Psychology of Language

Stimuli, raw EEG recordings and analysis code for project described in 'The differential roles of lexical and sublexical processing during spoken-word recognition in clear and in noise'
Stimuli, raw EEG recordings and analysis code for project described in 'The differential roles of lexical and sublexical processing during spoken-word recognition in clear and in noise'
Raw RTs and power analysis of three experiments investigating whether planning a spoken response hinders repetition priming from heard words.
Raw RTs and power analysis of three experiments investigating whether planning a spoken response hinders repetition priming from heard words.
Archive of my dissertation on how modality of input (spoken vs. written) influences the efficiency of language processing.
Archive of my dissertation on how modality of input (spoken vs. written) influences the efficiency of language processing.
This is an EEG project investigating whether repetition priming from comprehension to production is affected by a concurrent production task
This is an EEG project investigating whether repetition priming from comprehension to production is affected by a concurrent production task
Experimental scripts, stimuli, raw EEG recordings, pre-processed data, and analysis code for the project investigating the whether N400 still occurs when participants ignore stimuli.
Experimental scripts, stimuli, raw EEG recordings, pre-processed data, and analysis code for the project investigating the whether N400 still occurs when participants ignore stimuli.
Research project ‘Planning for Language Production: The Electrophysiological Signature of Attention to the Cue to Speak’ from Suzanne Jongman, Vitoria Piai and Antje Meyer.
In face-to-face discourse, listeners exploit cues in the input to generate predictions about upcoming words. Moreover, in addition to speech, speakers produce a multitude of visual signals, such as iconic gestures, which listeners readily integrate with incoming words. Previous studies have shown that processing of target words is facilitated when these are embedded in predictable compared to non-predictable discourses and when accompanied by iconic compared to meaningless gestures. In the present study, we investigated the interaction of both factors. We recorded electroencephalogram from 60 Dutch adults while they were watching videos of an actress producing short discourses. The stimuli consisted of an introductory and a target sentence; the latter contained a target noun. Depending on the preceding discourse, the target noun was either predictable or not. Each target noun was paired with an iconic gesture and a gesture that did not convey meaning. In both conditions, gesture presentation in the video was timed such that the gesture stroke slightly preceded the onset of the spoken target by 130 ms. Our ERP analyses revealed independent facilitatory effects for predictable discourses and iconic gestures. However, the interactive effect of both factors demonstrated that target processing (i.e., gesture-speech integration) was facilitated most when targets were part of predictable discourses and accompanied by an iconic gesture. Our results thus suggest a strong intertwinement of linguistic predictability and non-verbal gesture processing where listeners exploit predictive discourse cues to pre-activate verbal and non-verbal representations of upcoming target words.
In face-to-face discourse, listeners exploit cues in the input to generate predictions about upcoming words. Moreover, in addition to speech, speakers produce a multitude of visual signals, such as iconic gestures, which listeners readily integrate with incoming words. Previous studies have shown that processing of target words is facilitated when these are embedded in predictable compared to non-predictable discourses and when accompanied by iconic compared to meaningless gestures. In the present study, we investigated the interaction of both factors. We recorded electroencephalogram from 60 Dutch adults while they were watching videos of an actress producing short discourses. The stimuli...
Stimuli, data, and scripts from AI studies (false memory in picture naming).
Stimuli, data, and scripts from AI studies (false memory in picture naming).
This study tested whether the generation and production effects arise during picture naming. In other words, whether coming up with a word (the generation effect) and saying that word aloud (the production effect) improve memory for pictures that are being named.