What an incredible group of interns this summer -- and Bonnie Zuckerman snuck in there, too.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Stangl on the acceptance of her poster to the 2017 American Speech Language Hearing Association Annual Conference in LA! The poster is titled:
Assessing Mindfulness Among Undergraduate & Graduate Speech Language Pathology Students & its Clinical Implications
Congratulations to Allie Kelly et al. on the acceptance of their abstract to this year's SNL conference. Title: 'Watch your mouth: A Neuropsychological Case Study of Evoked Pupillary Responses to Profanity in Aphasia with Coprolalia
I am reasonably confident that this will be the only poster at the conference that prominently features the f-bomb, c-bomb, sh-bomb, or any other bomb.
Huzzah! Off into the world go our 2017 lab graduates -- Victoria Rodriguez, Jennifer Brandley, Veronica O'Reilly, Rameez Sultan
Shoutout to Ben Zimmer on his article in Slate:
The article references our recent work (under review) on combinatorial profanity. We were/are specifically interested in why certain combinations of words (e.g., jizztrumpet or fucksauce) form plausible and effective new curse words. As with any article review, we have no idea where the paper will eventually land, but I am hoping for an eventual IgNobel.
well, well, well.... a certain faculty member who shall remain nameless (i.e., kim sabourin) has formally apologized for the hurtful outburst she threw down on her interim department chair a year ago.
Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Troche on being among 40 meritorious papers selected from among 1900 submissions. Top flight, Dr. Troche.
...With a little help from her friends. This promising scholar is on her way to the Basque Center for Cognitive Neuroscience to complete her Master's degree later this summer. She's a star!
Binney RJ, *Zuckerman B, & Reilly J (2016). A neuropsychological perspective on abstract word representation: From theory to treatment of acquired language disorders. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.
We've had a run of good luck recently with publishing. Be on the lookout for the following journal articles:
1. Binney RJ, *Zuckerman B, & Reilly J (2016). A neuropsychological perspective on abstract word representation: From theory to treatment of acquired language disorders. Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.
2. Hung J, Edmonds LM, & Reilly J (2016). Words speak louder than pictures for action concepts: An eyetracking investigation of the picture superiority effect in semantic categorization. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.
3. Reilly J, *Garcia A, & Binney R (2016). Does the sound of a barking dog activate its corresponding visual form? An fmri investigation of modality-specific semantic access. Brain and Language.
4. Reilly J, Peelle JE, Garcia A, & Crutch SJ (2016). Linking somatic and symbolic representation in semantic memory: The Dynamic Multilevel Reactivation Framework. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
5. Reilly J, *Hung J, & Westbury C (2016). Non-arbitrariness in mapping word form to word meaning: Listener sensitivity to formal markers of word concreteness across seven natural languages. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12361.
6. Primativo S, Reilly J, & Crutch SJ (2016). Abstract conceptual feature ratings predict gaze within written word arrays: evidence from a visual wor(l)d paradigm. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12348
Assuming that Brexit doesn't kill the conference, our esteemed Dr. Binney is on his way to London on a travel fellowship to present two papers. Kudos to Dr. Binney...
Our recent PhD grad, Dr. Sameer Ashaie, is off to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University for a postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr Leora Cherney. Congrats Sameer!
Jamie just gave a talk at the annual frontotemporal degeneration caregiver conference on language intervention in primary progressive aphasia. What a great group! Thanks to Murray Grossman and Christine Ray (and the Penn FTD center) for organizing.
Hats off to Lama Mrayati for creating this lovely Language and Brain cake for Iman's graduation party. Check out the little brain and ear fondant icing. They're exquisite. So impressive!
Our summer internship program starts tomorrow. First up for these intrepid scholars, a project on profanity using pupillometry. The lab is branching out into dark and terrible places. I can't wait!
Here's a lovely gesture from one of my terrific former undergraduate students, Iman Salam, from Language and Brain last year. She decorated a graduation cake with her favorite course title! Congratulations and good luck in your next steps, Iman!
Congratulations to Jameer! Here I am smashing cake into his face...
But don't let this doctor take your temperature even if he insists.... Dr. Ashaie successfully defended his thesis at CUNY last week. He is now on the market for a postdoc. Hire this scholar!
Congratulations to all of our 2016 graduating seniors:
Carli Bailey, Maureen Murphy, and Jameer Hart.
We will miss you!