Thank you to Simon Todd, Judith Degen and Dan Lassiter for hosting Gina's visit to the Stanford Humanities Center, where she gave an invited talk at the Cognition & Language workshop. The title of her talk was "A probabilistic generative framework of language comprehension: Evidence from multimodal neuroimaging studies". See here for an abstract.
Welcome to Tori Sharpe who is joining our lab as a new graduate student. Tori comes from the NYU Neuroscience of Language Lab where she worked with Alec Marantz on aspects of form typicality and syntactic prediction in English using MEG. In the lab, she plans to continue her research on neurolinguistic processing, with emphasis on interactions with emotion and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Goodbye and good luck to Eric who, after being a research assistant, graduate student and post-doc in our lab since 2009, is starting a post-doc at Boston College and Brandeis University. Thank you to Eric for all his hard work throughout his time in the lab, helping with so many different projects. See here for photos from his farewell potluck. Read more about Goodbye and good luck to Eric Fields!
Goodbye and good luck to Minjae Kim who, after working as a research assistant in our lab since June 2015, is starting her PhD in Psychology at Boston College. Thank you to Minjae for all her hard work on various fMIR, MEG and EEG studies of language comprehension, and keeping the lab running smoothly. See here for photos of our goodbye lab potluck. Read more about Goodbye and good luck to Minjae Kim!
Nate Delaney-Busch gave a talk at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in London, UK. The title of his talk was "Comprehenders rationally adapt semantic predictions to the statistics of the local environment: a Bayesian model of trial-by-trial N400 amplitudes".
Gina is director of the first week of the Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The theme of the week is "Computational perspectives on language prediction in the brain". The title of her lecture is "Neural signatures of prediction error in discourse comprehension".
Thank you to Marty Shenton and Zora Kikinis for hosting Gina's visit to the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she gave an invited talk, "Neurocognition in schizophrenia. Insights from the study of language".