IDEALAB

International Doctorate for
Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain

  • Oksana Lyalka
    lyalka
    o.lyalka [at] newcastle.ac.uk

    Mechanisms underpinning facilitation and inhibition in word retrieval

    We know that retrieval of words with similar meaning differs from those with the different ones. In this study I am exploring how different features of a word impact the speed of its production. First, by means of RTs measurement I will examine whether different semantic features affect time of word retrieval. Afterward, using ERP technique I will measure whether these timing effects occur at the same time course or at different ones. Implementation of this research will help us understand the nature of organization of the semantic system and may be used for developing testing and treatment tools in aphasia.

    Supervisors:
    Prof. dr. David Howard (Newcastle University)
    Prof. dr. Lyndsey Nickels (Macquaire University)


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