Small Grant from the Experimental Psychology Society

Jenni Rodd and Eva Poort  have been awarded a small grant by the Experimental Psychology Society to “Develop a Reliable Measure of Cross-Language Priming”.

They hope to resolve some of the puzzling aspects of their previous work on this topic reported here: https://osf.io/preprints/psyarxiv/ert8k

 

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Rachael Hulme has passed her PhD viva!

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Her thesis is entitled “Incidental Learning of New Meanings for Familiar Words”.

Some of it is already published in Language Learning : click here for access.

Huge thanks to her examiners Kate Nation and Courtenay Norbury.

Eva Poort Awarded OSF Preregistration Challenge Prize

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We are pleased to announce that The Word Lab’s Eva Poort has been awarded one of the Open Science Framework’s (OSF’s) $1000 prizes for the Preregistration Challenge!

The prize was awarded for Eva’s article entitled ‘The cognate facilitation effect in bilingual lexical decision is influenced by task demands’ (Experiment 2 of the paper was preregistered through the Open Science Framework).

Eva was previously interviewed about her first experience of preregistration, you can read the interview in full here: The “Preregistration Challenge” – Interview with Eva Poort.

Further information about the OSF’s Preregistration Challenge is available here: https://cos.io/prereg/

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

PhD Talk and Poster at UCL PPG Cumberland Lodge Conference 2016

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Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.

Two of the Word Lab PhD students presented their research at this year’s UCL PPG Cumberland Lodge Conference, which took place 18-19th April.

Eva Poort gave a talk entitled ‘Does the cognate facilitation effect depend on stimulus list composition?’.

Rachael Hulme presented a poster entitled ‘How easily can we learn new meanings for known words from stories?’ – A pdf of the poster can be downloaded HERE.

We are pleased to announce that Rachael was named the runner up in the poster competition and was awarded the Cecily de Monchaux Research Prize. Congratulations, Rachael!