David is a Lecturer in the Department of Experimental Psychology and principal investigator of the Meaning Lab conducting research related to meaning, especially meanings of words and signs. He uses a wide variety of behavioural methods, as well as neuroscientific and statistical modelling approaches to address questions like
- How is lexical meaning represented and accessed in comprehending and producing language?
- How are different means of communicative expression combined in understanding what someone else is trying to tell you?
- How do different aspects of our knowledge and experience affect the way we understand and produce language, and how do we adapt our speech and communication to adverse conditions?
Language, Action and Brain Lab
Jeremy is the director of the Language, Action, and Brain Lab (LAB Lab). The goal of the LAB Lab is to understand the natural organization of language and the brain.
That is, how speech perception and language comprehension occurs in face-to-face social settings in which the brain can make use of context, e.g., prior experience, speech- associated mouth movements, co-speech gestures, facial displays of emotion, etc., to achieve communicative understanding.
Eye Think Lab
My research investigates how internal cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world.
In the standard information processing accounts of cognition, the theoretical model is of a cognitive system that thinks and acts in isolation. Accordingly, laboratory experiments quarantine subjects away from a social context.
Language and Cognition Laboratory
Gabriella is director of the Language and Cognition Lab and co-director of the Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre. She studies the relationship between language and other cognitive functions: both how cognition influences language as well as how language may shape cognition. She uses tools from cognitive and developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience and computation modelling.