The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research invites you to the "Under-resourced or overloaded? Rethinking working memory deficits in developmental language disorder" seminar with speaker Sam Jones.
The Centre for Language and Communication Science Research at the School of Health Science, City, University of London welcomes Sam Jones to discuss their findings on working memory in Developmental Language Disorder as part of the research seminar series.
Dominant theoretical accounts of developmental language disorder (DLD) commonly invoke working memory capacity limitations.
In this talk Sam Jones will present an alternative view: That working memory in DLD is not under-resourced but overloaded due to operating on speech representations with low discriminability.
This account is developed through computational simulations involving neural networks trained on spoken word spectrograms in which information is either retained to mimic typical development or degraded to mimic the auditory processing deficits identified among some children with DLD.
Simulation demonstrates a novel theoretical account of speech representation and processing deficits in DLD in which working memory capacity limitations play no causal role.
About the Speaker:
Sam Jones is Senior Research Associate in the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).
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