Susan D. Lima

Associate Professor

Office: Garland Hall 232
Phone: (414) 229-4359
Web Site:


Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1985

Research Interests:

My primary research interest is lexical access.

Teaching Interests:

Research Methods in Psychology, Cognition   

Courses Taught:

Psych 325: Research Methods in Psychology
Psych 505: Cognitive Process
Psych 705: Information Processing

Recent Publications:

Huntsman, L.A., & Lima S.D. (2002). Orthographic neighbors and visual word recognition. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 31, 289-306.

Lima, S. D. & Huntsman, L. A. (1997). Sequential dependencies in the lexical decision task. Psychological Research, 60, 264-269.

Lima, S. D., Corrigan, R. L., & Iverson, G. K. (Eds.) (1994). The reality of linguistic rules. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lima, S. D. (1993). Word-initial letters and reading. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2, 139-142.

Lima, S. D., Hale, S., & Myerson, J. (1991). How general is general slowing? Evidence from the lexical domain. Psychology and Aging, 6, 416-425.

Rammsayer, T. H., & Lima, S. D. (1991). Duration discrimination of filled and empty auditory intervals: Cognitive and perceptual factors. Perception and Psychophysics, 50, 565-574.

Lima, S. D. (1987). Morphological analysis during sentence reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 26, 84-99.

Lima, S. D., & Inhoff, A. W. (1985). Lexical access during eye fixations in reading: Effects of word-initial letter sequence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 11, 272-285.

Inhoff, A. W., Lima, S. D., & Carroll, P. J. (1984). Contextual effects on metaphor comprehension. Memory and Cognition, 12, 558-567.

Lima, S. D., & Pollatsek, A. (1983). Lexical access via an orthographic code? The Basic Orthographic Syllabic Structure (BOSS) reconsidered. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 22, 310-332.