Carnegie Mellon University

N. Bonnie Nozari

N. Bonnie Nozari

Associate Professor of Psychology

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computational, Learning Science, Neuropsychology


I received my MD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, followed by a Ph.D. degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011. After completing a double postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology respectively, I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins University with a joint appointment in the Department of Cognitive Science. In 2018 I was promoted to the level of Associate Professor. A year later, I joined the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

My research focuses on the cognitive and neural basis of translating abstract thought into words and sentences. I am specifically interested in questions of automaticity and control over the process of language production, and in how people detect and correct errors in their spoken, written, or typed production. The main contribution of our lab’s work has been the demonstration of the applicability of many domain-general computational principles from other domains of cognition to the domain of language production.