Pamela Fuhrmeister (University of Connecticut) arrived at the 19th of November 2018

  • She received funding from her university to go abroad and stay at ZAS for one month. Pamela is working on the role of sleep and body motion on learning new phonetic contrasts. She has started to run experiments now.

First meeting: Hélène Serré in Berlin from 11th-16th of November 2018

  • Hélène visited our lab, and we exchanged our knowledge on the technical side (configurations of motion capture markers), synchronisation between all multimodal channels, and we started to develop the narratives for our experimental design. Hélène also attended the workshop on "Dynamical modelling" (by Khalil Iskarous from USC in L.A.) organized by Aude Noiray in Postdam. Time was too short!

Uwe Reichel (U Munich) at ZAS from 8th-9th of September 2018

  • Uwe Reichel visited us and showed us different tools to carry out automatic analyses of text (POS tagging, WebMouse.....). Thanks Uwe!

Participation at the Science of Learning Symposium at the MPI for Human Development

  • Researchers from very different disciplines met in Berlin (2nd-3rd of September, 2018) and exchanged their different views on learning.

Hélène Serré's PhD will start in October

  • Hélène Serré will join Gipsa-Lab on October the 1st for a 3 years PhD in Grenoble with close collaboration with ZAS in Berlin. She will work on speech, breathing, and limb coordination during the production and the memorization of verbal information.

Heather Weston's PhD will start in October

  • Heather Weston will joing ZAS on October the 1st for a 3 years PhD in Berlin with close collaboration with GIPSA-lab in Grenoble. She will work on ideosyncratic body properties (e.g. height, weight, training) and their effect on body motion, breathing, and different linguistic levels.