Word Lab Members Presenting at AMLaP 2017


Members of The Word Lab will be presenting their research at the upcoming Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP) conference, which takes place 7-9 September 2017 in Lancaster.

Rachael Hulme will be presenting a poster, Becky Gilbert (who now works as a post-doc at the MRC CBU in Cambridge) will be giving a talk, and Lucy MacGregor (a researcher at the MRC CBU in Cambridge who has been collaborating with Jenni Rodd) will also be giving a talk.

Titles and links to the abstracts can be found below:

‘Acquisition and Long-Term Retention of New Meanings for Known Words’ – Rachael C. Hulme, Daria Barsky, and Jennifer M. Rodd (University College London). For a pdf of the poster click HERE.

‘Sentence-level learning mechanisms support lexical-semantic retuning during ambiguity resolution’ – Rebecca A. Gilbert1,2, Matthew H. Davis2, M. Gareth Gaskell3, Jennifer M. Rodd1 (1 University College London, 2 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 3 University of York)

‘Neurocognitive mechanisms of semantic ambiguity resolution’ – Lucy J. MacGregor1, Jennifer M. Rodd2, Olaf Hauk1, Ediz Sohoglu1 and Matthew H. Davis1 (1 MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 2 University College London)

Further information about the AMLaP 2017 conference can be found here: http://wp.lancs.ac.uk/amlap2017/

Word Lab Talk and Poster at CogSci 2017


Dr Jenni Rodd will be giving a talk and Lena Blott will be presenting a poster at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, which will take place in London 26-29 July 2017.

Titles and links to the abstracts can be found below:

‘The role of learning mechanisms in understanding spoken words’ – Jennifer M. Rodd1, Rebecca A. Gilbert1,2, Hannah N. Betts1, Matthew H. Davis2, and M. Gareth Gaskell3

(1Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, 2MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 3University of York)

The slides for Jenni’s talk are available HERE.

‘Language Modality Affects Responses in Left IFG during Processing of Semantically Ambiguous Sentences’ – Lena M. Blott1, Jennifer M. Rodd2, and Jane E. Warren1

(1Department of Language and Cognition, University College London ; 2Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London

Further details about the meeting can be found here: http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org/conference/cogsci2017/