Summer 2014 Lab News

Some new publications:

Benatar, A., & Clifton Jr, C. (2014). Newness, givenness and discourse updating: Evidence from eye movements. Journal of Memory and Language, 71, 1-16.

Pazzaglia, A. M., Staub, A., & Rotello, C. M. (2014).  Encoding time and the mirror effect in recognition memory:  Evidence from eyetracking.  Journal of Memory and Language, 75, 77-92.

A recent conference presentation:

Wang, Cohen, & Li. (May 2013). Cultural Differences in Decision Making for the Self and Other.  Presented at 6th Chinese International Conference on Eye Movements, Beijing, PRC.

Some upcoming ones at AmLap, in Edinburgh in September:

Kretzschmar, F., Schlesewsky, M. & Staub, A. Word frequency in context shows differential effects on eye fixations and fixation-related potentials.

Weiss, A. F., Kretzschmar, F., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Staub, A. The influence of lexical association on syntactic analysis: Eye movement evidence.

And some at Psychonomics, in Long Beach in November:

Staub, A., Kretzschmar, F., & Schlesewsky, M. Co-Registration of Eye Movements and EEG Demonstrates Dissociation of Predictability and Frequency Effects in Reading.

Cohen, A., Staub, A., & Hedrick, J. Information Use in Bayesian Reasoning.

Keung, L., & Staub, A.  Number Attraction Occurs Even When There Are No Plurals.

Finally, Chuck Clifton and Mara Breen participated in a week-long symposium “Rhythm and Intonation on the Page” the week of July 14, 2014. The symposium was organized by Peter Elbow, and was held on the top floor of the UMass Library. Chuck and Mara told a dozen or so poets, linguists, writing teachers, performing-art experts, and the like about how experimental research – especially eyetracking – could help them understand what readers got out of what they wrote. They were very interested in how eyetracking could shed light on what goes on in a reader’s head, especially as it involves the little voice that many readers report hearing. Some research collaborations may come out of the symposium (and Chuck and Mara learned a little bit about poetry).