Vol. 13, No. 2
Time To Celebrate
Robert Buffington has been working at CRL for 10 years this May !
Congratulations Bob !!!
CRL announces the recipients of its NIH Training Grant fellowships for 2001-2002. The fellowship includes an annual stipend, in-state fees, and a travel grant.
Congratulations to the recipients:
Robert Thornton and Kara Federmeier who continue as post-doctoral fellows. Jelena Jovanovic, Cognitive Science, Mieko Ueno, Linguistics, and Sue Moineau, Language & Comm. Disorders, also continue as pre-doctoral fellows. Brooke Ingersoll, a continuing Psychology student, was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship for the first time. Chris Lovett, Cognitive Science, and Danielle Vignati, Language & Comm. Disorders, are incoming UCSD students and will receive a fellowship in their first year.
Congratulations also to Edwin Maas, graduate student in the Language and Communicative Disorders program, for receiving the Friends of the International Center award for the 2001-2001 academic year!
Meet some of our visitors:
Please welcome our Spring 2001 visitors Ken McRae from the University of Western Ontario and Mary Hare from Bowling Green State University.
Tatiana Sazonova arrived on January 9, 2001, she will be at CRL until this fall. Her previous affiliations include Tver State University and the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. At CRL, she will be carrying out psycholinguistics research with Elizabeth Bates.
Maria Cotelli also arrived recently on January 16, 2001 and she will be here until the summer. She graduated from the university of Padua, in Italy. Her area of research is linguistics, and she will be working with Elizabeth Bates during her stay at CRL.
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.
David Balota, Professor of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently on sabbatical in residence at CRL. Balota is a leading cognitive psychologist and psycholinguist who specializes in the study of lexical access, including studies of cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease. His attention/resource allocation model of language processing represents a significant challenge to both connectionist and traditional symbolic accounts of language architecture. Among his current projects is a massive norming study that will ultimately provide word recognition norms and lexical properties for 40,000 words in English.
CRL has hired Rita Ceponiene as a post-graduate researcher effective 2/1/02. Rita is an MD/PhD with several years experience in recording electrophysiological data from normally developing and developmentally disabled infants and children. She will be working at the Project in Cognition and Neural Development on studies to examine auditory sensory responses in normal development and children with developmental disorders and in the Autism Neuroscience Lab with Dr. Jeanne Townsend to conduct ERP research in a study of brain structural and functional changes in healthy aging.
Holger Keibel, a graduate student at the University of Freiburg and Dr. Heike Behrens from the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthroplogy in Leipzig will be visiting CRL in late March/April. Both will be working with Jeff Elman on language acquisition projects involving the 'dense databases' of child language input & output that are being collected by the MPI. Holger will be here for 2 1/2 months; Heike will be here for a week.