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.
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
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4904543..pdf
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.”