Evidence of syntactic working memory usage in MEG data

@inproceedings{Schijndel2015EvidenceOS,
  title={Evidence of syntactic working memory usage in MEG data},
  author={Marten Van Schijndel and Brian Murphy and William Schuler},
  booktitle={CMCL@NAACL-HLT},
  year={2015}
}
While reading times are often used to measure working memory load, frequency effects (such as surprisal or n-gram frequencies) also have strong confounding effects on reading times. This work uses a naturalistic audio corpus with magnetoencephalographic (MEG) annotations to measure working memory load during sentence processing. Alpha oscillations in posterior regions of the brain have been found to correlate with working memory load in non-linguistic tasks (Jensen et al., 2002), and the… CONTINUE READING