Psychology Seminar Series

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Seminars

The Division of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences holds a regular weekly seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings.

  • From: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 4 pm
  • To: Wednesday 22 October 2014, 5 pm
  • Location: Chaucer 1803 (LT 4), Chaucer building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LT

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The Division of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences holds a regular weekly seminar series over the academic year to invite excellent internal and external speakers to present their research findings. This is an integral part of our research culture in the Division which stimulates psychological thinking and debate, and informs about current developments in the various subfields of Psychology.

Staff and students from Psychology and the wider University are welcome to attend; Seminars are 4 pm – 5 pm on Wednesdays and will be held in Chaucer 1803 (Lecture Theatre 4) on the City site unless otherwise stated.

This week's event is from Dr James Adelman from Warwick University and is entitled 'Putting inhibition in its place in word recognition'.

Abstract

The letters in any to-be-read word are partly consistent and partly inconsistent with other non-matching words in the vocabulary. These other words influence word recognition, but non-matching words must be rejected. Interactive activation and competition (IAC) has for some time been the dominant framework in word recognition. Within this framework, emphasis has been placed on (1) graded input as the mechanism for influences of other words and (2) lateral lexical inhibition's role in compensating for the ambiguity produced by graded input. Recently, additional indirect experimental support for the lateral mechanism has come from sandwich priming experiments.

I will show that stochastic accumulation offers an alternative to graded input, that lateral inhibition is not necessary and that it is not possible to induce lexical inhibition in priming paradigms where it should occur under these IAC-based accounts. These observations will form the basis of a different framework for word recognition.

Booking information

Staff and students from Psychology and the wider University are welcome to attend.

Should you be external to the University and wish to listen to one of our speakers, please inform the Research Seminars Coordinator Dr Duncan Guest via email prior to the event you wish to attend.

Location details

Room/Building:

Chaucer 1803 (LT 4), Chaucer building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LT

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