LAB Lab at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference

Dr. Emily Myers and Dr. Chris Heffner of the LAB lab, are traveling up to Quebec City to attend the 10th annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference (SNL) from August 16-18.

They will present a poster entitled,”Impaired Incidental Phonetic Learning in People with Aphasia” on August 17th.

More information about the conference can be found on the SNL website.

Strong showing from the LAB lab at UConn LangFest 2018!

The LAB lab would like to acknowledge its excellent undergraduates for their participation at this year’s UConn Language Fest! This year, there were two posters created and presented by undergraduate researchers in addition to two posters presented by senior lab members.

David Busel, a senior SLHS major, presented a poster entitled “Dynamic Adaptation During Lexically-Guided Perceptual Learning in People with Aphasia”, following up on work he has done for the last year in the LAB lab in conjunction with David Saltzman and lab almuna Kathrin Rothermich. This project sought to understand the role of frontal brain areas in adapting to novel phonetic information by having people with aphasia engage in an experiment that requires them to implicitly adapt to an “accented” talker.



Alyssa Finuoli and Madison Perriolat, both junior SLHS majors, presented a poster entitled “Training manipulations and individual aptitude affect non-native speech sound learning”, which came from work in conjunction with graduate student Pam Fuhrmeister. This project sought to find the most advantageous approach to teaching listeners unfamiliar non-native speech sounds by manipulating the kinds of training participants received.



Post-doctoral scholar Chris Heffner also presented a poster on his work entitled “Good Learners are Good Learners: Reliability in Phonetic Learning”:

Graduate students Pam Fuhrmeister and Sahil Luthra presented a collaborative project entitled “Brain-behavior relationships in implicit learning of non-native phonetic categories”:

New LAB Lab Publication in Neuroscience Letters!

Lab alumnus F. Sayako Earle (Assistant Professor, University of Delaware) and LAB Lab PI Emily Myers, along with UConn Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences faculty member Nicole Landi have a new publication in Neuroscience Letters entitled “Adults with Specific Language Impairment fail to consolidate speech sounds during sleep”. A PDF is available upon request.

New LAB Lab publication in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America – Express Letters!

LAB Lab member Pamela Fuhrmeister and PI Emily Myers have a new publication in JASA-EL entitled “Non-native phonetic learning is destabilized by exposure to phonological variability before and after training”! Check it out here.

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