A5: The Role of Language Experience and Visual Context in Surprisal
Project A5 examines the interplay of linguistic and visual context on making predictions and the interdependence with child development and individual differences in language and intellectual abilities. Specifically, we will investigate whether children in contrast to adults make more simplified predictions; whether the frequency of prediction errors influences surprisal; and whether prediction (error) affects acquisition and storage of novel word meanings across different age groups. Understanding the relationship between prediction, error, and learning will shed light onto the neurocognitive basis of surprisal and deepen our understanding of its psychological reality.
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.
Cognitive load in the visual world: The facilitatory effect of gaze Inproceedings
Gunzelmann, G; Howes, A; Tenbrink, T; Davelaar, E J (Ed.): 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, London, UK, 2017.
Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(CogSci 2017), pp. 2261-2266, 2017.
29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY), Gainesville, FL, 2016.
Language Processing: Cognitive Load with(out) Visual Context Inproceedings
Proceedings at the 22nd Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), Bilbao, Spain, 2016.
Proceedings of the 9th Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference (ESLP), Pucón, 2016.
The influence of visual context on predictions in sentence processing: Evidence from ICA Inproceedings
Proceedings at the Language and Perception International Conference, Trondheim, Norwegen, 2016.