Lin Wang, Gina Kuperberg, and Ole Jensen have had their paper, "Specific lexico-semantic predictions are associated with unique spatial and temporal patterns of neural activity," accepted for publication in eLife.
Einat Shetreet, Ted Alexander, Jacopo Romoli, Gennaro Chierchia, and Gina Kuperberg have had their paper, "What we know about knowing: Presuppositions generated by factive verbs influence downstream neural processing," accepted for publication in Cognition.
Gina Kuperberg, Kirsten Weber, Nate Delaney-Busch, Candida Ustine, Ben Stillerman, Matti Hamalainen, and Ellen Lau have had their paper, "Multimodal neuroimaging evidence for looser lexico-semantic connections in schizophrenia," accepted for publication in Neuropsychologia.
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 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.
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.
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 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!
Hugh Rabagliati, Nate Delaney-Busch, Jesse Snedeker, and Gina Kuperberg have had their paper, "Spared bottom-up but impaired top-down effects during naturalistic language processing in schizophrenia: Evidence from the visual world paradigm," accepted for publication in Psychological Medicine.
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.