2018

Goodbye and good luck to Lotte Schoot!

September 1, 2018
Goodbye and good luck to Lotte Schoot, who joined our lab as a post-doc in 2016. Lotte worked on many projects in the lab, including one project focusing on social, communicative language use in patients with schizophrenia. Thank you to Lotte for all her hard work and help with the fMRI aspects of our multimodal NonCon study. Lotte is now living in the Netherlands and is excited to start the next chapter of her life!

Welcome Samer Nour Eddine!

August 28, 2018

Welcome to Samer Nour Eddine, who is joining our lab as a new graduate student! Samer comes to us from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. In the NeuroCognition Lab, Samer plans to research language processing and psychotic disorders.

Society for the Neurobiology of Language 10th Annual Meeting

August 27, 2018
Lin Wang, Ole Jensen, and Gina Kuperberg presented a poster, titled "Neural evidence for prediction of animacy features by verbs during language comprehension: Evidence from MEG and EEG spatial similarity analysis" at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, held in Quebec City, Canada. See here for the poster and abstract.

Workshop on Real-World Language: Future Directions in the Science of Communication and the Communication of Science

August 3, 2018
Gina gave a talk at a workshop on "Real-World Language: Future Directions in the Science of Communication and the Communication of Science" in honor of Mike Tanenhaus, who was awarded the Rumelhart Prize at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Wisconsin, 2018 ("MTanFest"). Gina's talk was entitled "Researching in our Bubbles: Challenges of Communicating within and beyond the Language Sciences." Thank you to Jim Magnuson, Craig Chambers, Delphine Dahan, Chigusa Kurumada, Maryellen MacDonald, and Mark Seidenberg for all their work in organizing the workshop.

Goodbye (for now) and good luck to Lena Warnke!

July 24, 2018
Goodbye and good luck to Lena Warnke, who, after working as a research assistant in our lab since August 2016, is joining the Cognitive Science and Psychology PhD program at Tufts University in the fall. During her time in the lab, she ran MEG and EEG participants for various projects in the lab, designed and ran her own EEG study, and mentored several undergraduate RAs throughout the past 2 years. Thank you to Lena for helping to keep the lab running smoothly every day. We look forward to welcoming Lena back in the fall as a PhD student!

Symposium on Predictive and Non-Predictive Computations at the 2018 Workshop on Predictive Processing

July 2, 2018
Gina Kuperberg and Matt Davis (MRC-CBU, Cambridge, UK) organized a symposium called "Predictive and non-predictive computations for Bayesian inference in speech and language" at the 2018 Workshop on Predictive Processing, which took place at the Palacio Miramar, San Sebastian, Spain. Gina's talk was titled "Lexico-semantic prediction in the brain: Computational principles." Matt Davis gave a talk called "Predicting and perceiving degraded speech." Máté Lengyel gave a talk called "Bayesian inference in the brain: Predictive coding versus sampling-based representations." Thank you to Dr. Clara Martin and Dr. Nicola Molinaro from the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), who did a wonderful job of organizing the conference. See here for an abstract of the symposium.