans; neuropsychological and cognitive aspects of bilingualism.
Diversity Science. Multiple language experience and cognition; social construction of merit in academia.