Dr. Jouravlev and her collaborators from Western (Alex Taikh and Dr. Debra Jared) have published their ERP research testing the label feedback hypothesis.
Words are useful in communicating to others about objects in our environment. Lupyan (2012) has recently claimed that verbal labels may also influence our perception and mental representations of those objects. His proposal is called the label feedback hypothesis. Labels are presumed to send feedback activation to their associated perceptual representations. We tested this hypothesis in two experiments using event-related potentials. In...
Dr. Jouravlev has been awarded an NSERC Discovery grant. In the upcoming years, our lab will continue its exploration of the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying individual differences in language processing. Thank you NSERC for your support!
Alice Xia has successfully defended her MA thesis. She is moving to UPenn to work as an RA in Sharon Thompson-Schill's lab.
Brent Porter and Michelle Elliott have done an outstanding job on their honours theses. Brent will start a graduate school this fall at Western in Dr. Stefan Kohler's lab. Michelle is moving to Alberta and is considering her grad school options.
Alice, Brent, and Michelle, it was a great pleasure to get to know you and to work with you this year. We are very proud of your achievements and will be keeping an eye on your...
Dr. Jouravlev presented her research on neural architecture of Language, Multiple Demands (executive functioning), and Default Mode Network in polyglots. The Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting took place in Boston, MA.
Dr. Jouravlev gave a poster slam talk and presented a poster on language processing in polyglots at the annual meeting of the Society for Neurobiology of Language that took place in Baltimore, MD. The copy of the poster is available here.
Our lab has been established in September 2017 at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. We are proud to be a diverse group of researchers! We vary in educational backgrounds, ages, nationalities, ethnicities, and native languages spoken. What we all have in common is passion for science! This year, we have launched a number of exciting research projects. Stay tuned to read about our findings.