Thank you to the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Boston University, for hosting Gina's visit, where she gave an invited talk at the at the department's Colloquium series, titled "Language in Schizophrenia: A hierarchical dynamic generative framework".
Nate Delaney-Busch is an invited speaker at a symposium chaired by Johanna M. Kissler, "Affective neurolinguistics: How emotion modulates basic language processing", at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research in Seattle, WA. His talk is titled, "The Avalanche Effect: Emotionally salient words are never rare to your brain."
Welcome to Lotte Schoot who is joining our lab as a new post-doc! Lotte comes from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where she worked with Peter Hagoort and Katrien Segaert on language processing in conversational contexts, using various behavioral and fMRI methods. She will be investigating the neural mechanisms underlying prediction using fMRI methods.
Goodbye and good luck to Eddie Wlotko who, after working as a postdoc in our lab since November 2012, is starting a new position at the Moss Rehab Center. During his time at the Kuperberg Lab, Eddie worked with Gina Kuperberg on ERP and multimodal studies examining predictive comprehension at multiple levels of language representation. Thank you to Eddie for all of his hard work!
Welcome to Lin Wang who is joining our lab as a new post-doc. She comes most recently from the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University in the Netherlands where she conducted post-doctoral research with Peter Hagoort and Ole Jensen. Lin is intereted in the neural mechanisms underlying prediction, attention and emotion during language comprehension and will be using MEG and fMRI to study the coordination of language networks under the generative hierarchical probabilistic framework.
Eddie Wlotko and Einat Shetreet present posters at the 8th Annual Society for the Neuroscience of Language Conference held in London. Past present and future members of the NeuroCognition Lab - Gina Kuperberg, Mante Nieuwland, Lotte Schoot, Einat Shetreet, Lin Wang, Suiping Wang, Kirsten Weber, and Eddie Wlotko - got together for lunch in London. See here for photos of Eddie and Einat presenting and the group out for lunch.
Welcome to Lena Warnke who is joining our lab as a new research assistant. Lena comes from the Neuroscience of Language Lab at New York University where she worked under Dr. Alec Marantz on projects investigating phonological ambiguity resolution using MEG and behavioral methods. She will be working on ERP and MEG projects and assisting with the Cognitive Science graduate program at Tufts University.
Goodbye and good luck to Bram Vandekerckhove who, after working as a postdoc in our lab since September 2015, is starting a new position as a Data Scientist at Eagle Genomics. During his time at the Kuperberg lab, Bram worked with Gina Kuperberg on ERP research into the nature of categorical abstration during combinatory language processing. Thank you to Bram for all of his hard work!