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David Vinson

I trained as a cognitive psychologist and currently use behavioural, neuroscientific and statistical/computational models to conduct research related to meaning. I am especially interested in meanings of words and signs, on their own and in context. How do different aspects of our knowledge and experience affect the way we understand and produce language? How do word and sign forms relate to their meanings, and how does this affect their processing? And how are different means of communicative expression combined in understanding what someone else is trying to tell you?

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Dave’s research focuses on the meaning of words but also the additional non-verbal cues like gestures, facial expressions, etc and how we express them and understand them. His research uses a combination of psycholinguistic experiments, computational modelling, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

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Room 406
26 Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0AP

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