My research focuses on (real-time context effects in) language comprehension across the lifespan (in children, young, and older adults) and how we can accommodate these interactions in processing accounts and (computational) models. I examine visual context effects as well as linguistic context effects (e.g., using eye tracking or event-related brain potentials). How rapidly can comprehenders exploit different contextual cues and how do different world-language relations compare in their effects? Are context effects short-lived or protracted? (e.g., as revealed in post-experiment comprehension and recall scores, reflecting learning). What representations and processes much we assume to model how is language processing and learning informed by
object-based information and past, present, and future events
emotional, spatial, and social context
visual perception (of objects, events, speakers, and of the extralinguistic social context including visual gender cues, eye gaze, and facial expressions)
The processing of different world-language relations have been accommodated in high-level accounts of the interaction between sentence-processing and visual perception
Laboratories: Reaction time, eye-tracking, and EEG
Laboratory protocol (Non-PEER-REVIEWED, CC-BY license)
Maquate, K., Schliewe, C., &, Knoeferle, P. (2020). Laboratory protocol. (March 2020).
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