Marshall R. Mayberry

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Evidence from numerous studies using the visual world paradigm has revealed both that spoken language can rapidly guide attention in a related visual scene and that scene information can immediately influence comprehension processes. These findings motivated the coordinated interplay account (Knoeferle & Crocker, 2006) of situated comprehension, which(More)
Subsymbolic systems have been successfully used to model several aspects of human language processing. Subsymbolic parsers are appealing because they allow combining syntactic, semantic, and thematic constraints in sentence interpretation and revising that interpretation as each word is read in. These parsers are also cognitively plausible: processing is(More)
Recent “visual worlds” studies, wherein researchers study language in context by monitoring eye-movements in a visual scene during sentence processing, have revealed much about the interaction of diverse information sources and the time course of their influence on comprehension. In this study, five experiments that trade off scene context with a variety of(More)
Empirical evidence demonstrating that sentence meaning is rapidly reconciled with the visual environment has been broadly construed as supporting the seamless interaction of visual and linguistic representations during situated comprehension. Based on recent behavioral and neuroscientific findings, however, we argue for the more deeply rooted coordination(More)
Liquid state machines have been engineered so that their dynamics hover near the “edge of chaos” [1], [2], where memory and representational capacity of the liquid were shown to be optimized. Previous work found the critical line between ordered and chaotic dynamics for threshold gates by using an analytic method similar to finding Lyapunov(More)
People process utterances incrementally, often anticipating arguments in advance of actually hearing those arguments. The presence of a visual scene during spoken sentence comprehension has enabled researchers to study the circumstances under which this type of anticipatory behavior occurs and explore the influence of the scene itself. Such “visual world”(More)
Subsymbolic systems have been successfully used to model several aspects of human language processing. Such parsers are appealing because they allow revising the interpretation as words are incrementally processed. Yet, it has been very hard to scale them up to realistic language due to training time, limited memory, and the difficulty of representing(More)