DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
Goh, Winston D.
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Goh, Winston D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D. (Indiana), M.Soc.Sci. (NUS), B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (NUS), B.A. (NUS)

My research currently looks at various aspects of human memory and spoken language processing. Some of my studies explore the interplay between long-term memory and working or short-term memory. I specifically look at how the organisation of lexical knowledge in long-term memory, such as phonological neighbourhoods and semantic categories, can affect short-term memory processes. Another question is whether certain types of retrieval cues or memory codes, such as phonological or semantic codes, are more dominant than others, and how they may interfere with each other in the course of remembering. Related to the question of what type of codes and information get stored in memory, I examine how people make use of non-lexical information to recognise and remember words and sentences. I am specifically exploring the extent to which people remember the indexical properties of spoken language and how voice information may be used in word recognition and memory processes.

Research Interests:
  • Memory and language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Speech perception and spoken word recognition
Recent/ Representative Publications:
  • Goh, W. D., & Goh, C. K. (2006).
    The roles of semantic similarity and proactive interference in the word-length effect.
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13, 978-984.
  • Goh, W. D., Suarez, L., Yap, M. J., & Tan, S. H. (2009).
    Distributional analyses in auditory lexical decision: Neighbourhood density and word frequency effects.
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 16, 882-887.
  • Goh, W. D. (2005).
    Talker variability and recognition memory: Instance-specific and voice-specific effects.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31, 40-53.