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/

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

Eva Poort Presents Talk at Conference on Multilingualism

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Ghent, Belgium.

Eva Poort will be giving a talk about her research at the Conference on Multilingualism (COM) which takes place 11-13 September 2016 in Ghent, Belgium.

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

‘Response competition for cognates: The cognate facilitation effect depends on stimulus list composition.’ – Eva D. Poort and Jennifer M. Rodd (University College London, London, UK).

Posters Presented at the SNL Conference and BPS Cognitive Section Conference

Lucy MacGregor, a researcher at the MRC CBU in Cambridge, and Lena Holderer, a student at UCL, both recently presented posters on their research in collaboration with Jenni Rodd at conferences.

The details and links to their posters can be found below:

‘The neuromagnetic time course of semantic ambiguity resolution in speech comprehension.’ – Lucy J. MacGregor1, Jennifer M. Rodd2, Olaf Hauk1, and Matt Davis
(1MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK; 2University College London, London, UK). [Pdf]

Lucy presented this poster at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference in London, 17-20 August 2016.

 

‘Effects of language modality on the neural correlates of semantic ambiguity processing.’1Lena Holderer, 2Jennifer M. Rodd, and 1Jane Warren (1Department of Language and Cognition, University College London, London, UK; 2Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, London, UK). [Pdf]

Lena presented this poster at Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference in London, 17-20 August 2016, and at the British Psychological Society Cognitive Section  Conference in Barcelona, Spain, 31 August – 2 September 2016.

Five Word Lab Members Present their Research at the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Meeting in Oxford

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Five members of the word lab will be presenting their research at the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) meeting which will take place 8-10 July 2016 in Oxford.

The titles for the talks/poster (and links to the abstracts) can be found below:

‘Effects of Massed and Spaced Repetitions on Word-Meaning Priming’ [Talk] – Hannah N. Betts and Jennifer M. Rodd (University College London, UK).

‘Temporal Precision in Short-Term Memory for Spoken Word Sequences’ [Talk] – Rebecca A. Gilbert1, Graham J. Hitch2, and Tom Hartley2 (1University College London, UK; 2University of York, UK).

‘How easily can we learn new meanings for known words from stories?’ [Poster] – Rachael Hulme, Dasha Barsky, and Jennifer Rodd (University College London, UK). [Pdf]

‘The cognate facilitation effect depends on stimulus list composition’ [Talk] – Eva D. Poort and Jennifer M. Rodd (University College London, UK).

‘Comparing Error-Driven and Associative Accounts of Word-Meaning Priming’ [Talk] – Jennifer M. Rodd1, Rebecca A. Gilbert1, Jane E. Warren1, and Matthew H. Davis2 (1University College London, UK; 2MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK).

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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!

 

Three Word Lab Posters at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society

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Granada, Spain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Three members of the Word Lab, Jenni Rodd, Hannah Betts and Becky Gilbert, will be presenting posters of their research at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society which will take place 5-8th May 2016 in Granada, Spain.

 

The titles of the posters and links to the abstracts can be found below:

‘Listeners use experience across a range of timescales to guide the interpretation of ambiguous words.’ – Jennifer Rodd and Zhenguang Cai.

‘Effects of Massed and Spaced Repetitions on Word-Meaning Priming.’ – Hannah Betts, Zhenguang Cai, and Jennifer Rodd.

‘Associative vs. Error-Driven Accounts of Learning in Word-Meaning Priming.’ – Rebecca Gilbert, Zhenguang Cai, Jane Warren, Matthew Davis, and Jennifer Rodd.

 

Word Lab Poster at the International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC)

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Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Eva Poort will be presenting a poster about her research at the International Symposium on Bilingual Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC) which takes place 14-15th April 2016 in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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

‘Does the cognate facilitation effect depend on task demands?’ – Eva Poort and Jennifer Rodd.

A pdf of the poster can be downloaded HERE.

Word Lab Poster at Psycholinguistics in Flanders Conference

Eva will be presenting a poster about her research at the Psycholinguistics in Flanders 2015 conference in Marche En Famenne, Belgium on 21st-22nd May.

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

‘Processing of cognates and interlingual homographs in L2 is affected by recent experience with these words in L1’ – Eva Poort, Jane Warren and Jennifer Rodd.

PhD Posters at the UCL PPG Cumberland Lodge Conference

Three PhD students in the Word Lab will be presenting posters of their research at the UCL PPG Cumberland Lodge Conference which will take place 27th-28th April. Links to these posters can be found below:

Update:

Following the Cumberland Lodge conference this week, we are pleased to announce that Eva was named the runner up in the poster competition. Congratulations, Eva!