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Sam Boeve

PhD candidate

My work in Bogaertslab is focused on reading and reading development. Starting from the framework of statistical learning, I wondered what regularities in text impact our reading behavior. My primary interest lies in investigating how individuals of all ages, from children to adults, harness long-range word dependencies (i.e., the context) to optimize their reading behavior and arrive at successful reading comprehension. Seeking answers to these questions, I will be using eye-tracking and large language models. In doing so, I hope to be able to offer new insights into the way we teach and measure reading proficiency. Outside academia, I enjoy living a sporty lifestyle supplemented by family time, good reads, and strolling through the beautiful streets of my hometown Antwerp.

Sam about Christophe

Christophe is a master at drinking a near-lethal amount of coffee and making jokes (their appropriateness “still a matter of debate”). In between coffees, he is always ready to offer help with coding, be it an experiment or the analysis of an experiment. His skills do not end at the methodological aspects of research as he is also a gifted presenter.

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