Kay Livesay - Associate Professor
- B.S., 1992, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.A., 1996, University of California, Riverside
- Ph.D., 1998, University of California, Riverside. Major: Psychology with emphasis in Cognitive Psychology
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.
- Introduction to Cognition (PSY 183)
- Design & Analysis (PSY 250)
- Seminar in Cognition (PSY 383)
- Senior Seminar: Issues in Psychology (PSY 485)
I like to cook (and eat), play soccer, hike, garden and read science fiction (not necessarilly in that order).