Lab News

Sam receives SNL 2021 Student Merit Award!

August 3, 2021
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.

Gina's virtual visit to the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) at OSU

July 23, 2021

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".

Link to Speaker Series webpage: https://medicine.osu.edu/departments/psychiatry-and-behavioral-health/epicenter/epicenter-speaker-series

Congratulations to Samer Nour Eddine!

May 26, 2021
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.

Gina and Lin present at the Leipzig Lectures on Language

May 19, 2021

Thank you to Emiliano Zaccarella, Caroline Beese, Stan van der Burght, Angela D. Friederici,  Matteo Maran, Giorgio Papitto, Joëlle Schroën, and Patrick C. Trettenbrein, for hosting Gina and Lin's virtual visit to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, where they gave an invited talk at the Leipzig Lectures on Language: Does hierarchical predictive coding mediate language comprehension? Evidence from computational modeling and MEG/EEG.

Link to talk websitehttps://www.cbs.mpg.de/1744484/wang-kuperberg
Watch the talkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jq_PRk_FsEQ&t=136s

Gina's virtual visit to UC Davis

May 7, 2021
Thank you to Dr. Ron Mangun for hosting Gina's virtual visit to the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, where she gave an invited talk at the Exploring the Mind Lecture Series: “Does hierarchical predictive coding mediate language comprehension? Evidence from multimodal neuroimaging.”

Congratulations to Feng Cheng!

April 28, 2021
Congratulations to Feng Cheng who defended his Senior Honors Thesis, "Using Single-Trial Representational Similarity Analysis with EEG to track semantic similarity in emotional word processing." Feng's committee members were: Gina Kuperberg, Elizabeth Race, and Lin Wang.

Congratulations to Santiago Noriega!

April 27, 2021
Congratulations to Santiago Noriega who defended his Senior Honors Thesis, "Using a state-of-the-art language model to probe mechanisms of language production: Insights from GPT-2." Santiago's committee members were: Gina Kuperberg, Ayanna Thomas, and Trevor Brothers.

Gina's virtual visit to the University of Arizona

November 13, 2020
Thank you to Dr. Vicky Lai for hosting Gina's virtual visit to the University of Arizona, where she gave an invited talk at the Cognitive Science Virtual Colloquium Series: “Does hierarchical predictive coding mediate language comprehension? Evidence from multimodal neuroimaging.”  Click for abstract.

Wired for Thought: Official launch of the Stibel Dennett Consortium for Brain and Cognitive Science at Tufts!

October 15, 2020

UPDATE: Watch the event recording and full conversation with Dan Dennett!

Tufts is hosting an event to launch the Stibel Dennett Consortium for Brain and Cognitive Science on
Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 4 PM Eastern

The Stibel Dennett Consortium was made possible by gifts from Jeff Stibel, a Tufts graduate in Cognitive Science, and it aims to enhance the interdisciplinary scholarship and research of the Brain and Cognitive Science community at Tufts, see Tufts Stibel Dennett Consortium. In addition to creating two endowed professorships, one of which Dr. Kuperberg is an inaugural recipient, Stibel donated a company (BrainGate, Inc.) and associated intellectual property focused on the development of brain-computer interfaces.

The live stream will feature a panel discussion featuring Jeff and members of the Tufts Cognitive Science community, as well as a brief talk by Gina about the impact of our lab’s research on future brain-computer interfaces.

Click http://pages.communications.tufts.edu/wiredforthought to register for the event.

See also Tufts press release
Coverage from The Boston Globe
Op-ed by Jeff Stibel on the future of brain-computer interfaces