Stefan Frank

Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen


Erasmusplein 1, Room 6.01

6525 HT Nijmegen

The Netherlands

+31 24 3615491 || @StefanLFrank


\Research    \CV    \Publications    \Presentations

Last update: March 6, 2018
Invited talks  since 2012   [Conference presentations]

Using computational linguistics to study naturalistic language comprehension in the brain
Research colloquium "Philosophy meets Cognitive Science"
Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
June 2018

Lexical representation explains cortical entrainment during sentence comprehension
Workshop "Grammars, Computation and Cognition"
University of Amsterdam
December 2017

Anticipation in language comprehension: prediction and priming show distinct patterns of brain activity
Language and Learning Lab
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
October 2016

Studying language processing in the brain with computational models
Department of Philosophy and History of Science
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
October 2016

Studying language processing in the brain with computational models
Amsterdam Brain & Cognition Summer School
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2016

Anticipation in language comprehension: prediction and priming show distinct patterns of brain activity
Department of Experimental Psychology
University College London, UK
April 2016

Word anticipation during language comprehension: Neural effects of surprisal and semantic distance

Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

November 2015


Language statistics and brain activity during sentence comprehension
INCERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, Paris, France
November 2015

Workshop Frequency metrics in psycho- and sociolinguistics

Freiburg, Germany, July 2015

Your brain on computational linguistics
Israeli Seminar on Computational Linguistics
Ra'anana, Israel, June 2015

Studying sentence comprehension with statistical language models
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
January 2015

School of Psychology
University of Nottingham, UK
October 2014

Exploring the brain's response to word information

Department of Computational Linguistics and Phonetics
Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
January 2014

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham, UK
January 2014

Tilburg Center for Cognition and Communication
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
December 2013

How hierarchical is language use? Evidence from eye tracking, EEG, and statistical language models
Artificial Intelligence Lab
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
April 2013

Predicting cognitive effort during reading: Eye tracking and EEG
Centre for Language Studies
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
March 2013

Stem Cell & Brain Research Institute
Lyon, France
January 2013

Effects of word predictability during reading: language models explain reading time and pupil size

Cognitive Psychology Laboratory
University of Aix-Marseille, France
April 2012 

Conference presentations since 2012    [Invited talks]

Sensitivity to language statistics in first and second language reading [poster]
2nd International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children
Braunschweig, Germany, May 2018

Lexical representation explains cortical entrainment during speech perception [poster]
13th International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, August 2017

Word embedding distance does not predict word reading time
39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
London, UK, July 2017


Non-syntactic processing explains cortical entrainment during speech perception
39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
London, UK, July 2017

Non-syntactic processing explains cortical entrainment during speech perception
30th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
Cambridge, MA, March 2017

Statistical learning bias predicts second-language reading efficiency
38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Philadelphia, PA, August 2016

From words to behaviour via semantic networks
38th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society and 15th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop
Philadelphia, PA, August 2016

Sensitivity to language statistics during reading: (How) do do native and non-natives differ?
Symposium on non-nativeness
Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 2016

Anticipation in language comprehension: word probability and semantic relatedness reveal distinct patterns of brain activity
International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
Granada, Spain, May 2016

Modelling bilingual sentence reading
10th International Symposium on Bilingualism
New Brunswick, NJ, May 2015

Cross-linguistic differences in processing double-embedded relative clauses: Working-memory constraints or language statistics?
Workshop Modelling the mechanisms: Challenges and aims for usage-based computational models of grammatical development
Osnabrück, Germany, September 2014

Modelling reading times in bilingual sentence comprehension
14th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop
Lancaster, UK, August 2014

Modelling reading times in bilingual sentence comprehension
34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Québec City, Canada, July 2014

Cross-linguistic differences in processing double-embedded relative clauses: Working-memory constraints or language statistics? [poster]
34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Québec City, Canada, July 2014

Word and part-of-speech surprisal predict N400 and ELAN amplitude during reading [poster]
Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Marseille, France, September 2013

Language-specific influence on short-term forgetting in sentence comprehension: Evidence from Dutch [poster]
Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Marseille, France, September 2013

Word surprisal predicts N400 amplitude during reading
51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013

The origin of surprisal effects during reading: evidence from pupillometry [poster]
Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing
Riva del Garda, Italy, September 2012

Modelling cognitive effort during reading: Neural networks outperform grammars (again)

13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop
San Sebastian, Spain, July 2012

Early effects of word surprisal on pupil size during reading [poster]

34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Sapporo, Japan, August 2012

Word information as a measure of cognitive effort in sentence comprehension
4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
London, UK, July 2012

Lexical surprisal as a general predictor of reading time
13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Avignon, France, April 2012