LAB Lab Digest

Every semester since Fall 2018, a team of undergraduates in the LAB Lab publishes a science communication digest.

To date, six Language and Brain Lab Digests have been published, with no signs of stopping.

These publications are printed for distribution to the broader community. We work to make scientific articles accessible to people with aphasia, their caregivers, undergraduates, and all other interested readers.

It is our hope to help bridge the divide between research findings and the broader public.

Special Issue – Summer 2021

Access our Summer 2021 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topics covered:

Speech Convergence: The phenomenon of our speech becoming similar (or dissimilar) to those around us

 

From Brain to Speech: How new technology is restoring speech to people that are paralyzed

 

Get to know some of our speech researchers:

 

Matt Phillips – Senior Undergraduate Research Assistant

 

David Saltzman – 4th Year PhD Candidate

 

Nikole Giovannone – 4th Year PhD Student

 

Phoebe Gaston – Postdoctoral Researcher

 

Christopher Heffner – Assistant Professor

Spring 2021

Access our Spring 2021 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topics covered:

Bilingual Aphasia: What if a patient speaks multiple languages?

 

A Temporary Normal: An inside look at aphasia support and therapy groups in a pandemic

 

Language Learning: The importance of sleep and training when learning non-native speech sounds

 

Get to know some of our lab members:

Phoebe Gaston – Postdoctoral Researcher, Psychological Sciences

 

Anne Marie Crinnion – 1st year graduate student, Psychology – Language and Cognition

 

Hannah Mechtenberg – 1st year graduate student, Psychology – Language and Cognition

Spring 2020

Access our Spring 2020 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topics covered:

Practice Makes Perfect: Treating Apraxia

 

Interview with K acie Wittke – Speech Language Pathologist

 

The Role of the Brain in Learning Non-Native Speech Sounds

 

Meet UConn’s Speech Researchers:

Dr. Rachel Theodore – Associate Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Lab for Spoken Language Processing

 

Dr. James Magnuson – Professor of Psychology, Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab

 

Erica Scarpati – Audiology Doctoral Student, Graduate student in the Auditory Brain Research Lab

 

David Saltzman – Ph.D. student in Psychology, Graduate student in the Language and Brain Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019

Access our Fall 2019 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topics covered:

Models of Aphasia: What can the brain tell us about aphasia?

The Role of Sleep in Learning Non-Native Speech Sounds

 

INSIDE Speech Researchers:

Dr. Carl Coehlo – Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Acquired Language Disorders Lab

 

Dr. Erika Skoe – Associate Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Auditory Brain Research Lab

 

Sahil Luthra – Ph.D student in Psychology,  Language and Brain Lab and the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab

 

Pamela Fuhrmeister – Ph.D. student in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Language and Brain Lab

 

Ashley Parker – Ph.D. student in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Auditory Brain Research Lab

 

Links to additional resources for people with aphasia and their caregivers:

Spring 2019

Access our Spring 2019 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topic covered:

Foreign-Directed Speech: Study conducted by former LAB Lab Postdoc, Dr. Kathrin Rothermich

 

Research Spotlight:

Dr. Jennifer Mozeiko – Assistant Professor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Aphasia Rehab Lab

Fall 2018

Access our Fall 2018 LAB Lab Digest here!

 

Topic covered:

Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia Treatment: Study conducted by Dr. Jennifer Mozeiko

 

Lab Spotlight:

Dr. Emily Myers – Professor in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences, Language and Brain Lab!