Katie Twomey and Gert Westermann win conference paper prize

Katie Twomey and Gert Westermann have been awarded the Best Paper Prize at the Fifth Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics, for their paper A neural network model of curiosity-driven infant categorization. A copy of the paper is available here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Katherine_Twomey

Ben Malem starts a Lucid-funded lab internship

Ben, who is a second year undergraduate Psychology student, has received funds for an internship from the ESRC Lucid Centre. He will spend six weeks in the Babylab to work with Katie and Gert on a project entitled “Curiosity-based word learning”. He will learn about stimulus creation, study planning, and testing infants in the lab.…