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Psycholinguist Extraordinaire
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  Psychonomic Society  |  Society of Women Engineers


Learning speaker-specific structural expectations
Rachel Ostrand, Rachel Ryskin
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2022

Lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on language processing
Daniel Kleinman, Adam M. Morgan, Rachel Ostrand, Eva Wittenberg
PLOS ONE 17(6), 1-14, 2022


It's alignment all the way down, but not all the way up: Speakers align on some features but not others within a dialogue
Rachel Ostrand, Eleanor Chodroff
Journal of Phonetics 88, 2021

Automated Computer Vision Assessment of Hypomimia in Parkinson Disease: Proof-of-Principle Pilot Study
Avner Abrami, Steven Gunzler, Camilla Kilbane, Rachel Ostrand, Bryan Ho, Guillermo Cecchi
Journal of Medical Internet Research 23(2), 2021

Using Automatic Assessment of Speech Production to Predict Current and Future Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Rachel Ostrand, John Gunstad
Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 2021


Speech-based characterization of dopamine replacement therapy in people with Parkinsons disease
R. Norel, C. Agurto, S. Heisig, J. J. Rice, H. Zhang, R. Ostrand, P. W. Wacnik, B. K. Ho, V. L. Ramos, G. A. Cecchi
npj Parkinsons disease 6(1), 2020
Abstract   speech tempo, parkinson s disease, rating scale, audiology, neurology, habituation, dopamine, medicine, automatic speech, motor function

Automated assessment of speech production and prediction of MCI in older adults
Victoria Sanborn, Rachel Ostrand, Jeffrey Ciesla, John Gunstad
Applied Neuropsychology, 1-8, Informa UK Limited, 2020
Abstract   population, cognition, speech production, disease, gerontology, psychology, cognitive screening

Detection of Acute 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) Effects Across Protocols Using Automated Natural Language Processing
Carla Agurto, Guillermo A. Cecchi, Raquel Norel, Rachel Ostrand, Matthew Kirkpatrick, Matthew J. Baggott, Margaret C. Wardle, Harriet de Wit, Gillinder Bedi
Neuropsychopharmacology (2020)


Repeat after us: Syntactic alignment is not partner-specific
Rachel Ostrand, Victor S. Ferreira
Journal of Memory and Language108, 2019

Syntactic entrainment: The repetition of syntactic structures in event descriptions
Nicholas Gruberg, Rachel Ostrand, Shota Momma, Victor S. Ferreira
Journal of Memory and Language107, 216-232, 2019


Phonological markers of Oxytocin and MDMA ingestion
Carla Agurto, Raquel Norel, Rachel Ostrand, Gillinder Bedi, Harriet de Wit, Matthew J. Baggott, Matthew G. Kirkpatrick, Margaret Wardle, Guillermo Cecchi
Proc. Interspeech 2017, pp. 3142--3146


What you see isn't always what you get: Auditory word signals trump consciously perceived words in lexical access
Rachel Ostrand, Sheila E. Blumstein, Victor S. Ferreira, James L. Morgan
Cognition151, 96-107, Elsevier, 2016


When Hearing Lips and Seeing Voices Becomes Perceiving Speech: Auditory-Visual Integration in Lexical Access.
Rachel Ostrand, Sheila E Blumstein, James L Morgan
33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Cognitive Science Society, 2011