Author: James Magnuson

Kornilov et al. GWAS study of Developmental Language Disorder (Grigorenko lab) out in Pediatrics

New study out in Pediatrics (link to PDF available on the Publications page)

  • Kornilov, S.A., Rakhlin, N., Koposov, R., Lee, M., Yrigollen, C., Caglayan, A., Magnuson, J.S., Mane, S., Chang, J., & Grigorenko, E.L. (2016). Genome-wide association and exome sequencing study of language disorder in an isolated population. Pediatrics, 137(4), e20152469. doi:10.1542/peds.2015-2469

Liberman Memorial Workshop 2016

The 2016 Alvin & Isabelle Liberman Memorial Workshop will be held on June 8, at the University of Connecticut Department of Psychological Sciences, Room 16o (Liberman Room). This year’s workshop will both commemorate the Liberman legacy and celebrate the remarkable achievement of both Marie Coppola and Emily Myers winning National Science Foundation CAREER awards this year. They will both speak, along with postdocs from their labs (Xin Xie and Matt Hall). Full details available here.

Finally out: Collisson et al., Dev. Science

After being in press for a remarkably long time, this paper is out:

Collisson, B. A., Grela, B., Spaulding, T., Rueckl, J. G., & Magnuson, J. S. (2015). Individual differences in the shape bias in preschool children with Specific Language Impairment and typical language development: Theoretical and clinical implications. Developmental Science, 18:3, 373-388..pdf

Hot off the virtual press!

What started out as a weekend lark ultimately consumed several full days of Jim’s life, but there is finally a paper to show for it:

  • Magnuson, J. S. (2015). Phoneme restoration and empirical coverage of interactive activation and adaptive resonance models of human speech processing. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(3), 1481-1492.

Kornilov wins Golden Helix Abstract Challenge

Sergey Kornilov (PhD, 2014) has won the Golden Helix Abstract Challenge with an abstract based on part of his dissertation. From the Golden Helix website:

“Our first place winner is Dr. Sergey Kornilov, a Postdoctoral Associate in the Child Study Center at Yale University’s School of Medicine. Kornilov is part of the EGLab which performs research and clinical services focused on behavioral and molecular genetics. His submission focused on the genetic basis of developmental language disorder in a geographically isolated Russian-speaking population. Kornilov will present his work to the Golden Helix community in October and will receive a new Dell laptop as well as a free license of both SVSand VarSeq.”

Kornilov wins SRCD Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award


Sergey Kornilov (PhD in Psychology, 2014), will be awarded an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), for his “unusually noteworthy” dissertation, “Neurophysiological and Genetic Bases of Developmental Language Disorder”, supervised by Jim Magnuson, Nicole Landi (both of UConn Psychology and Haskins Labs) and Elena Grigorenko (of the Yale Child Study Center). SRCD is an international organization devoted to promoting multidisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas in human development. Dr. Kornilov is continuing and extending this work as a postdoctoral researcher at Yale University and St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Kudos, Sergey! Kornilov