All hail the conquering MCC lab undergraduates! Allie Kelly was one of 13 students accepted from a pool of 374 to attend Stanford University's summer cognitive science institute. She's off to California. Will she bring the Brompton folding bicycle? -- Unclear at this time.
Our wunderkind, Bonnie Zuckerman, has been accepted with a full scholarship to the MS program in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language at the BCBL in San Sebastian, Spain. Congratulations to Bonnie on this awesome accomplishment!
These two manuscripts nearly killed me, but I am pleased to report they are both "in press" at the journal, Cognitive Science..... Be on the lookout for:
1. Reilly J, *Hung J, & Westbury C (in press). From word form to word meaning: Listener sensitivity to formal markers of word concreteness across seven natural languages. Cognitive Science.
2. Primativo S, Reilly J, & Crutch SJ (in press). Abstract conceptual feature ratings predict gaze within written word arrays: evidence from a visual wor(l)d paradigm. Cognitive Science.
And so it is done.... Congratulations to our scholar, Victoria, on her successful thesis defense:
Leveraging Pupillometry and Luminance-Based Mental Imagery for a Novel Mode of Communication
Dr. Hung has successfully defended her thesis. The only noteworthy change is that someone wrote Dr. next to her picture in the lab.
Years of seemingly endless toil have come to an end. Jamie Reilly is now a tenured associate professor. He can give up the elaborate ruse and sit back on easy street for the rest of his natural born life -- bwaah ha ha!
Congratulations to our graduating UG lab volunteers. All 3 were accepted to graduate school for speech-language pathology. Charlie Yohe and Jule Long will be attending Temple University. Brianna McGrody is on her way to Towson University.
This was no easy feat. Temple had 470 applications this year for 30 spots. We're so proud of these young bucks!
Be on the Look out for this mother!
Reilly J, Peelle JE, Garcia A, & Crutch SJ (2015, in press). Linking somatic and symbolic representation in semantic memory: The Dynamic Multilevel Reactivation Framework. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
The job market that is... Congratulations to our former PhD phenom, Dr. Joshua Troche. Josh just accepted a tenure track Assistant Professor position at the University of Central Florida (UCF)!
Rumor has it this Neuropsychologia paper is so awesome that it has already earned Dr. Binney a knightship.
I'm so proud to report that our senior doctoral student, Joshua Troche, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Florida today. Dr. Troche examined the scaling and clustering properties of 750 English nouns using a combination of cognitive modeling and eyetracking. Way to go, Josh!
Kali Woodruff Carr (below right), my former undergraduate honors thesis phenom now with Nina Kraus at Northwestern, just published an article in PNAS on beat perception and later language abilities in kids. See recent stories in Science Magazine and Scientific American. If you have courage, read her PNAS article. Wow!
Amanda Garcia nailed her comprehensive exams and is now ABD. She's off to greatness in Amsterdam this week for the Neurobiology of Language conference. Congratulations Amanda!
Addendum to previous post
We bid a fond farewell to Jamie Yingst. Jamie is off to Ohio to start his PhD in Social Cognition/Psychology at the University of Toledo. Good luck, Jamie!
Our film consultant, Brian McDermott, MFA, MSW, was just invited to present his own original documentary film (Language Healers) at the CoLang conference held at the University of Texas Arlington. Here's Brian waxing philosophical in front of a crowd of bloodthirsty linguists.
Language Healers is an amazing documentary focused on language revitalization efforts among several Native American tribes. Language Healers has been making the rounds on the international film festival circuit for the last year. Brian's been killing it!
Our PhD student, Amanda Garcia, had a paper accepted to the NLC conference in Amsterdam. This was fascinating work examining lexical acquisition and lexical access for words acquired at different points across the lifespan (e.g., learning object names and proper nouns like slinky, flashdrive, 8-track, Elvis and Katy Perry). Amanda also won one of the society's coveted travel fellowships. She's an awesome scholar, and we could not be more proud. Go Amanda!