IBACS Meet & Speak Videos – Public

Faculty Talks


Sharon Casavant, Nursing

Predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants using absolute telomere length


James Magnuson, Psychological Sciences

Computational modeling of human speech recognition


John Salamone, Psychological Sciences

Inflammation and effort-related motivational dysfunction in rat models: Implications for psychopathology


Umay Suanda, Psychological Sciences

How toddlers learn the meanings of words: A Statistical Learning approach


Noelle Wig, Speech, Language and hearing Sciences

A Dynamic Duo: Interaction between referential context and bilingualism in sentence processing


Gerry Altmann, Psychological Sciences

Representing events in deep neural networks


Sandra Villata, Linguistics & Psychological Sciences

An empirical investigation of ungrammatical sentence processing


Graduate Student Data Blitz


Lana Delasanta, Psychological Sciences

Analyzing group drumming using a Nonlinear Dynamics approach


Yi Wei, Psychological Sciences

Neural resonance to syncopated rhythms: Model predictions and experimental tests


Hannah Morrow, Psychological Sciences

Waves of Binding: EEG oscillations during integration of visual, auditory, and lexical stimuli


Briana Oshiro, Mathematics

A brief introduction to Dynamic Causal Modeling


Emily Yearling, Psychological Sciences

Using the past to understand the present: Insights into the episodic nature of tokenization


Aliyar Ozercan, Philosophy

Mental states and language development


Panel Discussion

Featuring – Whit Tabor, Holly Fitch, Sabato Santaniello, and John Gabrieli with Gerry Altmann as moderator

Current directions, challenges, and opportunities in the brain and cognitive sciences 


Keynote Speaker

John Gabrieli, Director of the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute, MIT

Talk Title: Environmental Influences on Human Brain Development

Abstract: Neuroimaging provides new views on how environmental factors influence human brain development.  I will review findings about associations (1) among family socioeconomic status (SES), brain anatomy, and academic performance; (2) between early language experience and brain function and structure; and (3) between stress and brain function and how those can be altered by mindfulness training.