Dr. Elise Rosa developed these stimuli for her dissertation research in Jennifer Arnold’s lab. They were designed for an in-person, interactive story-telling task. These stimuli allowed her to incorporate two of her favorite things: murder mysteries and psycholinguistics.
More information about her research can be found here: erosa.web.unc.edu
Dr. Jennifer Arnold is a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, and guided the conceptualization of these stimuli. Her work focuses on the mechanisms that underlie our ability to produce and comprehend language. In particular, she is interested in how speakers refer. For example, do they choose to say “The murderous Sir Barnes“, or “he“?
More information about her research and lab can be found here: