Elizabeth Schotter

Elizabeth Schotter

Associate Professor


Office: PCD 4119
Phone: 813/974-0377
Lab: PCD 3122



Liz Schotter, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, who joined the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social program in August 2016. Her research focuses on understanding the neuro-cognitive mechanisms underlying language processing and comprehension during reading, music processing, as well as decision making. Her research draws on theories and methods in cognitive science, neuroscience, linguistics, and experimental psychology.


  • 2013 - Ph.D.; (Cognitive) Psychology; University of California, San Diego
  • 2008 - M.A.; (Cognitive) Psychology; University of California, San Diego
  • 2007 – B.A.s; Psychology, Classics; Washington University in St. Louis


Psychology of Language (Undergraduate); Writing & Reviewing (Graduate); Experimental Design & Analysis (Undergraduate); Presentation & Data Visualization (Graduate)


Eye movements & cognition; Language processing; visual processing; reading




(Student co-author in bold)

Milligan, S., Antúnez, M., Barber, H.A., & Schotter, E.R. (2022). Are eye movements and EEG on the same page?: A co-registration study on parafoveal preview of lexical frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, in press.

Antúnez, M., Milligan, S., Hernández-Cabrera, J.A., Barber, H.A., & Schotter, E.R. (2022). Semantic parafoveal processing in natural reading: Insight from fixation-related potentials & eye movements. Psychophysiology, 59, e13986

Lowry, M., Dubé, C., & Schotter, E.R. (2020). Evaluating theories of bilingual language control using computational models. Journal of Memory and Language. in press.

Fennell, A.M., Bugos, J., Payne, B.R., & Schotter, E.R., (2020). Music is similar to language in terms of working memory interference. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. in press

Schotter, E.R., Johnson, E., & Lieberman, A. (2020). The sign superiority effect: Lexical status facilitates peripheral handshape identification for deaf signers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 46, 1397–1410

Reichle, E.D., & Schotter. E.R. (2020). A computational analysis of the constraints on parallel word identification. Proceedings of the Cognitive Sciences Society, Toronto, Canada

Schotter, E.R., & Fennell, A., (2019). Readers can identify the meanings of words without looking at them: Evidence from regressive eye movements. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 26, 1697–1704.

Schotter, E.R., (2018). Reading ahead by hedging our bets on seeing the future: Eye tracking and electrophysiology evidence for parafoveal lexical processing and saccadic control by partial word recognition. Psychology of Learning and Motivation, 68, 263-298.

Bélanger, N.N. Lee, M. & Schotter, E.R. (2018). Young skilled deaf readers have an enhanced perceptual span in reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 291-301.