New R How-To Series

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. 

NIH R01 Project Grant Renewed for 5 Years

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.

What?! A new paper in Brain and Language

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.



Neuropsychologia paper out and about town

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! 


Elizabeth Stangl's poster accepted to ASHA 2017

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





Allie Kelly's coprolalia paper accepted to Neurobiology of Language

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.



Our recent work on profanity mentioned in Slate

Shoutout to Ben Zimmer on his article in Slate:  

A New Breakthrough in the History of the “S---gibbon”: The Insult’s Originator Steps Forward

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.