Pratik Bhandari

PhD Student

Phone: +49 681 302 3878

Saarland University
Department of Psychology

Campus Building A1.3, Room 2.12
66123 Saarbruecken / Germany


As a doctoral researcher, I am working on the project A4 of the DFG-funded SFB 1102 project "Information Density and Linguistic Encoding" since November 2018.

Prof. Dr. Jutta Kray (Development of Language, Cognition and Action / Department of Psychology)  and Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg (Computer Science and Computational Linguistics / Department of Language Science and Technology) are my PhD supervisors.

I am currently investigating the behavioral and electrophysiological measures of language comprehension in a 'noisy channel' across the lifespan from a theoretical perspective of predictive processing.

To put in simple terms, I am trying to understand how the auditory quality of the speech you hear interacts with the words you 'expect' to come next while listening to a sentence, and how this interaction differs among individuals of different age groups.

Apart from the doctoral research, I find myself engaged in talking to strangers; reading literature, philosophy and social sciences; and playing uke.