Greg Maciejewski

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Contribution of language skills to educational attainment; Processing of semantic ambiguity

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20162022

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Area of academic expertise - outline

My main research focuses on two areas:

Language comprehension - my work in this area aims to understand, for instance, how we rapidly and accurately understand the meanings of words we read/hear.

Language learning - my work in this area aims to understand, for instance, how we learn new words or new meanings for words we already know.

I seek converging evidence from behavioural (e.g., eye-tracking, artificial language paradigms) and cognitive neuroscience methods (e.g., EEG).

Current research activities

I am currently interested in:

  • Processing of semantically rich words and words that have multiple interpretations
  • Contribution of language skills to educational attainment
  • Interpretation of quantifiers
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cognitive function and wellbeing
  • Graduate employability skills 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, web-based experiments, mixed-effects modelling, reaction-time distributional analysis, R, Qualtrics, Gorilla

Desired research direction

The goal of my research is to understand how the language system works in adults. As this research continues I aim to identify what things might go wrong and how to improve comprehension skills in children who may read fluently but struggle to understand the meaning of what they read.

Target collaborative organisations

  • Local schools & education authorities
  • Organisations/initiatives concerned with language & literacy
  • Speech & language therapists

Current teaching activities and interests

I contribute to a range of modules but mainly teach:

  • Cognition
  • Introductory psychology
  • Research methods
  • Statistics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

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