Noam Siegelman

Noam Siegelman

Cognitive Sciences

Subject: Individual Differences in Statistical Learning: Measurement, Theory, and Validity

Supervisor: Prof. Ram Frost

Abstract: I study statistical learning ability, the human capacity to extract patterns and regularities from the sensory input. This ability plays a key role in a variety of human capacities, and specifically in the ability to master a language. In my Ph.D. dissertation I focus on individual-differences in statistical learning ability, and their relation to linguistic performance.


  • Siegelman, N., Bogaerts, L., Christiansen, M.H., & Frost, R. (2017). Towards a theory of individual differences in statistical learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 
  • Bogaerts, L., Siegelman, N., Ben-Porat, T., & Frost, R. (2017). Is the Hebb repetition task a reliable measure of individual differences in sequence learning? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
  • Siegelman, N., Bogaerts, L., & Frost, R. (2016). Measuring individual differences in statistical learning: Current pitfalls and possible solutions. Behavior Research Methods. 
  • Bogaerts, L., Siegelman, N., & Frost, R. (2016). Splitting the variance of statistical learning performance: A parametric investigation of exposure duration and transitional probabilities. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 
  • Siegelman, N., & Arnon, I. (2015). The advantage of starting big: Learning from unsegmented input facilitates mastery of grammatical gender in an artificial language. Journal of Memory and Language.
  • Frost, R., Armstrong, B. C., Siegelman, N., & Christiansen, M. H. (2015). Domain generality versus modality specificity: The paradox of statistical learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences.
  • Siegelman, N., & Frost, R. (2015). Statistical learning as an individual ability: Theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence. Journal of memory and language.
  • Frost, R., Siegelman, N., Narkiss, A., & Afek, L. (2013). What predicts successful literacy acquisition in a second language?. Psychological Science.
  • Kinoshita, S., Norris, D., & Siegelman, N. (2012). Transposed-letter priming effect in Hebrew in the same–different task. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.


Presidential Stipend 2015/16