CUNY 2018

Here are my abstract and poster for CUNY 2018. Our study evaluated whether listeners can use spatial deixis (e.g., this, that) to predict a speaker’s likely referent. Adults and 5-year-olds viewed scenes while listening to deictic sentences (e.g., Look at that beautiful baby) and neutral sentences (e.g., Look at the beautiful baby). We found that both adults … Continue reading CUNY 2018

cognition paper in press

Reuter, T., Emberson, L. L., Romberg, A. R., & Lew-Williams, C. (in press). Individual differences in nonverbal prediction and vocabulary size in infancy. Cognition. Big thanks to my co-authors, Fernanda Fernandez and Jean Bellamy, and all our participant families!

CUNY 2017

Here are my abstract and poster for CUNY 2017. Our experiment was a first attempt to test a direct, causal relation between prediction and learning. We find that prediction itself doesn't explain how children learn novel words, but 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds who predict and redirect attention toward the novel referent were more successful in learning. That being said, learning 12 … Continue reading CUNY 2017