Semantics is at the core of any language based activity in our society but arguably one of the most complex aspects to study. To gain a deeper knowledge in how word meaning is processed and stored in human memory, a number of lexico-semantic models have been proposed. These models have been proven to be instrumental in a number of lines of research, ranging from purely theoretical questions, such as atypical word processing, the structure and ...
Towards an integrative model of spoken and written word processing in the intact brain and its decline in primary progressive aphasia and neurodegenerative disease KU Leuven
The project consists of three parts: (1) to elaborate the existing word association network, (2) to investigate the semantic properties of a network that is constructed from the word association data set and (3) to explore neuropsychological applications of word association data. The first part consists of further developing and enlarging the world’s largest word association data set, in several languages. In the second part, the network’s ...
The role of similarity measures in predicting the strength of arguments involving negative evidence. KU Leuven
Memory distortion and emotion: The effects of mood, arousal, and affective valence on the occurrence of false memories. KU Leuven
AIRbezen@School. University of Antwerp
Structural elaboration techniques in L2 vocabulary learning: estimating the effect of metalinguistic contemplation on memory representation Ghent University
This research project aims to take the measure of what contemplation of the form-meaning fit of new words can do to foster new L2 word learning. Form-meaning motivation means that a retrospective explanation can be sought as to why a linguistic unit has come in a particular form or carries a particular meaning. These form-meaning associations has been shown to facilitate the retrieval of new words.
Understanding the Multi-Modal World: Towards Multi-Modal Semantics, Information Search and Retrieval. KU Leuven
Risk and Protective Factors of Dyslexia: A study of auditory temporal processing and morphological awareness KU Leuven
Dyslexia is a neurological condition affecting 5-7% of the population, which impacts an individual’s ability learning to read and write despite adequate intelligence, education and remediation. The predominant etiological view postulates that dyslexia results from a deficit in the phonological domain, specifically in the quality and accuracy of phonological representations. A vital component in the development of phonological representations ...