See us this summer!
The members of Brain and Education Lab are doing a range of different research projects and we are happy to talk to you about them. Under this post we will update conference talks we will give this summer. Among others we will present at conferences for societies like SWAET, SSSR and ST&D. If you’re there, come see our talks and discuss our research and let us know what your research is about!presentation 

July

During the 26th annual meeting of ST&D (Society for Text and Discourse) in Kassel, Germany, Paul van den Broek, Katinka Beker and Marcella Pavias will each give a talk.

Paul will give a Keynote for receiving the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award on Monday 18th of July. The title of the talk is "Cognitive processes in discourse comprehension: The interplay of passive processes, coherence-based processes, and the evolving mental representation".

Marcella will give her talk on Tuesday July 19th. The title of her talk is “The effect of imposing a perspective during reading on story comprehension in early adolescence”. Co-authors are Paul van den Broek and Linda van Leijenhorst.

Katinka will give her talk on Wednesday July 20th. The title of her talk is "Children's Integration of Information Across Texts: Reading Processes and Knowledge Representations". Co-author is Paul van den Broek.

 

During the 23rd annual meeting of SSSR (Society for the Scientific Study of Reading) in Porto, Portugal, Marcella Pavias and Josefine Karlsson will both give a talk.

Marcella will give her talk on Friday July 15th, in spoken papers on reading comprehension. The title of her talk is “The effect of imposing a perspective during reading on story comprehension in early adolescence”. Co-authors are Paul van den Broek and Linda van Leijenhorst.

Josefine will give her talk on Saturday July 16th, in the symposium on linguistic, textual and individual factors affecting children’s comprehension of anaphors and connectives in reading. The title of her talk is “The role of connectives in elementary school children’s comprehension of temporal relations between events during reading”. Co-authors are Paul van den Broek and Linda van Leijenhorst.

 

June

During a three-day SWAET workshop (The Scandinavian Workshop on Applied Eye Tracking, 19-21 June) in Turku, Finland, Marja Oudega will give a talk and research-master student Sandhia Bansi will present a poster.

The title of Marja’s talk is “Text processing under cognitive load: The influence of reading skill and visual WM capacity”. This project is in collaboration with Arnout Koorneef and Paul van den Broek.

The title of Sandhia’s poster is “The effect of presentation medium on reading processes: An eye-tracking study”. Sandhia collaborates with Marja Oudega and Arnout Koorneef.



May

During the  ORD research dagen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, both Jolien Mouw and Astrid Kraal (PhD-candidates) will give talks on Thursday 26th of May.

The title of Jolien’s talk is “Kwaliteit van groepsinteractie, etnische groepssamenstellingen en individuele rekenprestaties” (Quality of group interaction, ethinc group composition and individual mathematical learning gains). This projects is in collaboration with Saab, N., Janssen, J., and Vedder, P.

The title of Astrid’s talk is “De ene zwakke begrijpend lezer is de andere niet: Een hardop-denkstudie onder zwakke begrijpend lezers in groep 4” (Children with poor reading comprehension differ in their struggle: A think-aloud study of grade 2 children with poor reading comprehension). Astrid collaborates with Koornneef, A., Saab, N., and van den Broek, P.