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Getting a grip on sensorimotor effects in lexical-semantic processing - Alison Heard

Researcher Radio

19-09-2018 • 15 min

This week's guest on RESEARCHER Radio is Alison Heard from the University of Calgary. Join us to discover more about language processing. Just how well do we generate language and convey meaning? Just how far can a better understanding of sensorimotor effects take us? And what should you do when you first begin the PhD programme?

We will also gain further insights into the paper, its consequences and Ali's motivation behind her research.

In today's episode, we discuss:

Alison's academic background. [00:38]

We are given an overview of ‘Getting a grip on sensorimotor effects in lexical-semantic processing'. [02:18]

Ali provides the motivation behind her research. [04:21]

Ali discusses the biggest issues in her specialist field. [07:16]

Ali discusses the challenges faced whilst producing this paper. [08:05]

Ali gives us an insight into her current research. [09:40]

We learn about Ali's academic role models and her career aims. [10:47]

Ali gives her one piece of advice for anyone undertaking a PhD. [13:17]

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