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Meet the researcher: Jeremy Skipper
Jeremy’s group studies the neurobiology of language use. Language is probably the most fundamentally human function and it underlies our abilities to do so many different things, that understanding how it works in our brain is an essential problem to solve. Jeremy uses neuroimaging techniques like fMRI to understand what the brain is doing during natural tasks like watching a movie for maximum ecological validity.
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…
Laboratory: The Word Lab
"A non-spatial account of place and grid cells based on clustering models of concept learning" - new preprint by @Rob_Mok and Brad Love @ProfData shows that place and grid cells may arise from general learning rules that are not specifically spatial. https://t.co/ad2BFF9IeV pic.twitter.com/vZP8Jl1ZC9— UCL Experimental Psychology (@EP_UCL) September 21, 2018