MARCS Monday Meeting (MMM) (Room 3.G.55 - Building 3)
Speaker: Dr Laurence Bruggeman
Topic: Rhyme competition in spoken word recognition depends on the availability of cognitive resources
Abstract: : During speech comprehension, multiple candidate words are activated and compete with one another for recognition. In young adult native listeners, activated words typically include onset competitors and rhyme competitors. Traditional models of speech comprehension assume stronger competition for onset than rhyme, but the fact that rhyme overlap evokes competition at all may even be called counterintuitive. Here, we examined the strength of this competition, focusing on more effortful listening. Using eyetracking, we assessed word recognition by 1) late bilinguals listening to speech in their first and second language, and 2) older adults listening to speech interrupted by bursts of noise.
Speaker: Professor Kate Stevens
Topic: Institute and WSU Updates
BBQ Lunch will be provided at 12.30pm
We thank you for your continued attendance at the MMM's. Let's keep the momentum going.
MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute. Your attendance is both welcomed and expected.
The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom https://uws.zoom.us/j/627146998