...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!
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!