Contact Information

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



Education

2011–2017 PhD in Cognitive Science, University of Potsdam
Topic: Dependency resolution as a retrieval process
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Shravan Vasishth and Prof. Dr. Reinhold Kliegl
Grade: summa cum laude

2010 M.A. in Linguistics, Tel Aviv University
Topic: Processing Complex NP Islands in Hebrew
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Julia Horvath and Prof. Dr. Tal Siloni
Grade: summa cum laude

2009 B.A Double Major, Tel Aviv University
Linguistics. Grade: summa cum laude
Sociology and Anthropology. Grade: very good



Articles

Published or accepted in peer-reviewed journals

Nicenboim, B. and S. Vasishth (2018). “Models of Retrieval in Sentence Comprehension: A computational evaluation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling”. In: Journal of Memory and Language 99, pp. 1 –34.

Paape, D, B. Nicenboim and S. Vasishth (2017). “Does antecedent complexity affect ellipsis processing? An empirical investigation”. In: Glossa: A journal of general linguistics. 2.1, p. 71.

Nicenboim, B, P. Logačev, C. Gattei and S. Vasishth (2016). “When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory and locality effects”. In: Frontiers in Psychology 7.280.

Nicenboim, B. and S. Vasishth (2016). “Statistical methods for linguistic research: Foundational Ideas - Part II”. In: Language and Linguistics Compass 10.11, pp. 591–613.

Vasishth, S. and B. Nicenboim (2016). “Statistical Methods for Linguistic Research: Foundational Ideas - Part I”. In: Language and Linguistics Compass 10.8, pp. 349–369.

Nicenboim, B, S. Vasishth, C. Gattei, M. Sigman and R. Kliegl (2015). “Working memory differences in long-distance dependency resolution”. In: Frontiers in Psychology 6.312.



Manuscripts under review

Nicenboim, B., S. Vasishth, F. Engelmann and K. Suckow “Exploratory and confirmatory analyses in sentence processing: A case study of number interference in German”. Under review in Cognitive Science; psyarxiv e-print.

Nicenboim, B., T. B. Roettger and S. Vasishth “Using meta-analysis for evidence synthesis: The case of incomplete neutralization in German”.

Vasishth, S., M. E. Beckman, B. Nicenboim, F. Li and E. Kong “Bayesian data analysis in the phonetic sciences: A tutorial introduction”.

Vasishth, S., B. Nicenboim, N. Chopin and R. Ryder “Bayesian hierarchical finite mixture models of reading times: A case study”. Under review in Psychological Review.



Conferences

2017

Vasishth, S., N. Chopin, R. Ryder and B. Nicenboim (2017). “Modelling dependency completion in sentence comprehension as a Bayesian hierarchical mixture process: A case study involving Chinese relative clauses”. In: Proceedings of Cognitive Science Conference. arxiv e-print. London, UK.

Vasishth, S., L. Jaeger and B. Nicenboim (2017). “Feature overwriting as a finite mixture process: Evidence from comprehension data”. In: Proceedings of MathPsych/ICCM Conference. arxiv e-print. Warwick, UK.

Albert, A. and B. Nicenboim (2017). “Linking sonority with periodic energy: Preliminary findings from production and perception”. In: 3rd International Workshop on Dynamic Modeling, Cologne, Germany.

Nicenboim, B. and S. Vasishth (2017). “Models of Retrieval in Sentence Comprehension”. In: StanCon. Columbia University New York, NY.

Nicenboim, B. and S. Vasishth (2017). “Models of retrieval in sentence comprehension: A computational evaluation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling”. In: Proceedings of the Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA.

2016

Nicenboim, B., F. Engelmann, K. Suckow and S. Vasishth (2016). “Number interference as predicted by cue-based retrieval”. In: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) . Bilbao, Spain.

2015

Nicenboim, B., F. Engelmann, K. Suckow and S. Vasishth (2015). “Fail fast or succeed slowly: Good-enough processing can mask interference effects”. In: International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM).

Nicenboim, B., P. Logacev, C. Gattei and S. Vasishth (2015). “When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory differences in unbounded dependencies”. In: Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Nicenboim, B., K. Suckow and S. Vasishth (2015). “Good-enough processing can mask interference effects”. In: Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

2014

Nicenboim, B., P. Logacev, C. Gattei and S. Vasishth (2014). “When high-capacity readers slow down and low-capacity readers speed up: Working memory differences in unbounded dependencies for German and Spanish readers”. In: Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL). Tokyo, Japan.

Nicenboim, B., S. Vasishth and R. Kliegl (2014). “Readers with less cognitive control are more affected by surprising content: Evidence from a self-paced reading experiment in German”. In: Mental Architecture for Processing and Learning of Language (MAPLL). Tokyo, Japan.

Nicenboim, B., S. Vasishth and R. Kliegl (2014). “Readers with less cognitive control are more affected by surprising content”. In: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Edinburgh, UK.

Nicenboim, B., S. Vasishth, R. Kliegl, C. Gattei and M. Sigman (2014). “Working-memory capacity modulates antilocality effects in syntactic dependencies”. In: Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

2013

Nicenboim, B., S. Vasishth, C. Gattei, P. Logačev and M. Sigman (2013). “The effect of distance on unbounded dependencies: An individual differences perspective”. In: Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP). Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France.

2012

Nicenboim, B. (2012). “Processing of filler-gap dependencies in Complex NP islands: Evidence from Hebrew”. In: Proceedings of Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference, New York, NY.

Nicenboim, B. (2012). “Processing Complex NP islands in Hebrew”. In: Proceedings of Generative Linguistics in the Old World Conference (GLOW), Potsdam, Germany.



Invited talks

2017

Bayesian models in psycholinguistics (2017). Institut für Linguistik - Phonetik, University of Cologne, Germany.

Models of retrieval in sentence comprehension: A computational evaluation using Bayesian hierarchical modeling (2017). Colloquium on Sentence Processing at University of Potsdam, Germany.

2015

Fail fast or succeed slowly: Good-enough processing can mask interference effects (2015). Center for Research in Language at University of San Diego, California, USA.

Hierarchical multinomial processing tree models (2015). Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany.

2013

Speed-up does not necessarily mean facilitation: Working memory differences in long-distance dependency resolution (2013). Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany.

The Effect of Distance on Long-Distance Dependencies. An Individual Differences Perspective (2013). Research Seminar in Cognitive Psychology, University of Potsdam, Germany.

The Effect of Distance on Long-Distance Dependencies. An Individual Differences Perspective (2013). Interdisciplinary Colloquium of the Linguistic Department, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

2012

The Effect of Distance on Unbounded Dependencies. An Individual Differences Perspective (2012). Psycholinguistic Seminar, Institute of Linguistics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Effect of Distance on Unbounded (Linguistic) Dependencies. An Individual Differences Perspective (2012). Seminar, Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.



Honors and grants

2012–2016 Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS) Travel Grants
2014 Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs (FNK, University of Potsdam) Travel Grant
2014 Potsdam Graduate School (PoGS) PhD Completion Scholarship (5 months)
2013 Minerva Fellowship Extension for Doctoral Research (1 year)
2011 Minerva Fellowship for Doctoral Research (2 years)
2009 Posis Scholarship from the School of Cultural Studies, Tel Aviv University
2008 Faculty of Humanities Scholarship for Achievements in M.A. studies, Tel Aviv University
2006 Dean’s Award for Achievements in Linguistics, Tel Aviv University



Teaching experience

Workshops and summer schools

2017 “Introduction to Bayesian Modeling using Stan”,
13. Tagung der Fachgruppe Methoden und Evaluation der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie,
Tübingen, Germany
2017 “Introduction to Bayesian modeling”,
First Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology,
University of Potsdam, Germany

Courses

2015–2017 (Winter) Lecturer in “Advanced Data Analysis”. University of Potsdam
2016 (Summer) Lecturer in “Predictions in Language Processing”. University of Potsdam
2015–2016 (Winter) Lecturer in “Individual Differences in Sentence Processing”. University of Potsdam
2015 (Summer) Lecturer in “Predictions in Language Processing”. University of Potsdam
2008–2010 Teaching assistant in “Syntax Beginners” and “Foundations of Theoretical Linguistics” Tel Aviv University



Advising

2016 Daniel Grünke (co-advised with Prof. Dr. Vasishth), Bachelor Thesis
2015 Lisa Münchberger (co-advised with Prof. Dr. Vasishth), Bachelor Thesis,
Topic: “Unflüssigkeiten und Hemmungen in der Sprachverarbeitung im Deutschen”



Reviewing



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