Sayuri is a post-doctoral researcher at the Bilingualism and Psycholinguistics Research Group at Northwestern University. Her primary research interest is in understanding the role of language in how people make decisions. Her recent work involves looking at how using a native vs. foreign language affects the way we take and perceive risks, evaluate and act on moral dilemmas, and the potential roles of emotion and mental imagery. Before beginning her post-doctorate work under Dr. Viorica Marian, Sayuri earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago under Dr. Boaz Keysar, and a B.A. in psychology from Boston University.
Her hobbies include biking along the lake, painting (badly), and learning how to code.