Yi Zheng is a researcher in the psychology department at Stony Brook University. The overarching goal of her research is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the processing underlying speech perception. Her research has two major strands: accented speech perception and music & language cognition. The first line of her research focuses on native and non-native speech communication (e.g., whether seeing an Asian face make speech more accented), her second line of research focuses on the relationship between music and language (e.g., whether speaking a tone language facilitates music pitch perception). Her current research aims to examine the mechanism of adaptation to accented speech. She is involved in teaching psycholinguistics, research and writing in psychology, and statistics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a member of Psychonomic Society, Association for Psychological Science, and Michigan Academy of Science.
Cognition, Speech Perception, Perceptual Learning, Accented Speech Recognition, Native and Non-native Speech Communication, Tone language, Music and Language, Audio-Visual Speech Perception, Brain Imaging (fMRI, ERP).