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We are presenting a poster at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society conference that reflects our new research paper titled “Exploring Abstract Pattern Representation in The Brain and Non-symbolic Neural Networks“. In this paper, we present a series of deep long short-term memory (LSTM) models that identify abstract syllable repetition patterns and words based on training with cochleagrams that represent auditory stimuli to test whether there is a correlation between brain activity and representations discovered by the models.

Neural evidence suggests phonological acceptability judgments reflect similarity, not constraint evaluation (2023) by Enes Avcu, Olivia Newman, Seppo Ahlfors and David Gow has been published in Cognition.

A tale of two lexica: Investigating computational pressures on word representation with neural networks (2023) by Enes Avcu, Michael Hwang, Kevin Scott Brown and David Gow has been published in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence.

Abstract representations in temporal cortex support generative linguistic processing (2023) by David Gow, Enes Avcu, Adriana Schoenhaut, David Sorensen and Seppo Ahlfors has been published in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.

Behavioral and neurodynamic effects of word learning on phonotactic repair (2021) by David Gow, Adriana Schoenhaut, Enes Avcu and Seppo Ahlfors, has been published in Frontiers in Psychology, within the section Language Sciences.


We are back in person for conferences this year! All of our posters are linked below:

Society of Neurobiology of Language 2022

From Sounds to Words: Evidence for Lexical Representations Distinct from Nonwords

Computational Pressures Behind the Development of Parallel Dorsal and Ventral Stream Lexica

Causal Representation of Abstract Phonological Properties in Temporal Cortex

Lexical Mediation of Reduplication Effects in Arabic Speakers: Implications for Associationist Accounts of Word Formation

Society of Neurobiology of Language 2021

With current events, most of our presentations have been virtual this year. Our team was honored to present our work at several virtual conferences this year. All our videos are linked below:

Our abstract is scheduled as a Slide Slam presentation in Slide Slam Session N, Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm EDT. Below is the link for the Talk.

Psychonomics Society 2020

Our abstract is scheduled as a talk. Below is the link for the Talk.