Andrew Jessop


A bit about Andrew Jessop

Since September 2020, I have worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the ESRC LuCiD Centre in the University of Liverpool. Before this, I completed my PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2018. I then worked for two years at the Language Development Department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. My research is primarily focused on understanding the cognitive processes that support the learning and use of language from infancy and beyond through computational modelling and behavioural experiments.

My role in LuCiD

I am a research associate working on the Building individualised models of language development work package. We are using the data collected in LuCiD’s Language 0-5 Project to gain insight into the language that babies hear in their everyday life and how they use this input to learn how to talk. This will involve building computational models to imitate the way we think babies learn language. We can then test these models by comparing the results with the behaviour of the real babies that visit our lab.

LuCiD publications (3) by Andrew Jessop

Lee, C., Jessop, A., Bidgood, A., Peter, M., Pine, J., Rowland, C. & Durrant, S. (2023). How executive functioning, sentence processing, and vocabulary are related at 3 years of age Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Fazekas, J., Jessop, A., Pine, J. M. & Rowland, C. F. (2020). Do children learn from their prediction mistakes? A registered report evaluating error-based theories of language acquisition Royal Society Open Science, 7(11), 180877.

Durrant, S., Jessop, A., Chang, F., Bidgood, A., Peter, M. S., Pine, J. M. & Rowland, C. F. (2021). Does the understanding of complex dynamic events at 10 months predict vocabulary development? Language and Cognition 13, 66–98.

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