Professor of Psycholinguistics
Principal Investigator: Excellence Cluster “Multimodal Computing and Interaction”
Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics, Saarland University

Professional activities:

Selected recent publications:

  • Harm Brouwer and Matthew W. Crocker. On the Proper Treatment of the N400 and P600 in Language Comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:1327, 2017.
  • Harm Brouwer, Matthew W. Crocker, Noortje Venhuizen, and John Hoeks. A Neurocomputational Model of the N400 and the P600 in Language Processing. Cognitive Science, 41:1318-1352, 2017.
  • Francesca Delogu, Heiner Drenhaus and Matthew W. Crocker. Teasing apart coercion and surprisal: Evidence from ERPs and eye-movements. Cognition, 161:46-59, 2017.
  • Harm Brouwer, Matthew W. Crocker and Noortje Venhuizen. Neural Semantics. In: Wieling, M., Kroon, M., Van Noord, G., and Bouma, G. (eds.), From Semantics to Dialectometry: Festschrift for John Nerbonne, pp. 75–83. College Publications, 2017.
  • Konstantina Garoufi, Maria Staudte, Alexander Koller and Matthew W. Crocker. Exploiting listener gaze to improve situated communication in dynamic virtual environments. Cognitive Science, 40:1671-1703, 2016.
  • Harm Brouwer and Matthew W. Crocker. On the Organization of the Perisylvian Cortex: Insights from the Electrophysiology of Language. Comment on "Towards a Computational Comparative Neuroprimatology: Framing the language-ready brain" by M.A. Arbib. Physics of Life Reviews, 16:58-60, 2016. [pdf]
  • Matthew W. Crocker. Vera Demberg and Elke Teich. Information Density and Linguistic Encoding (IDeaL). Künstliche Intelligenz, 30:77-81, 2016. [link]
  • Pia Knoeferle, Pirita Pyykkönnen-Klauck and Matthew W. Crocker (eds). Visually Situated Language Comprehension. John Benjamins, 2016.
  • Judith Koehne and Matthew Crocker. The interplay of cross-situational word learning and sentence-level constraints. Cognitive Science, 39:849-889, 2015. [pdf]
  • Maria Staudte, Matthew W. Crocker, Alexis Heloir and Michael Kipp. The influence of speaker gaze on listener comprehension: Contrasting visual versus intentional accounts. Cognition, 133:317-328,2014. [link]
  • Afra Alishahi, Afsaneh Fazly, Judith Koehne and Matthew W. Crocker. Sentence-based attentional mechanisms in word learning: evidence from a computational model. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:200, 2012. [pdf]
  • Andrea Weber and Matthew W. Crocker. On the nature of semantic constraints on lexical access. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 41:195-214, 2012. [pdf]
  • Jan Švantner, Igor Farkaš and Matthew W. Crocker. Modeling utterance-mediated visual attention during situated comprehension. Neural Network World, 22(2):85-101, 2012. [pdf]
  • Maria Staudte and Matthew W. Crocker. Investigating Joint Attention Mechanisms through Spoken Human-Robot Interaction. Cognition, 120:268-291, 2011. [link]
  • Matthew W. Crocker. Computational Psycholinguistics. In: Lappin, Clark and Fox (eds) The Handbook of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing, Blackwell, UK, 2010. [pdf]
  • Matthew W. Crocker, Pia Knoeferle and Marshall Mayberry. Situated Sentence Comprehension: The Coordinated Interplay Account and a Neurobehavioral Model. Brain and Language, 112(3), 2010. [pdf]

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