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.

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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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2017

Sekicki, Mirjana; Staudte, Maria

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.

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Jachmann, Torsten ; Drenhaus, Heiner ; Staudte, Maria ; Crocker, Matthew

The Influence of Speaker's Gaze on Sentence Comprehension: An ERP Investigation. Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society(CogSci 2017), pp. 2261-2266, 2017.

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2016

Ankener, Christine; Sekicki, Mirjana; Staudte, Maria

Low Predictability: An Empirical Comparison of Paradigms Used for Sentence Comprehension Inproceedings

29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY), Gainesville, FL, 2016.

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Sekicki, Mirjana; Ankener, Christine; Staudte, Maria

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.

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Sekicki, Mirjana; Ankener, Christine; Staudte, Maria

Cost and Gains of Using Visual Context for Referent Prediction Inproceedings

Proceedings of the 9th Embodied and Situated Language Processing Conference (ESLP), Pucón, 2016.

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Ankener, Christine; Sekicki, Mirjana; Staudte, Maria

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.

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Maria Staudte

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Jutta Kray

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Nivedita Mani

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Christine Ankener

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Mirjana Sekicki

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Yoana Vergilova

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