Ph.D., 1986, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Altmann studies how individuals incrementally build representations of the events described by unfolding language. He uses a mix of behavioral methods (predominantly eye-tracking) and neuroscientific methods when conducting his research. His other interests include:
- Sentence processing
- Event cognition
- Object representation
- PSYC 3500. Introduction to Psychology of Language
- Event Cognition
Davis, F., & Altmann, G.T.M. (2021). Finding event structure in time: What recurrent neural networks can tell us about event structure in mind. Cognition, 104651
Altmann, G.T.M. (2017). Abstraction and generalization in statistical learning: implications for the relationship between semantic types and episodic tokens. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 372: 20160060. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0060
Staudte, M. & Altmann, G.T.M. (2016). Recalling what was where when seeing nothing there. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, doi:10.3758/s13423-016-1104-8
Solomon, S. H., Hindy, N. C., Altmann, G. T., & Thompson-Schill, S. L. (2015). Competition between mutually exclusive object states in event comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27(12), 2324-2338
Hindy, N.C., Altmann, G.T.M., Kalenik, E., & Thompson-Schill, S.L. (2012). The effect of object state-changes on event processing: Do objects compete with themselves? Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (17), 5795-5803.
Altmann, G.T.M. and Mirkovic, J. (2009). Incrementality and prediction in human sentence processing. Cognitive Science, 33, 583-609.
Altmann, G.T.M. and Kamide, Y. (2009). Discourse-mediation of the mapping between language and the visual world: eye-movements and mental representation. Cognition, 111, 55-71.
Altmann, G.T.M. and Kamide, Y. (2007). The real-time mediation of visual attention by language and world knowledge: Linking anticipatory (and other) eye movements to linguistic processing. Journal of Memory and Language, 57, 502-518.
Honors and Awards
Founding Director, CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 2015-2021
Editor-in-Chief, Cognition, 2006-2015
Moved to UConn from University of York, UK, in 2014. Served on grant panels in both the USA (NIH LCOM) and UK (ESRC) as well as on various panels in Europe (Spain, Germany). Was an Hon. Secretary of the UKs Experimental Psychology Society from 2004-2007.