2014

Goodbye and Good Luck to Maria Luiza Cunha Lima!

July 18, 2014

Goodbye and good luck to Maria Luiza Cunha Lima who, after her time as a visiting professor in our lab since August 2013, is returning to her home university Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Thank you to Maria Luiza for all her hard work on her ERP projects on plausibility and constraint.

Welcome to Meredith Brown!

July 14, 2014

Welcome to Meredith Brown who is joining our lab as a new post-doc. Meredith comes from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at University of Rochester where she worked with Mike Tanenhaus on investigating the role of prosody in spoken-word recognition and speech perception. She will be researching neurophysiological techniques to probe the mechanisms supporting contextual modulation of speech perception and examine how these mechanisms break down in neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. schizophrenia).

Gina organizes a symposium!

April 24, 2014

Gina organizes a symposium, "Prediction, Adaptation and Plasticity of Language Processing in the Adult Brain." at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, here in Boston. Her talk was entitled "Comprehending events in context: Language comprehension is language learning." Thank you for great talks by the other participants in the symposium: Florian Jaeger and David Kleinschmidt, Matt Davis, and Kara Federmeier and Eddie Wlotko. See here for abstracts.

Our lab's research is featured in an article in Nature!

April 1, 2014

Our lab's research is featured in an article in Nature! The article is called, "Lost in translation. Unravelling the mystery of verbal dysfunction in schizophrenia could yield clues to the nature of the disease", and was written, on the basis of interviews with Gina and Deb Titone, by a journalist for Nature, David Noonan. Thank you to Nature for highlighting the importance of studying language in schizophrenia, and to David for doing such a great job in explaining our research so clearly and eloquently. See the article here.

Gina is an Invited Speaker for a workshop at Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine in Gunma, Japan

March 24, 2014

Gina is an Invited Speaker for a workshop at Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine in Gunma, Japan. The title of her talk is "What can the neural architecture of the language system tell us about schizophrenia...and vice versa?". Thanks to Masato Fukuda, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Yasuki Ishizaki, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology for organizing the workshop. [Abstract]

Congratulations to Nate Delaney-Busch!

March 17, 2014

Congratulations to Nate Delaney-Busch, who has won the 2014 Outstanding Contribution to Undergraduate Education (Doctoral Level) Award from the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.