Congratulations to Victoria Sharpe for receiving the Tufts Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Academic Scholarship Award! This award recognizes students' overall academic achievement, as evidenced by course grades, quality of papers, theses and projects. Check out some examples of her work on schizophrenia and language:
Victoria Sharpe, Lotte Schoot, Kathryn Eve Lewandowski, Dost Ongur, Halide Bilge Türközer, Tuna Hasoglu, and Gina Kuperberg have had their paper, "We both say tomato: Intact lexical alignment in schizophrenia and bipola disorder" accepted for publication in Schizophrenia Research. Read the the manuscript here: Full Text & Supplementary Materials
Congratulations to Samer Nour Eddine! Sam was chosen as the recipient for this year's Innovations in Psychological Science Award. This is awarded by the Psychology department to a Cognitive Science or Psychology graduate student whose scholarship shows innovations toward unraveling the mysteries of Psychological Science. This award recognizes Sam's work on developing the first predictive coding model of the N400!
Gina presented her talk on predictive processing and language in psychosis in the final lecture of the DISCOURSE Inaugural Seminar Series. Thank you to Dr. Lena Palaniyappan for organizing, and Dr. Deb Titone on acting as discussant for the seminar. Watch the full talk, "Language, Thought and Communication in Psychosis: A Predictive Coding Framework" here: YouTube
Samer Nour Eddine gave an invited slide presentation at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language 2021 Virtual Edition. The title of his talk is "Divide & Concur: A Predictive Coding Account of the N400 Event-Related Potential Component". Link to Talk | Abstract
Gina joined the Steering Committee for a new international organization called Diverse International Scientific Consortium for Research in Thought, Language and Communication in Psychosis (DISCOURSE). The organization’s aim is to promote collaboration across multiple disciplines such as computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychiatry and clinical methodology to better assess and describe language and thought disturbances. By coordinating efforts to standardize approaches to describing and measuring communication disturbances in both clinical and non-clinical settings, researchers hope to share and collect data on a global scale, enabling a better understanding of these language deficits in the clinical population and development of cross-culturally valid treatment options.
The organization will be hosting a series of Zoom talks: DISCOURSE Inaugural Seminars 2021. For more information on the organization, membership, and registration for the talks, please visit: https://discourseinpsychosis.org
Congrats to Samer Nour Eddine, who received one of two student merit awards for an abstract submitted to the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language. Sam will be presenting his work on a predictive coding account of the N400 at the meeting in October.
Thank you to Dr. Nicholas Breitborde for hosting Gina's virtual visit to the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) at the Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry, where she gave an invited talk at the EPICENTER Speaker Series: "Language, Thought and Communication in Psychosis: A Predictive Coding Framework".
Trevor Brothers, Margarita Zeitlin, Arim Choi Perrachione, Connie Choi, and Gina Kuperberg have had their paper, "Domain-general conflict monitoring predicts neural and behavioral indices of linguistic error processing during reading comprehension" accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Congratulations to Sam Nour Eddine who defended his Masters thesis, "Divide and Concur: A Predictive Coding Account of the N400 ERP Component". Sam's committee members were: Gina Kuperberg (advisor), Ariel Goldberg, Michael Spratling (King's College London), Trevor Brothers and Lin Wang.