Posters and Talks

From Letters to Words, Through Bigrams

Date: 

November, 2018

Venue: 

59th Annual Meeting Psychonomic Society. New Orleans, 15-18 November 2018

The proposal of bigram frequencies playing a role in reading can be traced back to the late 60s, and has recently received support from neuroimaging studies. But despite 50 years of research, the behavioral literature shows conflicting results. Here we present a new paradigm that by using an artificial script, recreates the process of learning word forms from scratch and attains a tight control of confounding factors that otherwise arise due to our lifelong experience with reading.

The Reading Brain as a Statistical Learning Machine

Date: 

September, 2018

Venue: 

Heriot Watt University

We read texts at 300 words per minute, capture information about around 15 letters during each fixation, and access meaning from visual words in less than 40ms, with no need for awareness—these are all incredible feats for a machine with no biological endowment for visual word processing, such as our brain. [...]

Modeling priming effect with distributional semantics

Date: 

May, 2018

Venue: 

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-12 May 2018

Morpho-orthographic analysis does not depend on affix frequency

Date: 

May, 2018

Venue: 

International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 10-12 May 2018

 

The role of the context in countability: a psycholinguistic approach

Date: 

May, 2018

Venue: 

The Count-Mass Distinction A Linguistic Misunderstanding, Bochum, Germany, May 7-9, 2018

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