Qiuhai Yue and Randi Martin (along with former research scientist Cris Hamilton and Notre Dame Psychology Professor Nathan Rose) have a new paper out supporting a buffer model of phonological short term memory using a rich combination of fMRI methods. It will be published at Cerebral Cortex and is a wonderful paper!
Simon received an NSF CAREER grant from the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the NSF (BCS- 1752751). He will be continuing research using representational similarity analysis to connect computational theories of reading with neural data and developing teaching materials for linking data from cognitive neuroscience and theory from cognitive science. CAREER awards are one of the most prestigious awards that junior faculty can receive – each year there are about 20 given total across all of the social sciences. Simon is the first CAREER awardee ever in the Rice Psychology Department and there has only been one previously in the School of Social Sciences.
Randi Martin, with recent graduate student Hao Yan and former post-doc (now ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR!!!) Bob Slevc, recently published a paper in the Journal of Neurolinguistics on lexical overlap and syntactic priming in aphasia.
Dr. Fischer-Baum was interviewed alongside Robert Englebretson on Houston Matter – listen starting at 11:15.
Dr. Fischer-Baum is co-organizing a symposium on braille literacy at Rice March 8-10, with Robert Englebretson from Linguistics and Cay Holbrook from University of British Columbia. The conference is funded by Scientia and includes an impressive array of international speakers. More information about the conference here and the conference was features in Rice news.
Congrats to lab director Randi Martin who has been named a senior editor at Cognition – one of the most important cognitive science journals.
Simon has two papers available online that will be part of an upcoming special issues of Cognitive Neuropsychology called Theoretical and Methodological Issues for Twenty-First Century Cognitive Neuropsychology. One, with Jared Medina of University of Delaware is on single subject approaches to patient studies in the age of big data. One, with Guilia Campana, formerly of the Neuroplasticity Lab, is on thinking about the consequences of neuroplasticity for the logic of cognitive neuropsychology.
Congrats to Sarah Irons a 2nd year graduate student in the Fischer-Baum Lab for winning a Psychonomic Society/Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Award for Junior Scientists.
This award is for women cognitive scientists from the level of graduate student, post-doc or assistant professor to allow them to become known in the professional community and to develop collaborative relationships with other professionals in the field. The fact that Sarah won it at such an early stage in her career is a testament to her promise as a cognitive scientist!
Mingjun won a poster prize at the 25th Annual ARMADILLO conference in College Station this fall. Rice University will be hosting the regional cognitive psychology conference next Fall!