Goodbye to Suiping Wang who is returning to China after her year's sabbatical with us. We will miss her in the lab, but we look forward to continue working with her to see through her project examining the effects of task on the modulation of the N400 and P600 ERP components.
Welcome to Eva Wittenberg who has joined the lab as a visiting scholar, funded by a scholarship provided by the European Recovery Program and administered by the German National Academic Foundation. Eva is coming from the University of Potsdam where she completed a masters degree working with Heike Wiese. She will be working with Gina Kuperberg, Ray Jackendoff, Heike Wiese and Maria Pinango, carrying out an ERP study examining the neural basis of light verb constructions.
Welcome to Ellen Lau who has joined as a postdoc, coming from the University of Maryland where she completed her PhD with Colin Phillips and David Poeppel. Ellen will be working closely with Matti Hamalainen and the Multimodal Imaging core at the Martinos Center on MEG and fMRI projects examining the neural basis of the N400.
Welcome to Nate Delaney-Busch, coming from the University of California Davis, who has joined as a new graduate student. Nate has been carrying out neuroendocrinology research in prairie voles. This may seem a far cry from working in a cognitive neuroscience lab, but Nate has also worked with schizophrenia patients in a mental health clinic and is particularly interested in applying basic cognitive neuroscience research to understanding neurocognitive underpinnings of this disorder.
Congratulations to Martin Paczynski who defended his Masters thesis, "Event-Related Potential Evidence for Use of Animacy Hierarchy, but not Thematic Role Type, in the Processing of Direct Object Arguments in Active English Sentences". Martin's committee were: Gina Kuperberg (advisor), Phil Holcomb, Ray Jackendoff, David Caplan and Neal Perlmutter.
Goodbye and thank you to Arim Choi and Abigail Swain who have been research coordinators in the lab over the past two years. Arim will be a graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University where she plans to study the encoding of speech along the auditory pathway. Abby will be studying at Bentley University to get an MBA and an MS in Human Factors.