Author: Roeland Hancock

Austin Kern presents at Fall Frontiers

Undergraduate Austin Kern presented a first look at some new data at the Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research. Austin examined the perception of emotion in speech as part of the temporal dynamics project which aims to build a computational model of electrophysiological responses to emotional prosody. He found that target Happy sentences were frequently categorized as Neutral, even though Happy […]

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Yingnan Jin receives undergraduate research award!

Congratulations to Yingnan Jin on receiving a PCLB undergraduate research award! Her project will investigate online telicity effects in native Chinese speakers. Participants will read pairs of English atelic (He wrote the book, but did not finish it/*He wrote three books, but did not finish them) and telic (He wrote the book, and finished writing it/He wrote three books, and finished writing […]

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Happy 40th birthday to Louise, the first human born following IVF! Our research would not be possible without her and the many families who have followed. Nature has a short piece on what an amazing success this was, and the future of reproductive technologies.

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IBaCS Seed Grant: Modeling auditory perception in the individual brain

The NIDL Lab, along with Chi-Ming Chen (Translational Research and Neural Stimulation Lab) and Ed Large (Music Dynamics Lab) has received an IBaCS seed grant award  to support our efforts to build computational models of auditory processing that will incorporate neurochemistry to generate predictions of individual behavior and electrophysiology! When you hear a sound, some populations of neurons fire in […]

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Seed funding for `Genetic and Environmental Bases of Language Processing`

The NIDL Lab has a recieved an IBaCS seed grant to support research into how genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of reading and language circuits. Parents play a major role in the development of complex traits,such as reading and reading disorder, in their offspring through genetically and environmentally mediated pathways. The human brain has regionally varying sensitivity […]

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New tool for MRS voxel placement

The Voxel Positioning System (VPS) is a tool prototyped as a ParaView pipeline for interactively placing bounding boxes on a 3D volume, intended as an aid for planning single voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) experiments. VPS allows you to easily evaluate the feasibility of different voxel geometries based on expected field homogeneity, tissue fractions, and ROI content of a voxel. […]

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