A new PhD student joins the group: Chengjia Ye
Chengjia joined the group in Sept 2023 to test how the timing of hand gestures influences speech perception in more naturalistic listening conditions.
When listening is tough
Chengjia Ye will run Work Package 3 of the HearingHands ERC Starting Grant, together with Prof. James McQueen (promotor) and Dr. Hans Rutger Bosker. This WP3 tests how beat gestures influence speech perception in more naturalistic listening conditions. We will assess whether the communicative relevance of a gesture influences the manual McGurk effect by making use of talking avatars, how the integration of gestural timing with spoken prosody varies depending on the saliency of the visual/auditory cues, and whether listeners adapt to variability in gesture-speech alignment.
Great to have you on the team, Chengjia!