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Cynthia Siew (Research Fellow)

Cynthia Siew



My research broadly involves using behavioral and computational methods to investigate the cognitive processes and mechanisms that support lexical processing. In particular I apply the suite of tools offered by network science to study the structure of the mental lexicon and see how that affects the way we produce speech, understand language and learn new words. I am also interested in applying network science approaches to understand other areas of the psychological and cognitive sciences.

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Representative Publications:

  • Siew, C. S. Q. (2017). The influence of 2-hop network density on spoken word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 24(2), 496-502.
  • Vitevitch, M. S. & Siew, C. S. Q. (2017). Estimating group size from human speech: Three’s a conversation, but four’s a crowd. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70(1), 62-74.
  • Forbush, K. T., Siew, C. S. Q., & Vitevitch, M. S. (2016). Application of network analysis to identify interactive systems of eating disorder psychopathology. Psychological Medicine, 46(12), 2667-2677.
  • Siew, C. S. Q. & Vitevitch, M.S. (2016). Spoken word recognition and serial recall of words from components in the phonological network. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 42(3), 394-410.