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Eye-tracking!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

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!

Jason participating in an experiment!

Look at that minuteman maroon!

2012: Codeyear

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The ability to code is a great thing to have in your toolkit no matter what kind of language research you’re up to. If you haven’t gotten around to learning the ins and outs of coding yet, though, you’re in luck! The folks at Codecademy have designated 2012 as a code year. This means if you sign up for their program at www.codeyear.com, they’ll send you weekly interactive lessons on coding in Javascript. While mostly geared at web applications, it looks like a really useful program for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of coding. Happy scripting!

(hat tip: Victor Benitez)

Bartlett EEG lab has arrived

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
Kevin getting ready to show us some P300s

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!

Psycho/Syntax lab meetings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

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.

LSA online Courses access

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Some of the LSA Summer institute courses have been added to the following worksheet – courtesy of one of the attending students:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsAWzrlsDdxTdGZUSU5oejRFWC1Ea05xVGdhNnpMMFE&hl=en_US#gid=0

Note: Not all of them are public – some are accessible only if you have a CU account.

New experimental linguistics blog!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

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!