Congratulations to Linda Drijvers (and supervisors A. Ozyurek, O.Jensen) to successfully defending her cum-laude thesis ‘On the oscillatory dynamics underlying speech-gesture integration in clear and adverse listening conditions’!
Congratulations to Paul Homke, for successfully defending his thesis ‘The Face in Face-to-Face Communication: Signals of Understanding and Non-Understanding’!
Welcome to the CoAct project group, Linda! We’re very happy that Linda Drijvers is joining us as a post-doc and are looking forward to working with her!!
ISGS 2018 conference coming up, featuring especially fantastic plenaries this year 😉 – July 4-8
Judith is going to give a keynote at the Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science DuCog – 27th May
Judith is going to speak at the Context and Reasoning in Dialogue and Other Media (CReDog) workshop in Paris – 5th December.
ERC Consolidator grant awarded to Judith! The grant will fund the “CoAct – Communication in Action: Towards a contextualised model of language and action processing” project. This exciting new project will allow us to investigate the role of visual communicative signals in situated, face-to-face language processing, using a combination of conversational corpus data, kinect, data, experimental data and Virtual Reality. The new project will start on September 1st. Keep an eye out for the job ads!
Paul is going to present his Virtual Reality research on visual addressee feedback behaviour at the 5th European and 8th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication taking place in Bielefeld, Germany in October.
Judith’s talks at UCL Psychology & Language Sciences (12th June), at the Joint Action Meeting in London (25th July) and poster at the XPrag Conference in Cologne (22nd June) coming up!
New book on gesture out!
Why gesture? How the hands function in speaking, thinking and communicating.
Edited by R. Breckinridge Church, Martha W. Alibali and Spencer D. Kelly
Downloadable full text here.