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 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
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.…