Dr. Dirk Wulff (Center for Cognitive and Decision Science Uni Basel/ MPI for Human Development Berlin)
Tuesday, 26th May 2020, 16:00 - 17:30
Online Basel Switzerland
Semantic networks across age and language
Semantic networks are the representational basis of our cognitive system and an integral part of prominent models of memory, reasoning, and creativity. Past work has often made the simplified assumption that a common semantic network can be used to understand human semantic cognition, but general theories of learning and development suggest that semantic networks could vary considerably between individuals, depending, for instance, on the person’s age or their cultural background. In this presentation, I will give an overview of our recent work on comparing individual-level semantic networks across people of different age and understanding their role as potential contributors to age-related cognitive decline. Furthermore, I will discuss early results of our efforts to compare semantic networks across countries and languages. These efforts involve the construction of lists of meaning-equivalent terms across seven languages, which currently is ongoing.
DIS-AGREE Grant: TheEuropean Campus „Seed Money“
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