Max just won Temple University’s Summer Grant from the graduate school. Wow! What a great start this young scholar is having. He also just submitted an abstract to the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Outstanding work, Max!
Wow! We are so fortunate to have Ann Marie Finley joining us next year. She’ll be joining Mr. Flurie as our second PhD student.
Our lab manager has been accepted to the PhD program in Cognitive Psychology at Drexel University! Allie will be working with my good friend and intellectual idol, Dr. Lila Chrysikou. Congratulations to Allie. I hope you know what you’re getting into!
Congratulations to Molly Ungrady!!! Our stalwart clinical technician and treatment administrator extraordinaire has been accepted to the Ph.D. program in Neuropsychology at Temple. She’ll be working with the amazing Dr. Tania Giovannetti.
Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Seligman-Rycroft and Tania Giovannetti!
Be on the lookout for:
Rycroft, S.S., Giovannetti, T., Shipley, T.F., Hulswit, J., Divers, R., Reilly, J. (in press). Windows to functional decline: Naturalistic eye movements in older and younger adults. Psychology and Aging.
We characterized the human cognitive pupillary response. Yes, it was complicated. Yes, some reviewers and editors hated it. Yes, I’m psyched. This is some of the best science I have ever done. Congratulations are especially in order to our student co-authors, Savannah Jett and Seung Kim.
Jamie is now a Review Editor for Frontiers in Neurology. He’ll be overseeing peer review for manuscripts related to language in stroke and primary progressive aphasia.
Visit our new R.How webpages for information on specific topics related to R statistical programming. These pages cover some of the thornier topics we have faced in our working group at Temple University. Feel free to suggest any content additions.
Five more years! I am thrilled to report that our language treatment grant DC013063 has been renewed from 2019-2024. I was so stressed out that I was eating crisco right out of the jar. Thanks to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
We are now the Concepts and Cognition Laboratory. Parsimony.
Yes it's true! We just published a tDCS and eyetracking study in Brain and Language. They said it couldn't be done. Actually, nobody would ever say that it couldn't be done. Anyone with the peculiar motivation to shock someone's brain, ask them to name a picture, and then film where their eyes go could publish this paper. Be on the lookout for this creative gem led by Drs. Richard Binney and Sameer Ashaie:
Binney RJ, Ashaie SA, Zuckerman BM, Hung J, & Reilly J (2018). A combined neurostimulation and eyetracking investigation of semantically-guided visual search in confrontation naming. Brain & Language.
I knew that our undergraduate research assistant, Tirzah Sheppard, was smart, but holy cow! Tirzah has been accepted to Columbia University's Summer Public Health Program. Congratulations are in order. Cure our ills, Tirzah.
The great Molly Ungrady just had her paper accepted at the Learning and Plasticity conference in April (2018) in Äkäslompolo, Finland:
Early Detection of Lexical-Semantic Impairment in Minority Cognitive Aging.
Congratulations to Drs. Richard Binney and Sameer Ashaie and all of the other nameless, faceless co-authors on our tDCS paper:
Binney RJ, Ashaie SA, Zuckerman BM, Hung J, & Reilly J (in press). Cathodal tDCS of the bilateral anterior temporal lobes facilitates semantically-driven verbal fluency. Neuropsychologia
Yes! cathodal stimulation of the ATL was facilitative in verbal fluency. Alert the press!
Our article was just accepted to Frontiers in Psychology (Language Sciences). Be on the lookout for: Troche J, Crutch SJ, & Reilly J (2017). Defining a conceptual topography of word concreteness: Clustering properties of emotion, sensation, and magnitude among 750 English words. Frontiers in Language Science.
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