Poster and Talk at January EPS Meeting

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The Word Lab’s Becky Gilbert will be presenting a poster and Lucy MacGregor (a researcher at the MRC CBU in Cambridge who has been collaborating with Jenni Rodd) will be giving a talk  at the upcoming Experimental Psychology Society meeting, 4-6 January 2017.

The titles and links to the abstracts can be found below, along with a pdf of Becky’s poster:

‘New UK-Based Dominance Norms for Ambiguous Words.’ – Rebecca A. Gilbert, Hannah N. Betts, Rachel Jose, Jennifer M. Rodd [pdf of poster]

Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

‘The neuromagnetic time-course of semantic ambiguity resolution in speech comprehension.’ – Lucy J MacGregor1, Jennifer M Rodd2, Olaf Hauk1, Matthew H Davis1

(1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge; 2University College London)

Further details about the upcoming meeting (when released) can be found here: http://eps.ac.uk/

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Poster at Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2016

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Lucy MacGregor, a researcher at the MRC CBU in Cambridge, will be presenting a poster on research she has been working on in collaboration with Jenni Rodd at the Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2016. The symposium, which is an internal event for researchers in language sciences at the University of Cambridge, will take place on 17 November 2016.

The title of the poster and link to the abstract can be found below:

‘The neuromagnetic time-course of semantic ambiguity resolution in speech comprehension.’ – Lucy J MacGregor1, Jennifer M Rodd2, Olaf Hauk1, Matthew H Davis1

(1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge; 2 University College London)

Further details about the symposium can be found here: http://www.languagesciences.cam.ac.uk/events/cambridge-language-sciences-annual-symposium-2016

Dr Jenni Rodd and Dr Julie Evans Awarded UCL Changemakers Grant

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Jenni Rodd, together with Dr Julie Evans (Faculty of Brain Sciences),  has been awarded a UCL ChangeMakers grant worth £1200 for a project aimed at inspiring the next generation of UCL scientists.

The project team will create a set of 5 high-quality video interviews that highlight the amazing achievements of UCL scientists and help to make our students feel part of a community of world-leading research.

For info about applying for the next round of ChangeMakers funding: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/changemakers/projects

Workshop – ‘Word Meaning: Interdisciplinary Themes’

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Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Dr Jenni Rodd will be an invited speaker at a workshop entitled ‘Word meaning: Interdisciplinary themes’. Her talk will be about ‘The Cognitive Mechanisms of Semantic Disambiguation’.

The slides from Jenni’s talk are available here: Slides – Cognitive Mechanisms of Semantic Disambiguation.pdf

The workshop will take place 2-3 November 2016 at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Further details can be found here: http://lex-meaning-concepts.wixsite.com/wordmeaningworkshop

Lunch Hour Lecture – ‘Barking up the right tree: How do we understand what words mean?’

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Dr Jenni Rodd

Dr Jenni Rodd will be giving a Lunch Hour Lecture entitled: ‘Barking up the right tree: How do we understand what words mean?’

‘If you look up just about any word in a dictionary you will usually see a long list of possible definitions, yet it takes no apparent effort to figure out the intended definition of a word when it is used in everyday life. Dr Jenni Rodd will talk about the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to make rapid ‘best guesses’ about a word’s meaning.’

When: 13:15-13:55 on Tuesday 18th October.

Where: Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL, London, WC1E 6BT (access via Malet Place).

This lecture is free and open to all, so please do come along!

Further information is available here: http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:s2n-is5uz5in-rn5qji/lunch-hour-lectures-barking-up-the-right-tree-how-do-we-understand-what-words-mean