Contact

Email: [firstname].[lastname] [at] uni-potsdam.de
Tel: 0331/977-2796
Office: House 14, Room 214, Campus Golm, Potsdam
Address: Universität Potsdam
Department für Linguistik
Haus 14
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
D-14476 Potsdam

About me

I'm a PhD student working in Shravan Vasishth's lab, at the Department of Linguistics of University of Potsdam, Germany. My focus is on individual differences in sentence processing, namely, the effect of working memory capacity, reading skills, and cognitive control on long-distance dependencies and predictive parsing. [Complete CV]

Data and code for my published papers available in my github page.

Conferences and Papers


@ARTICLE{NicenboimVasishth2016,
   author = {Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth},
    title = "{Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational Ideas - Part II}",
  journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
   eprint = {1602.00245},
 primaryClass = "stat.AP",
 keywords = {Statistics - Applications, Statistics - Methodology},
     year = 2016,
    month = jan,
   adsurl = {http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016arXiv160200245N},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
}


@ARTICLE{VasishthNicenboim2016,
   author = {Shravan Vasishth  and Bruno Nicenboim},
    title = "{Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational Ideas - Part I}",
  journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
archivePrefix = "arXiv",
   eprint = {1601.01126},
 primaryClass = "stat.AP",
 keywords = {Statistics - Applications, Statistics - Methodology},
     year = 2016,
    month = jan,
   adsurl = {http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016arXiv160101126V},
  adsnote = {Provided by the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System}
}


@INPROCEEDINGS{PaapeEtAl2015AMLAP,
  author = {Dario Paape and Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth},
  title = {Antecedent ambiguity and ellipsis: Testing the reactivation account},
  booktitle = {Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing ({AMLaP})},
pages={},
  year = {2015},
month=9,
  location = {Valletta, Malta},
  month = {September}
}


@ARTICLE{NicenboimEtAl2015Frontiersb,
  
 AUTHOR={Bruno Nicenboim    and Pavel Logacev   and Carolina Gattei   and  Shravan Vasishth },   
	 
TITLE={When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory and locality effects},      
	
JOURNAL={Frontiers in Psychology},      
	
VOLUME={7},      
	
YEAR={2016},      
	
NUMBER={280},     
	  
URL={http://www.frontiersin.org/language_sciences/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00280/abstract},       
	
DOI={10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00280},      
	
ISSN={1664-1078}
}



@ARTICLE{NicenboimEtAl2015Frontiers,
  
 AUTHOR={Bruno Nicenboim  and Shravan Vasishth  and  Carolina Gattei  and  Mariano Sigman  and  Reinhold Kliegl },   
   
TITLE={Working memory differences in long-distance dependency resolution},      
  
JOURNAL={Frontiers in Psychology},      
  
VOLUME={6},      
  
pages={},
YEAR={2015},      
  
NUMBER={312},     
    
URL={http://www.frontiersin.org/language_sciences/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00312/abstract},       
  
DOI={10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00312},      
  
ISSN={1664-1078} ,      

ABSTRACT={There is a wealth of evidence showing that increasing the distance between an argument and its head leads to more processing effort, namely, locality effects; these are usually associated with constraints in working memory (DLT: Gibson, 2000; activation-based model: Lewis and Vasishth, 2005). In SOV languages, however, the opposite effect  has been found: antilocality (see discussion in Levy et al., 2013). Antilocality effects can be explained by the expectation-based approach as proposed by Levy (2008) or by the activation-based model of sentence processing   as proposed by Lewis and Vasishth (2005).
We report an eye-tracking and a self-paced reading study with sentences in Spanish  together with measures of individual differences to examine the distinction between expectation- and memory-based accounts, and  within memory-based accounts the further distinction between DLT and the activation-based model. The experiments show that (i) antilocality effects as predicted by the expectation account appear only for high-capacity readers; (ii) increasing dependency length by interposing material that modifies the head of the dependency (the verb) produces stronger facilitation than increasing dependency length with material that does not modify the head; this is in  agreement with the activation-based model but not with the expectation account; and (iii) a possible outcome of memory load on low-capacity readers is the increase in regressive saccades (locality effects as predicted by memory-based accounts) or, surprisingly, a speedup in the self-paced reading task; the latter consistent with good-enough parsing (Ferreira et al., 2002). In sum, the study suggests that individual differences in working memory capacity play a role in dependency resolution, and that some of the aspects of dependency resolution  can be best explained with the activation-based model together with a prediction component.}}

@inproceedings{NicenboimEtAl2015CUNY1,
    author = "Bruno Nicenboim and Katja Suckow and Shravan Vasishth",
    month = 3,
    booktitle = "Proceedings of Annual {CUNY} Sentence Processing Conference",
location={University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA},
pages={},
    year = "2015",
    title = "Good-enough processing can mask interference effects"
}

@inproceedings{
    NicenboimEtAl2015CUNY2,
    author = " Bruno Nicenboim and Pavel Logacev and Carolina Gattei and Shravan Vasishth",
    month = 3,
    booktitle = "Proceedings of Annual {CUNY} Sentence Processing Conference",
location={University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA},
pages={},
    year = "2015",
    title = "When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory differences in unbounded dependencies."
}


@inproceedings{NicenboimEtAl2015ICCM,
  title={Fail fast or succeed slowly: {Good}-enough processing can mask interference effects},
  author={Bruno Nicenboim and Felix Engelmann and Katja Suckow and Shravan Vasishth},
  booktitle={International Conference on Cognitive Modeling ({ICCM})},
  month=4,  
  pages={},
year={2015}
}



@INPROCEEDINGS{NicenboimEtAl2014AMLAP,
  author = {Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth and Reinhold Kliegl},
  title = {Readers with less cognitive control are more affected by surprising
  content},
  booktitle = {Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing ({AMLaP})},
pages={},
  year = {2014},
month=9,
  location = {Edinburgh, UK},
  month = {September}
}


@INPROCEEDINGS{NicenboimEtAl2014MAPLL1,
  author = {Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth and Reinhold Kliegl},
  title = {Readers with less cognitive control are more affected by surprising
  content: {Evidence from a self-paced reading experiment in German}},
  booktitle = {Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language ({MAPLL})},
  url={http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~nicenboim/bib/nicenboimetal2014.mapll.talk1.pdf},


pages={},
  year = {2014},
  location = {Tokyo, Japan},
  month = {August}
}


@INPROCEEDINGS{NicenboimEtAl2014MAPLL2,
  author = {Bruno Nicenboim and Pavel Logacev and Carolina Gattei and Shravan Vasishth},
  title = {When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: {Working memory differences in unbounded dependencies for German and Spanish readers}},
  booktitle = {Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language ({MAPLL})},
pages={},
  year = {2014},
  location = {Tokyo, Japan},
  month = {August}
}






@inproceedings{
    NicenboimEtAl2014CUNY,
    author = "Bruno Nicenboim and Shravan Vasishth and Reinhold Kliegl and Carolina Gattei and Mariano Sigman",
    month = 3,
    booktitle = "{Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference}",
location={The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH},
pages={},
    year = "2014",
    title = "Working-memory capacity modulates antilocality effects in syntactic dependencies"
}


@inproceedings{
    NicenboimEtAl2013AMLAP,
    author = "Bruno Nicenboim 
 and Shravan Vasishth and Carolina Gattei and Pavel Logačev and Mariano Sigman",
    booktitle = "{Proceedings of AMLaP Conference. Marseille, France}",
month=9,
pages={},
url={http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~nicenboim/bib/nicenboimetal2013.amlap.poster.pdf},
    year = "2013",
    title = "The effect of distance on unbounded dependencies: An individual differences perspective"
}

@inproceedings{
    Nicenboim2012CUNY,
    author = "Bruno Nicenboim",
    url={http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/~nicenboim/bib/nicenboim2012.cuny.poster.pdf},
    booktitle = "{Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, New York, NY}",
month=3,
pages={},
    year = "2012",
    title = "{Processing of filler-gap dependencies in Complex NP islands: Evidence from Hebrew}"
}

@inproceedings{
    Nicenboim2012GLOW,
    author = "Bruno Nicenboim",
    booktitle = "{Proceedings of Generative Linguistics in the Old World Conference (GLOW), Potsdam, Germany}",
pages={},
    year = "2012",
month=3,

    title = "{Processing Complex NP islands in Hebrew}"
}