ECEM 2007 

University of Potsdam, College of Human Sciences, Department of Psychology 14th European Conference on Eye Movements
14th European Conference on Eye Movements
19-23 August 2007 in Potsdam, Germany

Invited Speaker

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Gerry Altmann

University of York, UK


My current research addresses the processes and representations that enable an unfolding sentence to be mapped onto a concurrent visual scene. Typically, participants' eyes move swiftly to objects that are named, but they can also reflect the anticipation of the unfolding language, so that they move swiftly to objects that are about to be named. My recent interests include whether such language-mediation of visual attention is automatic, and how language can mediate the representation of a concurrent (or absent) visual scene.

Selected publications

Altmann, G.T.M. and Kamide, Y. (in press). The real-time mediation of visual attention by language and world knowledge: Linking anticipatory (and other) eye movements to linguistic processing. Journal of Memory and Language.

Huettig, F., & Altmann, G.T.M. (2005). Word meaning and the control of eye fixation: Semantic competitor effects and the visual world paradigm. Cognition, 96(1), 2332.

Kamide, Y., Altmann, G.T.M., & Haywood, S. (2003). The time-course of prediction in incremental sentence processing: Evidence from anticipatory eye-movements. Journal of Memory and Language. 49, 133-159.

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