Xin Xie

Xin Xie, language science assistant professor, specializes in human speech perception and production. Her work aims to understand the mechanisms underlying perceptual flexibility in speech comprehension and conditions most conducive to speech learning and adaptation – findings which are particularly useful for enhancing speech communication in linguistically diverse societies, like the U.S. Her work employs psycholinguistic tasks, computational modeling as well as neuroimaging techniques to understand the science behind speech communication.

Her research has been featured in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Memory and Language, Cognition, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and others.

Xie earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology with a focus on language and cognition at the University of Connecticut. She joins UCI’s Department of Language Science this fall following a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester, New York. She’s looking forward to working with the department’s top-tier scientists while helping to build and grow the highly interdisciplinary program.



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