The eye-tracking set-up in the CSL lab is set up and running participants! We have a tower-mount, as well as a desktop mount, for an Eye-link 1000. We’re currently running reading experiments, but the set-up is well equipped for visual world experiments as well. Come by and check it out!
(hat tip: Victor Benitez)
The good folks over at EGI came by this morning to help us set up the EEG lab in the Phonetics Lab in the basement of Bartlett hall this morning. A bunch of folks got a crash course in the system, and we ran our first participant in a visual oddball paradigm. Kevin very graciously agreed to be the first participant in the new system, and after 10 minutes of data recording, we were able to crunch some EEG data and generate our first ERPs: Kevin showed a robust P300 response to oddball targets in a visual task! Data collection and analysis was a snap, and so we can look forward to lots of interesting data coming out of the Bartlett Basement EEG setup in the near future.
Over the next several days there will be a number of other training sessions on various aspects of stimulus presentation, data collection, and data analysis. Come by the Barlett lab to check it out if you’re interested!
The schedule for Psycho/Syntax lab meetings for the fall is all set! We’re going to be meeting Thursday mornings at 9am in the lab suite of 11 Bartlett (size permitting!). Meetings are biweekly, excepting Thanksgiving. All kinds of exciting stuff is lined up for the fall, with the meeting schedule posted below:
9/29: Jason Overfelt, Tigrinya wh-in-situ and visual world eye-tracking
10/13: Meg Grant, Extraction from comparative clauses
10/27: Shayne Sloggett, German case attraction
11/10: Magda Oiry, French wh-in-situ
12/8: Rajesh Bhatt / Brian Dillon, Hindi agreement and Mechanical Turk for judgment experiments
See you there! Meetings will be catered with some as-of-yet undetermined breakfast goodies.
Some of the LSA Summer institute courses have been added to the following worksheet – courtesy of one of the attending students:
Note: Not all of them are public – some are accessible only if you have a CU account.
Hi all! Welcome to the new experimental Linguistics at UMass blog. We’ll keep you updated on the work, thinking, and events that are coming out of South College / Bartlett halls in a timely fashion. Stay tuned for news!