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UCL PALS Connect: MSc Social Cognition

Learn more about the MSc Social Cognition by our MSc Alumnas and current PhD students Melissa and Nuoya.


Hannah Betts

My general research area is language comprehension.  The focus of my PhD is to investigate how people understand words with multiple meanings, and therefore multiple possible interpretations, such as ‘bark’ (dog bark vs. tree bark).  These semantically ambiguous words are very common in English, with around 80% of words having multiple dictionary entries.  Hence it…

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