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Lucy MacGregor
Research staff, Hearing and language group
01223 273708
    I am a researcher in the Hearing, Speech and Language Group, working with Matt Davis. My research uses EEG and MEG to explore the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying speech comprehension. I am particularly interested in how listeners use contextual information to understand a speaker's intended meaning. My current research investigates how listeners resolve (make sense of) ambiguity in speech.
      Shtyrov, Y. & MacGregor, L.J. (2016). Near-instant automatic access to words in the brain: Neuromagnetic evidence. Scientific Reports.
          Mohr, B., MacGregor, L.J., Difrancesco, S., Harrington, K., Pulvermüller, F. & Shtyrov, Y. (2016). Hemispheric contributions to language reorganization: An MEG study of neuroplasticity in chronic post-stroke aphasia. Neuropsychologia.
          MacGregor, L.J., Bouwesema, J. & Klepousniotou, E. (2015). Sustained activation for polysemous but not homonymous words: Evidence from EEG. Neuropsychologia, 68, 126-138.
          MacGregor, L.J., Difrancesco, S., Pulvermüller, F.P., Shtyrov, Y.S., & Mohr, B. (2015). Ultra-rapid access to words in chronic aphasia: The effects of intensive language action therapy (ILAT). Brain Topography, 28, 279-291.
          Featherstone, C., Morrison, C., Waterman, M. & MacGregor, L.J. (2014). Musical training affects semantic integration in sentence processing: Tales of the unexpected. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind and Brain, 24, 291-297.
          Palmer, S.D., MacGregor L.J. & Havelka, J. (2013). Concreteness effects in the acquisition of novel concepts. Brain Research, 1538, 135-150.
          Featherstone, C.R. Morrison C.M., Waterman M.G., & MacGregor L.J. (2013). Semantics, syntax or neither? A case for resolution in the interpretation of N500 and P600 responses to harmonic incongruities. PLoS ONE 8(11): e76600.
          MacGregor, L.J. & Shtyrov, Y.S. (2013). Multiple routes for compound word processing in the brain: Evidence from EEG. Brain and Language, 126, 217-219.
          Bakker, I., MacGregor, L.J., Pulvermüller, F.P., & Shtyrov, Y.S. (2013). Past tense in the brain's time: Neurophysiological evidence for dual-route processing of past-tense verbs. Neuroimage, 71, 187-195.
          MacGregor, L.J., Pulvermüller, F., van Casteren, M., & Shtyrov, Y. (2012). Ultra-rapid access to words in the brain. Nature Communications, 3: 711.
          MacGregor, L.J., Corley, M., & Donaldson, D.I. (2010). Listening to the sound of silence: Investigating the consequences of disfluent silent pauses in speech for listeners. Neuropsychologia, 48, 3982.
          Li L., & MacGregor, L.J. (2010). Investigating the receptive vocabulary size of university-level Chinese learners of English: how suitable is the Vocabulary Levels Test? Language and Education, 24, 239-249.
          MacGregor, L.J., Corley, M., & Donaldson, D.I. (2009). Not all disfluencies are are equal: the effects of disfluent repetitions on language comprehension. Brain and Language, 111, 36-45.
          Collard, P., Corley, M., MacGregor, L.J., & Donaldson, D.I. (2008). Attention orienting effects of hesitations in speech: evidence from ERPs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 24, 696-702.
          Corley, M., MacGregor, L.J., & Donaldson, D.I. (2007). It's the way that you, er, say it: hesitations in speech affect language comprehension. Cognition, 105, 658-668.