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The development and redevelopment of lexical and sublexical representations  

Language is a fundamental human cognitive ability. It plays an important role in normal development and is the major means for acquiring information in many domains. A number of psychological disorders, including autism, can disrupt the normal functioning of this system. This study investigates spoken language processing and how presentation of a spoken word leads to a mental representation of that word, also referred to as a lexical representation. The proposed experiments will track how lexical representations of particular words shift across time, across number of exposures to the words, and across the phonetic details of the words. The product of the proposed research will be a much better understanding of the architecture of the system that accomplishes language comprehension. Because language is such a fundamental cognitive ability, progress in describing language processing will enhance our understanding of human cognition under both normal and disordered conditions. Project Status


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $380,273.00
Project Number 1R01HD059787-01
Principal Investigator Samuel, Arthur
Received ARRA Funding? Yes
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution The Research Foundation of the State University of New York
State/Country New York
Web Link 1 The development and redevelopment of lexical and sublexical representations (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A