Angel Tabullo

Angel Tabullo
National Scientific and Technical Research Council | conicet · CCT Mendoza

PhD
Assistant Reseracher at Linguistics and Experimental Language Neurobiology Group, INCIHUSA-CCT Mendoza, CONICET

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July 2015 - present
Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina
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  • Professor (Full)
July 2013 - present
Científicas y Tecnológicas de Mendoza
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  • PostDoc Position
January 2008 - July 2013
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (58)
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The personal style of the therapist refers to the dispositions, traits and attitudes that the therapists display in their professional practice. The associations between personal style of the therapist, empathy and theory of mind, have yet to be examined. This study analyzed the associations between personal style of the therapist, empathy and theo...
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Academic skill learning involves different memory systems. Procedural memory needs repetition, while episodic memories are formed from single events and concepts are stored as associative networks within semantic memory. During writing, various cognitive, phonological and motor processes are executed through working memory; whereas long-term memory...
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The English Resultative Construction (ERC) is a satellite-framed structure with no identical equivalent in Spanish. In a series of studies, we analyzed and compared recognition (acceptability judgment task) and comprehension (sentence comprehension task) of three ERC subtypes with the English Depictive Construction (EDC) (which has a Spanish counte...
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Se presentan los resultados preliminares de una investigación en curso cuyo objetivo general es: Analizar la alianza terapéutica tanto en terapeutas como en pacientes adultos que realizan psicoterapia en diferentes formatos de atención: presencial o virtual. Como objetivos específicos se plantearon: Analizar el efecto del formato de atención (pres...
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This study aimed to analyse the contribution of mothers' home literacy beliefs and practices and the quantity and quality of screen media exposure on Argentinean toddler's language. In addition, we considered parent–child joint engagement, as well as adult scaffolding behaviours during the use of electronic devices. A total of 465 mothers of 18–36...
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La comprensión de textos depende de habilidades lingüísticas específicas (como el vocabulario y la fluidez de lectura) y procesos cognitivos de dominio general, como las funciones ejecutivas. Si bien existe evidencia de la participación del control inhibitorio en la comprensión en niños de escolaridad primaria, hay aún cierta controversia en cuanto...
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Resumen La comprensión de textos depende de habilidades lingüísticas específicas (como el vocabulario y la fluidez de lectura) y procesos cognitivos de dominio general, como las funciones ejecutivas. Si bien existe evidencia de la participación del control inhibitorio en la comprensión en niños de escolaridad primaria, hay aún cierta controversia e...
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La comprensión de textos es una habilidad que resulta esencial para el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida. Al tratarse de una habilidad compleja, son distintos los factores que contribuyen a que los niños sean capaces de comprender lo que leen. Entre los procesos cognitivos que contribuyen al éxito en la comprensión de un texto, se han destacado las...
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La comprensión de textos depende de habilidades lingüísticas específicas (como el vocabulario y la fluidez de lectura) y procesos cognitivos de dominio general, como las funciones ejecutivas. Si bien existe evidencia de la participación del control inhibitorio en la comprensión en niños de escolaridad primaria, hay aún cierta controversia en cuanto...
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La comprensión de textos es una habilidad que resulta esencial para el aprendizaje a lo largo de la vida. Al tratarse de una habilidad compleja, son distintos los factores que contribuyen a que los niños sean capaces de comprender lo que leen. Entre los procesos cognitivos que contribuyen al éxito en la comprensión de un texto, se han destacado las...
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The COVID-19 pandemic and its concomitant restriction measures drastically altered the routines and learning formats of students from all levels. In addition, it has been shown that pandemic-related stress negatively impacted their mental health and cognitive functioning. Undergraduates have been signaled out as one of the populations most vulnerab...
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Several studies indicated that the COVID-19 pandemic and the containment measures it required (including social distancing, quarantine and school closure) had a significant impact on children’s mental health. The present study aimed to examine executive function difficulties at behavioural level in school children during the COVID-19 lockdown, and...
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Theory of Mind is a construct closely related to the cognitive aspect of human empathy, which refers to the ability to represent and interpret mental states in others. The term Emotion Regulation includes all processes aimed to modulate the intensity and duration of different aspects of emotional experience. Clinical evidence suggests that theory o...
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The objective of the following study was to analyze the associations of caregivers' literacy practices and beliefs, and children exposure to screen media with lexical density and syntax development during the first three years. A total of 136 primary caregivers of infants between 12 to 40 months of age (M= 26.34, SD = 7.55) were evaluated. The part...
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Reading comprehension is a complex cognitive ability of crucial importance for academic achievement across all education levels. It has been shown to rely on specific linguistic abilities, like reading fluency and vocabulary, and cognitive processes such as executive functions. In addition, it has been observed that reading comprehension improves...
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The health professional’s empathy has a positive effect on treatment outcomes and the well-being of both patients and professionals. The aim of this research was to assess the empathy levels of first-year medical and psychology students and to compare these levels with those of trained psychologists and physicians. In addition, we also analysed the...
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The major typological contrast between English and Spanish lies on the design of the simple Event (Talmy 2000), which has a significant impact on the acquisition of English by Spanish native speakers. While English main verbs tend to codify manner, their Spanish correlates tend to codify result. If result needs to be codified, English resorts to th...
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Resumen: Se presenta un estudio cuyo objetivo fue indagar la relación de los fenómenos de acoso escolar con la empatía y la prosocialidad en niños y adoles-centes. Participantes: 278 estudiantes (162 mujeres y 116 varones), de 10 a 15 años de edad, concurrentes a dos escuelas públicas de la provincia de Mendoza, Argentina. Método: Se evaluó la pres...
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It has been proposed that there is a relation between the capacity to acquire language and equivalence relations. Previous studies show that members of an equivalence class transfer combinatorial properties within an artificial grammar. Reciprocally, in the present work we analyzed whether, after training in an artificial grammar, stimuli with the...
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Se ha propuesto que la capacidad de adquirir lenguaje y relaciones de equivalencia están vinculadas. Estudios previos muestran que estímulos relacionados por equivalencia transfieren propiedades combinatorias en una gramática artificial. Recíprocamente, en el presente trabajo analizamos si estímulos que comparten las mismas propiedades combinatoria...
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Electrophysiology studies have identified two event-related potentials that are modulated by predictive processes during language comprehension: the N400 and a frontal positivity. The N400 is smaller when words are presented within highly restrictive sentences, indicating reduced lexical retrieval costs. Violations of strong predictions generate la...
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Several studies suggest a link between fiction reading and Theory of Mind, a component of cognitive empathy which refers to the ability to understand other people’s mental and affective states. More frequent fiction readers perform better in tasks that require inference of intentions or emotions in others, like the Reading the Mind in the Eyes task...
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This study investigates the influences of: 1) the task order of two stimulus equivalence classes (SEC) probes, and 2) the possible differences within the equivalence trial types. These factors were analyzed together on both behavioral and event-related potentials (ERP) data. Two groups of normal subjects participated in two successive sessions. In...
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Language comprehension is an extremely complex process. The study of its neurophysiological bases has been facilitated due to the use of electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings, identifying evoked potentials related to specific cognitive processes during sentence or word processing. Evoked potentials are the product of activity in different freque...
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We report an eye-tracking experiment that examined argument linking and the role of prominence in Spanish sentence comprehension by testing the interplay between word order and verb type. Previous evidence from a self-paced reading study (Gattei, Dickey, Wainselboim, & París, 2015) showed that comprehenders use morphosyntactic information to form p...
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Introducción La Búsqueda de Sensaciones es un rasgo de personalidad definido por la necesidad de exponerse a experiencias diversas, novedosas e intensas, y la disposición a correr riesgos sociales y físicos para conseguirlas. Por otro lado, la Impulsividad refleja la tendencia a comportarse de manera irreflexiva, sin considerar consecuencias negati...
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Research on the processing of compound words offers important insights on how the mental lexicon is organized. It is a current topic in psycho linguistics if compound words are represented and processed as unitary lexical units (full-listing models) or only as individual constituents analyzed via a combinatorial mechanism (full-parsing models). The...
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We conducted an ERP study of derived relations within stimulus equivalence classes. After successful training of baseline relations, subjects performed a priming task and their ERP responses to the following prime-target pairs were registered: (a) stimuli related through symmetry, (b) stimuli nonrelated through symmetry, (c) stimuli related through...
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Prominence is the hierarchical relation among arguments that allows us to understand 'Who did what to whom' in a sentence. The present study aimed to provide evidence about the role of prominence information for the incremental interpretation of arguments in Spanish. We investigated the time course of neural correlates associated to the comprehensi...
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La formación de clases de equivalencia entreestímulos ha sido propuesta en el campo del Aná-lisis Experimental del Comportamiento como unprerrequisito conductual para el lenguaje. Adi-cionalmente, existe evidencia de que la transfe-rencia de función entre estímulos equivalentespo dría explicar la adquisición de estructuras sin-tácticas simples. No...
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El interés o la preocupación por comprender y mejorar la relación entre el enfermo y su médico pueden rastrearse en los orígenes de la medicina en la Grecia antigua y la Edad Media, a través de la Oda hipocrática y la Oración de Maimonides. El juramento hipocrático define los aspectos sobre el accionar correcto del médico, y el juramento de Maimoni...
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Semantic priming has been widely observed at both behavioral and electrophysiological level as reductions in response times and N400 magnitudes respectively. However, the possibility that stimulus relations derived from associative learning elicit N400 priming effects comparable to those found in language has not been properly addressed yet. Equiva...
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Stimulus equivalence class formation has been proposed as a behavioral prerequisite for language within the field of experimental analysis of be havior. Additionally, there is evidence that transfer of function among equivalent stimuli may explain acquisition of simple syntactic structures. How ever these experiments analyzed sequence functions tha...
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Prominence is the hierarchical relation among arguments that allows us to understand 'Who did what to whom' in a sentence. The present study aimed to provide evidence about the role of prominence information for the incremental interpretation of arguments in Spanish. We investigated the time course of neural correlates associated to the comprehensi...
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La formación de clases de equivalencia de estímulos ha sido propuesta en el campo del Análisis Experimental del Comportamiento como un modelo comportamental para la adquisición de relaciones semánticas, y se ha propuesto que la transferencia de función entre estímulos miembros de una clase de equivalencia podría explicar el desarrollo de estructura...
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The objectives of this study were to determine whether patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) have difficulties in a stimulus equivalence task, and to assess the potential relationship between their difficulties and cognitive impairment. A total of 12 MS patients and matched controls completed the stimulus equivalence task. Patients with MS also com...
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The study of physical similarity relationships (PSR) and arbitrary relationships is of interest because it allows the assessment of the ability to form and discriminate new relationships between stimuli when another response criterion more established is potentially available, like that of physical similarity. The importance of this type of relatio...
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The aim of the study was to compare performance and brain potentials recorded during processing of equivalence relations and artificial grammars. The experiment was condcuted on a sample of healthy right-handed adults whitin 20-30 years old. Subjects were trained in two tasks: equivalence relations learning and artificial grammar learning, percenta...
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Stimulus Equivalence Relations and Equivalence-Equivalence Relations: Effects of the Training Structure. The influence of training structure on the formation of equivalence relations and equivalence-equivalence relations was assessed. Three groups learned conditional relations using different training structures: Many to One, One to Many and Linear...
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Artificial grammars have been widely applied to the study of sequential learning in language, but few studies have directly compared the neural correlates of artificial and native grammar processing. In this study, we examined Event Related Potentials (ERPs) elicited by structural anomalies in semantic-free artificial grammar sequences and sentence...
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Stimulus Equivalence Relations and Equivalence-Equivalence Relations: Effects of the Training Structure. The influence of training structure on the formation of equivalence relations and equivalence-equivalence relations was assessed. Three groups learned conditional relations using different training structures: Many to One, One to Many and Linear...
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El objetivo del presente trabajo es exponer una breve revisión del estudio del razonamiento analógico desde la Teoría de los Marcos Relacionales (TMR), considerando los modelos formulados hasta la actualidad y la exploración experimental. A su vez, se abordará el estudio del desarrollo del azonamiento analógico en la infancia, surgido en el marco d...
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The main goal of the present work is to summarize the Relational Frame Theory (RFT) account of analogical reasoning, reviewing theoretical models and experimental studies published so far. Additionally, developmental studies of analogical reasoning during childhood will be addressed, considering the alternative hypothesis and controversies between...
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Most languages have a basic or "canonical" word order, which determines the relative positions of the subject (S), the verb (V), and the object (O) in a typical declarative sentence. The frequency of occurrence of the six possible word orders among world languages is not distributed uniformly. While SVO and SOV represent around 85% of world languag...
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En este trabajo se utilizó una gramática artificial, consistente en una serie de reglas que especifican posibles órdenes de secuencias de letras, para evaluar la capacidad de transferencia de los sujetos, esto es la extracción de estas reglas y su aplicación a patrones de letras novedosas. Para ello 57 sujetos se asignaron aleatoriamente a dos form...
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En el presente trabajo se estudian las condiciones necesarias y suficientes para el entrenamiento de relaciones condicionales, la formación de clases de equivalencia y de relaciones de "equivalencia-equivalencia". Se investiga además la influencia de la estructura de entrenamiento en la formación de relaciones de "equivalencia-equivalencia" y las p...
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A wide range of studies have found late positive ERP components in response to anomalies during processing of structured sequences. In language studies, this component is named Syntactic Positive Shift (SPS) or P600. It is characterized by an increase in potential peaking around 600 ms after the appearance of the syntactic anomaly and has a centrop...
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Equivalence � Equivalence Relations: Effects of Training-Structure and Competition Between Arbitrary and Relations of Physical Similarity: In this paper we study the necessary and sufficient conditions for the training of conditional relations, the formation of equivalence classes and relations of "equivalence - equivalence". It further investigate...
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The P600 component is a late positivity found after syntactic anomalies in sentences (Osterhout and Holcomb 1992) So far, it has not been addressed if the P600 is found after violations of an artificial grammar without semantic content, based solely on statistic information. The aims of the present study were: (1) To examine the presence of P600 af...
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Se han reportado diferencias relacionadas con la edad en el desempeño de diversas tareas dependientes del lóbulo frontal, incluyendo tareas de memoria de trabajo (Luciana and Nelson, 1998; Luna et al. 2001; Bunge et al., 2002). Se han encontrado también efectos de edad y género sobre la memoria de trabajo en niños (Vuontela et. al, 2003). Además, e...
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Stimulus equivalence (Sidman, 1982, 1994) provides a behavioural model of category learning, and it has been argued that equivalence relations may be related to semantic and symbolic processes. In the present study, we examined ERPs in a category learning task, comparing equivalence related, identical and unrelated stimulus. Methods: ten healthy su...
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Event-related potentials (ERPs) correlates of two test criteria of an abstract category task were dissociated. In a stimulus equivalence task, 10 subjects observed pairs of figures presented serially in three conditions: reflexivity (generalized identity), equivalence (arbitrary derived relations from a previous training), and unrelated pairs. They...
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El presente trabajo investiga desde un abordaje "biocomportamental" aspectos electroneurofisiológicos correlativos al aprendizaje de categorías lógicas en sujetos humanos sanos. Se empleó la técnica de potenciales relacionados a eventos (PREs) para registrar la actividad electrofisiológica de los sujetos durante la realización de una tarea de relac...
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El propósito del trabajo fue comparar la relación de identidad entre estímulos con relaciones discriminativas no idénticas entrenadas. Se realizaron tareas de emparejamiento con la muestra, usando como estímulos de comparación: una figura idéntica a la de muestra, otra no idéntica, pero previamente reforzada durante el entrenamiento. Sujetos humano...

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Hi everyone! I need to examine interactions between categorical and continuos predictors in a path analysis model. What strategy would be more accurate: 1) including the categorical variable, the continous one and the interaction as separate terms, 2) run a multigroup analysis?
I have the same problem with several models. For instance, examining potential differences of executive function (continuos predictor) effects on reading comprehension (outcome variable) among children from different grades (categorical predictor).
Thank you so much for your help!
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Hi everyone! I’m looking for an open software toom to convert .mp3 audio files to text. We are analizing oral narratives from children and our raw data are audio recordings. while this seems pretty straightfprward, we haven’t been able to find a free software that solves this properly.
thank yo so much for you help!
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Hi everyone! I'm running multiple regression models on incomplete data using R, and I applied the MICE algorithm to deal with the missing data. I've been able to get the pooled coefficients (B, t-tests, p-values) with no effort using the available scripts, but I couldn't find a way to obtain "goodness of fit" measures (like adjusted R squared and F) for the pooled data (not individual imputations or original data, but pooled values). I got the same problem using multiple imputation in SPSS.
Thank you very much for your attention, any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Hi everyone! I'm currently designing a study to compare EEG brain activity (specifically, connectivity) during online (hypertext) and traditional fixed/linear text reading. I have the following questions: 1) what would be the ideal EEG measure to describe and compare connectivity between conditions? 2) what would be the best way to control for sensorimotor activity differences between conditions (motor activity related to browsing and link selection, navigation-related eye-movements, multimedia sensory load).
If anyone has experience with this or similar experiments, I would be extremely helpful for any hints, suggestions or advice you may provide.
Thanks in advance!
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Hi everyone! I'm conducting a linear regression and I need to check the model assumptions. I wanted to ask what are the current best practices, and of you could provide a referente. Furthermore: I wanted to ask of Cook's distance is a realiable indicator and what's its acceptable range. Thank you!
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I'm looking for an intelligence test to examine verbal and non-verbal intelligence of children (like WISC or K-BIT) that can be administered in a group setting. My main interest is not to determine a precise IQ, but to obtain a reliable measure of cognitive functioning to include as control variable and compare different groups of school-aged children. K-BIT test would be ideal, since it does not take too much time and includes two vocabulary and one matrices subtest, but I don't know if it can be simultaneously administered to a group of children.
Any idea?
Thank you so much for your attention!
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Hi everyone! I'm designing an acceptability judgment task (AJT) - Likert Scale - and I'd like to keep the number of filler items as low as possible, as the number of experimental sentences is already high (3 x 2 design, 8 sentences per condition). Therefore, I wanted to ask what if there was any consensus about the minimum acceptable number of fillers in an AJT paradigm (and could you provide a reference?).
In addition, I've read that a minimum of 3 sentences per experimental condition is reccomended in AJT, while 8-12 sentences per condition is required for self-paced reading. In your opinion, what would be the ideal number of items in an AJT task (and also, could you provide a reference, if possible?).
Thank you so much for your kind attention.
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Hi everyone! I need to plot ERPs from an EEGLAB study with the mean error displayed as a shade around the waveforms. I'd like to ask if anybody knows the specific syntax for doing this, or if there is an eeglab version with this function built in the GUI.
Thank you so much!
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Hi everyone! We are currently studying the learnability of the english resultative construction by spanish native speakers who learnt english as a foreign language. The resultative construction is of particular interest since it has no equivalent counterpart in spanish, unlike the depictive construction, which is present in both languages. Therefore, we aim to compare the speaker's comprehension of resultative and depictive english sentences, and to analyze the influence of variables such as english proficiency, age of exposure, frequency of use, immersion experience etc.
We have already conducted a pilot study where we assessed sentence comprehension by asking the subjects to choose the sentence that best described the item's meaning, in a multiple choice format. However, we were wondering what would be the best psycholinguistic experimental task to evaluate sentence comprehension. We noted that acceptability judgements of grammatical and ungrammatical sentences are widely used to study syntax structures. Therefore, I wanted to ask psycholinguistic researchers what would be best experimental paradigm to study the comprehension of these structures. In addition: would it be more appropiate to administer different tasks and then compare the results? And what would be the best tasks in that case?
Thank you so much for your kind attention!

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