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Mechanisms of language prediction

What are the mechanisms of prediction in language processing?

  • Current researchers: Florian Hintz, Falk Huettig, Markus Ostarek
  • Key publications:
    • Hintz, F., Meyer, A. S., & Huettig, F. (2017). Predictors of verb-mediated anticipatory eye movements in the visual world. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 43(9), 1352-1374.
    • Hintz, F., Meyer, A. S., & Huettig, F. (2016). Encouraging prediction during production facilitates subsequent comprehension: Evidence from interleaved object naming in sentence context and sentence reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology69(6), 1056-1063.
    • Huettig, F. (2015). Four central questions about prediction in language processing. Brain Research, 1626, 118-135.
    • Huettig, F., & Mani, N. (2016). Is prediction necessary to understand language? Probably not. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience31(1), 19-31.
    • Mani, N., & Huettig, F. (2012). Prediction during language processing is a piece of cake – but only for skilled producers. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance38(4), 843-847.
    • Mani, N., Daum, M., & Huettig, F. (2016). “Pro-active” in many ways: Developmental evidence for a dynamic pluralistic approach to prediction. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology69(11), 2189-2201.