A1: Neurobehavioural Correlates of Surprisal in Online Comprehension

To illuminate the neurophysiological basis of surprisal, Project A1 will extend a neurocomputational model, developed during the first phase of the project, so as to explicitly link surprisal to ERP correlates of comprehension. Further, we will empirically test three predictions that follow from the model: 1) that the P600 is an index of interpretation-level surprisal, 2) that surprisal reflects the generation of
forward and backward inferences, and 3) that surprisal reflects the interaction of world knowledge and linguistic experience.

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2018

Ankener Christine; Drenhaus, Heiner; Crocker Matthew ; Staudte, Maria

Multimodal Surprisal in the N400 and the Index of Cognitive Activity Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, 40th Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 2018.

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Venhuizen, Noortje J; Crocker, Matthew W; Brouwer, Harm

Expectation-based Comprehension: Modeling the Interaction of World Knowledge and Linguistic Experience Journal Article

Discourse Processes, 0 (0), pp. 1-27, 2018.

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2017

Delogu, Francesca ; Brouwer, Harm ; Crocker, Matthew

The P600 - not the N400 - indexes semantic integration Inproceedings

9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL), Baltimore, US, 2017.

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Delogu, Francesca ; Brouwer, Harm ; Crocker, Matthew

The influence of lexical priming versus event knowledge on the N400 and the P600 Inproceedings

23rd AMLaP Conference, Lancaster, UK, 2017.

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Rabs, Elisabeth ; Drenhaus, Heiner ; Delogu, Francesca ; Crocker, Matthew

The influence of script knowledge on language processing: Evidence from ERPs Inproceedings

23rd AMLaP Conference, Lancaster, UK, 2017.

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Brouwer, Harm. ; Crocker, Matthew

On the proper treatment of the N400 and P600 in Language comprehension Journal Article

Frontiers in Psychology, 8 , pp. 1372, 2017.

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Brouwer Harm, Crocker Matthew ; Venhuizen, Noortje

Neural semantics Journal Article

From Semantics to Dialectometry: Festschrift in Honour of John Nerbonne, pp. 75 - 83, 2017.

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Brouwer, Harm ; Crocker, Matthew ; Venhuizen, Noortje ; Hoeks, John

A neurocomputational model of the N400 and P600 in language processing Journal Article

Cognitive Sciences, 41 , pp. 138-1352, 2017.

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Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew; Drenhaus, Heiner

Teasing apart coercion and surprisal: Evidence from ERPs and eye-movements Journal Article

Cognition, 116 , pp. 49-59, 2017.

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Delogu, Francesca ; Drenhaus, Heiner ; Crocker, Matthew (Ed.)

On the predictability of event boundaries in discourse: an ERP investigation Journal Article

Memory and Cognition, 2017.

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Tourtouri, Elli; Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew

Overspecifications efficiently manage referential entropy in situated communication Inproceedings

Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2017.

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Tourtouri, Elli; Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew

Overspecification and uniform reduction of visual entropy facilitate referential processing Inproceedings

XPrag2017, Cologne, Germany Cologne, Germany, 2017.

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Tourtouri, Elli; Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew

The interplay of specificity and referential entropy reduction in situated communication Inproceedings

10th Annual Embodied and Situated Language (ESLP) Conference, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 2017.

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2016

Rabs Elisabeth; Drenhaus, Heiner; Delogu Francesca ; Crocker, Matthew

Reading between the lines: The influence of script knowledge on on-line comprehension Inproceedings

29th CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing Events in Language and Cognition workshops, University of Florida, 2016.

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Venhuizen, Noortje; Brouwer, Harm; Crocker, Matthew

When the food arrives before the menu: Modeling event-driven surprisal in language comprehension Inproceedings

29th CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing Events in Language and Cognition workshops, University of Florida, 2016.

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2015

Tourtouri, Elli; Delogu, Francesca; Crocker, Matthew

ERP indices of referential informativity in visual contexts Inproceedings

Paper presented at the 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, University of South California, Los Angeles, USA, 2015.

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Köhne, Judith; Drenhaus, Heiner; Delogu, Francesca; Demberg, Vera

The on-line processing of causal and concessive discourse connectives (under review) Inproceedings

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Matthew Crocker

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Harm Brouwer

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Francesca Delogu

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Heiner Drenhaus

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Elisabeth Rabs

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Noortje Venhuizen

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