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Gary Dell's work deals with how people produce and understand sentences, and how these processes can be modelled using neural networks. For example, his research on language production attempts to understand production errors or "slips of the tongue." He has developed a neural net model that makes predictions about the qualitative and quantitative properties of speech errors. These predictions are tested using experimental procedures in which subjects produce words and sentences under controlled conditions. A particularly interesting aspect of the model is that it can be used to understand patterns of behavior resulting from brain damage. By changing the processing characteristics of the model, one can produce speech error patterns that are characteristic of certain types of aphasic patients.

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Cognitive Science Proseminar
Connectionist models in psychology
Language production

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University of Illinois
Dept. of Psychology, MC-716
833 Psychology Bldg.
603 E. Daniel St.
Champaign, IL 61820
USA

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Toronto

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Research Output

Masking auditory feedback does not eliminate repetition reduction

Jacobs, C. L., Loucks, T. M. J., Watson, D. G. & Dell, G. S., May 5 2020, In : Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 35, 4, p. 485-497 13 p.

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  • Novel stress phonotactics are learnable by English speakers: Novel tone phonotactics are not

    Bian, Y. & Dell, G. S., Feb 1 2020, In : Memory and Cognition. 48, 2, p. 176-187 12 p.

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  • Maintenance Versus Transmission Deficits: The Effect of Delay on Naming Performance in Aphasia

    Martin, N. & Dell, G. S., Nov 27 2019, In : Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13, 406.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access