Marten van Schijndel

Post Doctoral Researcher

My research involves computational modelling to investigate the effects of working memory constraints on human language processing. This has recently led to eye tracking studies to determine how reading times are affected by memory operations such as encoding an item in working memory or combining multiple previously encoded items in working memory. These studies point to interesting possibilities regarding the organization of language processing in the brain that I hope to investigate with event related potential (ERP) and self-paced reading (SPR) studies in the near future. Of late, I have also begun developing computational models of language learners to study how long-distance dependencies (e.g. 'the APPLE that the horse ate __') are learned based on findings from the developmental linguistics literature.

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Department of Linguistics
222 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210