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RuCCS/LVR Sixth Julesz Lecture on Brain Research hosted by Dr. Brian Rogers

The Sixth Julesz Lecture is taking place on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. It is being hosted by Dr. Brain Rogers and will be taking place via Zoom. In order to get access to the lecture, please pre-register
with the link provided below. For previous years' Julesz Lectures on Brain Research, check here

 

 

 

 

 

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RuCCS Executive Council Member Elizabeth Torres makes cover of the Journal of Personalized Medicine with paper "Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye"

Dr. Elizabeth Torres, RuCCS Affiliate and Associate Professor of Psychology, made the cover of the
Journal of Personalized Medicine (shown right) for her paper "Digitized ADOS: Social Interactions
beyond the Limits of the Naked Eye" owing to high public interest and spike in downloads. The paper discusses artificial intelligence and machine learning related work and wearables that when combined
with clinical criteria offer much more to families than current and traditional autism diagnoses alone.
Access the paper on the MDPI site here.

 

 

 

 

 

RuCCS welcomes new Research Programmer Dr. Jason Geller

Dr. Jason Geller started as the new Research Programmer at RuCCS last July. Geller came to
RuCCS with a lot of experience and skills including a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Iowa State University. He spent the last three years in two postdoc positions—one at the University of Alabama-Birmingham working with Dan Mirman and one at the University of Iowa working with Inyong Choi and Bob McMurray. 

Geller's main research interests are in psycholinguistics (visual and spoken word recognition),
learning and memory, and metascience/metaresearch issues. Last November, Geller was an invited speaker at a conference, Advancing Methods in Pupillometry, hosted by Johnathan Peele at
WashU where he spoke about his R package, "gazeR," which provides a standardized preprocessing pipeline to analyze gaze data from the visual world paradigm and pupil data from pupillometry studies.
Recently, Geller teamed up with Princeton colleagues to host a weekly version of the ReproducibiliTEA
Journal Club where they discuss diverse issues, papers, and ideas about improving science,
reproducibility, and the Open Science movement.

Since beginning his position, Geller has been a tremendous help to many at RuCCS. If you need
help programming or troubleshooting your experiment, need a statistical consultation, or need help
debugging some code, contact Geller through email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you have
a specific need, you can fill out the research request form here.

 

RuCCS Executive Council Member Mark Baker inducted as Fellow in the Linguistic Society of America

RuCCS Affiliate and Distinguished Professor of Linguistics Dr. Mark Baker was inducted as a Fellow in the Linguistics Society of America (LSA). Baker is one of nine linguists selected for the 2021 Class of Fellows
by the LSA. Members of the Society who have made distinguished contributions to the discipline may be recognized and inducted as Fellows, including scholarly excellence, service to speech communities,
teaching and mentoring excellence, and more. See Baker alongside the eight other Fellows here.

 

 

 

 

 

RuCCS Executive Council Member Kasia Bieszczad awarded $1.7M Grant from The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders for project on auditory systems

RuCCS Affiliate and Assistant Professor of Psychology Kasia Bieszczad was awarded a $1.7M grant through the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) for her project, "Molecular Epigenetic Mechanisms that Transform the Auditory System for Learning and Memory." The project aims to investigate epigenetic neural mechanisms that can ensure meaningful sounds are faithfully and adaptively represented in the adult auditory brain. The NIDCD scored Bieszczad's proposal in the 4th percentile.