Our new paper has just been published in Infancy. It is open access, so everyone can read it. In this paper we show that when infants learn the name for an object they process this object differently to objects for which they don’t know the name. Our results provide insights into how object and linguistic…
`Gert has given a keynote lecture at the Fourth International Conference on Psycholinguistics in China, Guangzhou, China. Gert talked about “When words and objects combine: Infants at the transition from preverbal to language-based cognition”.
Szilvi Linnert will present a poster entitled “Top-down and bottom-up effects on visual N1 category differences” at the 2015 European Conference on Visual Perception. She has obtained a fee-waiver award through the conference organizers.
Katie has received a small grant from the British Academy for a project entitled “Curiosity-based infant categorisation: an empirical view”. This project will use head-mounted eye tracking to study how infants explore their environment.
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.…
Gemma will present a poster entitled “The role of language cues on flexible memory retrieval at 12-months of age”.
Gemma has received a small grant from the Early Career Small Grant scheme at Lancaster University for a project entitled “Can children learn verbs using an educational touchscreen app?”.
Gert gave a talk at the UCL Psychology Department entitled “From infants’ preverbal to language-based learning about objects and categories”.
Gert presented a talk in the Psychology Department at the University of Zürich, entitled “Learning about objects and words in the first 15 months of life”.
Matt and Gert (together with other members of the Lancaster Babylab) are attending the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Philadelphia. Matt will present a poster entitled “Shyness affects word learning: Evidence from eye tracking”.