Matt Hilton and Katie Twomey attend BPS Developmental and Social 2015

Matt HIlton and Katie Twomey will be giving talks at BPS Developmental Section and Social Section 2015, to be held in Manchester on 9-11 September.

Matt’s talk, Investigating the link between shyness and early word learning, describes an eye-tracking study of a word learning task designed to tease apart differences in the way shy and less-shy children learn. Katie’s talk, Curiosity optimises learning in a simulated categorisation task, presents a neural network simulation of infants’ category learning and explores how we can make a model that learns via “curiosity”.