The Role of Language Experience and Visual Context in Surprisal
Project A5 examines the interplay of linguistic and visual context on making predictions and the interdependence with child development and individual differences in language and intellectual abilities.
Specifically, we will investigate whether children in contrast to adults make more simplified predictions; whether the frequency of prediction errors influences surprisal; and whether prediction (error) affects acquisition and storage of novel word meanings across different age groups. Understanding the relationship between prediction, error, and learning will shed light onto the neurocognitive basis of surprisal and deepen our understanding of its psychological reality.
Other Area-A Projects
- Neurobehavioural Correlates of Surprisal in Online Comprehension A1
- Modelling the Information Density of Event Sequences in Texts A3
- Language Comprehension in a Noisy Channel A4
- The Role of Semantic Surprisal for Memory Formation and Retrieval A6
- Controlling Information Density in Discourse Generation A7