Kay LivesayDepartment: Psychology
Academic Interests: My primary areas of research involve language processing (lexical and sentential) and computational modeling of meaning representation. Presently, I am pursuing research in high-dimensional space modeling of meaning representation, determining the effects discourse constraints on sentence comprehension and examining factors that contribute to individual differences in verbal ability. I have an active research program with a team of undergraduate students. We (my undergraduates and I) recently presented new findings at WPA in Irvine. If you are interested in being a member of the team please contact me.
Livesay, K. & Burgess, C. (2003). Mediated Priming in the Cerebral Hemispheres, Brain & Cognition, 53, 283-286. Burgess, C & Livesay, K. (1998). The effect of corpus size in predicting reaction time in a basic word recognition task: Moving on from Kucera and Francis. Behavior Research Methods, Instrument Computers, 30, 272-277. Livesay, K, & Burgess, C. (1998). Mediated priming in high-dimensional semantic space: No effect of direct semantic relationships or co-occurrence. Brain & Cognition, 37, 102-105. Burgess, C., Livesay, K. & Lund, K. (1998). Explorations in context space: Words, sentences, discourse. Discourse Processes, 25, 211-257.
Hobbies: When I am not on campus I like to play soccer, cook (and eat), garden, hike, attempt to knit, and read science fiction (Ursula K. LeGuin and Robert Zalazny being two of my favorites), not necessarily in that order.
Phone: 503-883- 2708
Peer AdvisorNick Popma