Congratulations to Andrea Nadalini from the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, who defended his PhD thesis, "Semantic processing with and without awareness: Insights from computational linguistics and semantic priming." Andrea's primary advisor was Davide Crepaldi. Gina served on the thesis committee along with Dr. Crepaldi and Marc Brysbaert. Gina also gave a talk at SISSA titled "Where and when do we predict in the brain during language comprehension? Insights from multimodal neuroimaging studies. See here for the abstract. Thank you very much to Dr. Crepaldi for hosting Gina's visit.
Gina was an invited speaker at a workshop on "Context and Compositionality in Biological and Artificial Neural Systems" at the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), held in Vancouver, Canada. The title of her talk was "How probailistic is langauge comprehension in the brain? Insights from multimodal neuroimaging studies." Thank you to Chris Honey, Javier Turek, Alex Huth, Shailee Jain, Emma Strubell, and Leila Wehbe for all their hard work in organizing the workshop; see https://context-composition.github.io for videos and slides.
Gina is honored by Tufts University with an endowed professorship. She is now the Dennett Stibel Professor of Cognitive Science! Thank you to Jeff Stibel for his very generous gift to support Cognitive Science at Tufts.
Our lab was delighted to host Dr. Lena Palaniyappan at Tufts. It was wonderful to hear about his exciting work in psychosis, and we look forward to brainstorming more about how to study language and meaning in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Gina was an invited keynote speaker at the Conference on Rational Approaches in Language Science, held in Saarbrucken, Germany. The title of her talk was "How rational is the brain? A probabilistic generative framework of langugae comprehension." See here for the abstract. Thank you to Matthew Crocker, Noortje Venhuizen, and Harm Brouwer for hosting her visit.
Gina Kuperberg, Trevor Brothers, and Edward Wlotko have had their paper, "A Tale of Two Positivities and the N400: Distinct neural signatures are evoked by confirmed and violated predictions at different levels of representation," accepted for publication in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
Thank you to Ole Jensen, Katrien Segaert, and Chirs Anderson for hosting Gina's visit to the Centre for Human Brain Health at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham. Gina gave a talk titled "The Neural Circuitry of Semantic Prediction in Language Comprehension: Evidence from Multimodal Neuroimaging." See here for the abstract.
Gina was an invited keynote speaker at the 8th Experimental Pragmatics Conference (XPRAG), held in Edinburgh. The title of her talk was "What the brain can tell us about the use of pragmatic information in language comprehension." See here for the abstract. Thank you to Hannah Rohde and Chris Cummins for organizing this excellent conference.
Eric Fields, Kirsten Weber, Benjamin Stillerman, Nathaniel Delaney-Busch, and Gina Kuperberg have had their paper, "Functional MRI reveals evidence of a self-positivity bias in the medial prefrontal cortex during the comprehension of social vignettes," accepted for publication in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Congratulations to Nicole Nadwodny who defended her Senior Honors Thesis, "When it comes to the P600, are we all on the same wavelength?: An event-related potential and behavioral investigation of individual difference." Nicole's committee members were: Gina Kuperberg and Trevor Brothers. Here are some pictures from Nicole's defense!