ILST seminar: Zoe Ovans

September 9, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Zoe Ovans Language Learning Lab University of Pennsylvania   Developmental Parsing and Cognitive Control   Processing sentences incrementally entails making commitments to structure and role assignments before all information in a sentence is present. Children in particular have been shown to have difficulty revising the initial structural commitments they make when these turn out to […]

Vishnu “Deepu” Murty Adaptive Memory Lab Department of Psychology Temple University   Threat-related arousal biases the structure and utility of episodic memory   Memories of our past are not veridical accounts of the target event. Rather, an individual’s affective state can bias memory towards the most salient feature of the event. These types of memory […]

ILST seminar: Laurel Perkins

September 16, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Laurel Perkins Department of Linguistics UCLA   Linguistic and event representations in early verb learning   In order to learn the meanings of new verbs, children relate their linguistic representations of the sentences containing those verbs, and their conceptual representations of events in the world. To determine how they do this, we need to understand […]