Vol. 12, No. 3
CRL is recruiting for post-doctoral fellows for its NIH training grant, "Language, Communication, and the Brain." Deadline is February 1, 2001. More information is available at http://crl.ucsd.edu/fellowships/postdoc_fellow.html.
Peter Jusczyk from Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychology will give a talk on "Infants' segmentation and recognition of words" on December 5, 2000 at 1:30 pm in CSB 003.
Meet some of our visitors:
Mads Poulsen is visiting CRL for the fall quarter 2000 from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Nordic Philology. He is here to get theoretical and practical skills in connectionist approaches to language processing for my master thesis. At the moment he is working on connectionist modelling of some of the features of Danish grammar.
Simone Bentrovato arrived in August for one year from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" to work on the Aphasia project.
Magda Krupa-Kwiatkowski contiues her work with Beverly Wulfeck at the PCND. Renate Zangl from Austria is working with Elizabeth Bates and Debbie Mills at PCND.
Esther Pascual, a Fulbright Scholar from Barcelona, Spain is visiting jointly CRL and the Department of Cognitive Science for this academic year.
Tamar Gollan will be here for another year, continuing her postgraduate studies on lexical access in bilinguals.
New Fellowship Recipients:
CRL has awarded two post-doctoral fellowships on our NIH training grant, "Language, Communication, and the Brain" for the 2000-2001 academic year:
Kara Federmeier is Year 2000 PhD graduate of the UCSD Department of Cognitive Science. In her dissertation, Kara used event-related brain potentials (ERP) to study sentential effects on the recognition and comprehension of related or unrelated pictures and words. In her postdoctoral year, she will continue to study how meaning is represented and accessed in the brain, combining ERP and behavioral techniques with functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Robert Thornton is a Year 2000 graduate from the University of Southern California, with a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. His research interests are in experimental psycholinguistics, specifically examining sentence-level comprehension and production. At UCSD, he will work with Jeff Elman and other faculty, combining psycholinguistic studies with neural network modeling.
CRL will provide graduate student fellowships for six students for the 2000-2001 academic year from the NIH training grant, "Language, Communication, and the Brain":
- Analia Arevalo, Language & Communicative Disorders
- David Groppe, Cognitive Science
- Jelena Jovanovic, Cognitive Science
- Elizabeth Oster, Language & Communicative Disorders
- Lloyd Slevc, Psychology
- Mieko Ueno, Linguistics