Research Resources

spreadr: A R package to simulate spreading activation in a network

The notion of spreading activation is a prevalent metaphor in the cognitive sciences; however, the tools to implement spreading activation in a computational simulation are not as readily available. spreadr provides researchers to explicitly study how the spread of activation in a network is affected bu the network’s link structure. It is hoped that spreadr will encourage cognitive scientists to explicitly consider how the structure of cognitive systems affects the way people process information.

BRM Paper | Github | Blog post about spreadr

langnetr: Easily create language networks

The langnetr package was built to help the user easily convert lists of words into network objects based on an edit distance of 1. This could be useful to any researcher who is working with linguistic data and wants to build a network based on character similarity between words. This package would work for phonological transcriptions and orthographic representations of words (of alphabetic languages).

Github | Blog post about langnetr

An Introduction to Network Analysis

Materials related to a tutorial provided at the Virtual Psycholinguistics Forum on 10th August 2022. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a (very) gentle and broad introduction to network analysis. I hope that these materials will showcase the potential of network analysis for language scientists and whet your appetite for learning more about networks!

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Research Resources

spreadr: A R package to simulate spreading activation in a network

The notion of spreading activation is a prevalent metaphor in the cognitive sciences; however, the tools to implement spreading activation in a computational simulation are not as readily available. spreadr provides researchers to explicitly study how the spread of activation in a network is affected bu the network’s link structure. It is hoped that spreadr will encourage cognitive scientists to explicitly consider how the structure of cognitive systems affects the way people process information.

BRM Paper | Github | Blog post about spreadr

langnetr: Easily create language networks

The langnetr package was built to help the user easily convert lists of words into network objects based on an edit distance of 1. This could be useful to any researcher who is working with linguistic data and wants to build a network based on character similarity between words. This package would work for phonological transcriptions and orthographic representations of words (of alphabetic languages).

Github | Blog post about langnetr

An Introduction to Network Analysis

Materials related to a tutorial provided at the Virtual Psycholinguistics Forum on 10th August 2022. The goal of the tutorial is to provide a (very) gentle and broad introduction to network analysis. I hope that these materials will showcase the potential of network analysis for language scientists and whet your appetite for learning more about networks!

Website