She will be starting a new position as a postdoctoral fellow at The Arctic University of Norway (Tromso, Norway) in January 2021 where she will be working on heritage language bilingualism.
Congratulations to Charles Davis for a recent publication in Psychological Science:
Davis, C. P., Joergensen, G. H., Boddy, P., Dowling, C., & Yee, E. (2020). Making it harder to “see” meaning: The more you see something, the more its conceptual representation is susceptible to visual interference. Psychological science, 31(5), 505-517.
PhD Student, Anne Crinion, was recently featured in UConn Today for having a crossword puzzle published in the New York Times. Read more here.
Congratulations to Sahil Luthra for two recent publications. The first is based on his master’s thesis, and the second is the result of an international research experience made possible by the NBL program
Luthra, S., Magnuson, J. S., & Myers, E. B. Boosting lexical support does not enhance lexically guided perceptual learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. In press.
Luthra, S., Correia, J. M., Kleinschmidt, D. F., Mesite, L. & Myers, E. B. Lexical information guides retuning of neural patterns in perceptual learning of speech. (2020). Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32(10), 2001-2012.
Congratulations to Yanina Prystauka, who successfully defended her general examination and is now a PhD candidate.
Congratulations to Liz Simmons, who successfully defended her general examination and is now a PhD candidate.
Garrett Smith, who received his PhD from the program in the summer of 2018, has accepted a post-doctoral appointment at the University of Potsdam. Congratulations and bon voyage, Dr. Smith!
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Emily Myers (SLHS/PSYC) and Dr. Inge-Marie Eigsti (PSYC), who have been awarded a T32 training grant from the NIH/NIDCD. This 5-year award will fund pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees in the cognitive neuroscience of communication. They have created an innovative, interdisciplinary training program that will prepare scholars to bridge research between the laboratory and the clinic, thus addressing a critical barrier to advancing the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. Other UConn contributors include faculty from PSYC (Aslin, Fein, Hoeft, Hancock, Landi, Magnuson, Rueckl) and SLHS (Skoe, Theodore). The project summary is shown below.
Their grant was funded on the first round of submission, which is an incredible accomplishment, and a deep testament of national recognition for their expertise and commitment for training the next generation of scientists.
Learn more at https://cncct.research.uconn.edu/.
Congratulations to Zachary Ekves, who successfully defended his general examination and is now a PhD candidate.