Hi! My name is César Gutiérrez, I am from Chile specifically from Santiago de Chile the capital.
I studied Psychology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, I completed a master’s degree in Neuroscience at King`s College London, and now I am doing my PhD at UCL under the supervision of Jenni Rodd and Jo Taylor.
The focus of my work is to understand how adults can improve their disambiguation skills. For example, when people read or listen an ambiguous word like “crane” How do they know if this word refers to the machine for lifting or to the bird? And how can they improve the access and processing of these different meanings?. I use web-based behavioural experiments to find answers to these questions.
My PhD work investigates how reading and listening natural language sentences can improve the access and processing of subordinate meanings of ambiguous words like “crane”.