Dr. Gwen Rehrig, Ph.D.

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Current Projects

If You See Something, Say Something

with Taylor R. Hayes, John M. Henderson, and Fernanda Ferreira

Speakers often use language to describe the world around them, yet we know little about the real-world interaction of these systems. To talk about a scene, speakers convert a static image into a dynamic description using language (the linearization problem; Levelt, 1993). Visual attention also has a linearization problem because the eye moves dynamically across a scene. The goal of this project is to understand the relationship between scene level information available to the visual system (visual salience, meaning), visual attention, and speech.

Manuscripts related to this project: Henderson, Hayes, Rehrig, & Ferreira (2018), Ferreira & Rehrig (2019), Rehrig et al. (in press)


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