Tzu Yin Lai

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science

Assistant Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP

Assistant Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Vicky T. Lai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Program of Cognitive Sciences at the University of Arizona. She received her doctoral training in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she used measures of brain electrical activity (ERPs) to study how people understand metaphorical language. During her postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Language Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, she expanded the scope of her research to include emotion, exploring the role of emotion in language, using ERPs and functional MRI. She then continued her postdoctoral training in the Language, Concepts, and the Brain Laboratory at the University of South Carolina, where she examined the embodiment of language through metaphor. 

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Prerequisite Courses

Dr. Lai will be on sabbatical in AY2024-2025. Please check back in summer 2025.

Majors Considered

Psychology, Neuroscience, School of Information, Computer Science, Linguistics

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Start Date

January 2017

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