Dr. Ed Large is a professor of theoretical neuroscience at the University of Connecticut where he heads the Music Dynamics Laboratory. Here, Dr. Large speaks about emerging research in neuroscience and music.
Emily Myers, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing sciences at UConn, was recently featured in an article in UConn Today regarding her recent aphasia research in collaboration with Carl Coelho and Jennifer Mozeiko. By using UConn’s powerful new fMRI scanning software, Myers has been able to identify the specific neural regions in the brain that are impacted by aphasia.
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IGERT faculty William Snyder and Marie Coppola, and IGERT trainees Emma Nguyen and Laura Snider are featured in a video describing a experiment involving a puppet named Gobu on how children learn language.
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Members of Solab (PI: Whitney Tabor) and members of Gerry Altmann’s and Eiling Yee’s labs met this past Friday to discuss on-going projects. While Solab focuses mainly on sentence processing experiments and computational modeling to understand psycho-linguistic phenomena, current projects in the Altmann and Yee labs use EEG and fMRI techniques to study event cognition and conceptual processing. A major theme in the discussions was how to best integrate data from a variety of sources to constrain theories of cognition and language processing. We are excited to see if any new projects result from this lab invasion!
Labs within IGERT that are interested in “invading” another lab should contact Garrett Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
The UConn Daily Digest reports on a new study that tests a new device to quickly diagnose traumatic brain injuries. BIRC is directed by Jay Rueckl, a member of the IGERT faculty.
L&C Brownbags will be held on Mondays, 3:30–4:20, in Arjona 307. You can find the schedule here in addition to the talk titles and abstracts, which will be posted before the talk.
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During the summer months, the UConn IGERT site is being converted to run on WordPress. Stay tuned!
Kornilov wins SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Sergey Kornilov (PhD in Psychology, 2014), will be awarded an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), for his “unusually noteworthy” dissertation, “Neurophysiological and Genetic Bases of Developmental Language Disorder”, supervised by Jim Magnuson, Nicole Landi (both of UConn Psychology and Haskins Labs) and Elena Grigorenko (of the Yale Child Study Center). SRCD is an international organization devoted to promoting multidisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas in human development. Dr. Kornilov is continuing and extending this work as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Kudos, Sergey!
Incoming graduate students in Linguistics, Psychology, and Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are eligible to become IGERT Fellows or Associates.