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October 2014

Veena Dwivedi and current Brain and Language Lab member, Kaitlin Curtiss, presented their poster entitled Number and the activation of event knowledge at the 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon held in Niagara-on-the-Lake from September 30 to October 2, 2014.

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September 2014

Congratulations to former Brain and Language Lab member, Raechelle Gibson, currently pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience at Western. Rae was recently named among 166 nationwide recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship for her current work in sensory systems and perception.

http://communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stories/2014/September/vanier_celebrates_the_nations_finest.html

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Congratulations to a former member of the Brain and Language Lab, Lynsey Endicott, who graduated from the Master of Health Science Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Toronto.

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August 2014

Veena Dwivedi delivered an invited presentation entitled Event structure in discourse processing for the Department of Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University in August.

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June 2014

Congratulations to former Brain and Language Lab members, Leslie Rowland and Hope Magnus, who graduated with from Bachelor of Arts programs in the Brock University Department of Applied Linguistics in June.

 

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May 2014

In May, Veena Dwivedi served as the local organizer for the annual conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association, which was held at Brock University in St. Catharines, ON, as part of the 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

At this conference, Veena Dwivedi and Kaitlin Curtiss presented a poster entitled The role of event knowledge in semantic interpretation.

Veena Dwivedi also presented a poster entitled The cost of attention in semantic processing (with co-authors Leslie RowlandHope Magnus, and Kaitlin Curtiss) at that same conference.

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The Curiosity Shop was onsite at Congress 2014. They asked Dr. Dwivedi what motivates her to conduct her research program. See her answer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv3i36edz88

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April 2014

Veena Dwivedi delivered an invited lecture for the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The presentation was entitled Ecological rationality of heuristics in sentence processing.

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Veena Dwivedi presented a poster entitled Quantification, attention and the P300 effect (with co-author and current lab member, Kaitlin Curtiss and co-author and former lab member, Rae Gibson) at the 21st Anniversary Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Boston, Massachusetts.

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In April, Veena Dwivedi co-ordinated the annual Department of Applied Linguistics Research Day, where she also presented a poster entitled “Quantification, attention, and the P300 effect” (with co-author and current lab member, Kaitlin Curtiss, and co-author and former lab member, Rae Gibson).

Former lab members Leslie Rowland and Hope Magnus also presented their respective thesis projects at Research Day.

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March 2014

As part of the Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series, Dr. James A. Walker, from the Department of Linguistics at York University, presented his talk, Ethnolects, identity and phonetic variation in Toronto English.

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February 2014

Veena Dwivedi delivered an invited lecture for the Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Lecture Series at York University in Toronto, entitled Efficiency in language processing.

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November 2013

As part of the Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series, Dr. Ted Gibson, from the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), presented his talk, Language for communication: Language as rational inference.

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October 2013

As part of the Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series, Dr. Todd Ferretti, from the Department of Psychology and Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Wilfrid Laurier University, presented his talk, The influence of temporal information associated with verbs on understanding, imagining and remembering.

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June 2013

Congratulations to a member of the Brain and Language Lab, Kaitlin Curtiss, who graduated in June with an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience (Psychology Stream).

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April 2013

Veena Dwivedi presented a poster entitled The computation of meaning via event knowledge and number (with co-author and current lab member, Kaitlin Curtiss) at the 20th Anniversary Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco, USA.

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Brain and Language Lab member Kaitlin Curtiss participated in the Department of Applied Linguistics Research Day event, where she presented her poster (see above) to faculty and students in the Brock community. See picture with Neuroscience professor Dr Joffre Mercier (also Associate VP for Math and Science).

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March 2013

Veena Dwivedi delivered an invited lecture at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (centre includes Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics and Radboud University) in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Her talk was entitled, Investigations in neurocognitive mechanisms underlying semantic ambiguity.

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Veena Dwivedi visiting Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (with Paul Broca and Carl Wernicke).

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 Veena Dwivedi presented a poster entitled “Evidence of competition for resources in number interpretation" (co-authors were former lab member Rae Gibson now at Western pursuing MSc. in Neuroscience, and James Desjardins) at the 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics in Tenerife, Spain.

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November 2012

As part of the Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series, Dr. John Connolly, who is Senator William McMaster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language at McMaster University, presented his talk, Applied neurolinguistics: The nexus of speech processing, linguistics, and applied linguistics.

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June 2012

Congratulations to two members of the Brain and Language Lab, Lynsey Endicott and Rae Gibson, who graduated in June. 

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May 2012

Kaitlin Curtiss gave her first national conference presentatation at Wilfried Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario at the 2012 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

She presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association entitled Interpreting quantifier scope ambiguity (co-authors were lab members Lynsey Endicott, Rae Gibson and Veena Dwivedi).

Veena Dwivedi gave a talk entitled Concepts before composition: semantic processing, earlier that day at the conference.

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March 2012

Veena Dwivedi was in New York City presenting at the 25th annual meeting of the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference.

The title of her poster was Quantifier scope ambiguity and the timing of algorithmic processing. 

Later that month, at the the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Chicago, she presented a poster entitled Doubly quantified sentences: Shallow vs. deep processing (co-authors were lab member Rae Gibson and lab alumna, Leanne Angus).

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January 2012

As Speaker Series Co-ordinator for the Dept of Applied Linguistics at Brock, Dr. Dwivedi was interviewed foDr. Sali Tagliamonte's talk by Brock News and TV Cogeco.

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2011

Veena Dwivedi gave a talk entitled Semantic ambiguity in language processing (co-authors are Leanne Angus, now a SUNY-Buffalo graduate and is now practicing Speech-Language Pathologist, Raechelle Gibson, now a Ph.D. candidate at Western University and Chi Ho Alex Cheung), on May 29, 2011 at the Canadian Linguistic Association which held its 2011 conference as part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton.

Veena Dwivedi gave an invited lecture entitled Shallow processing of scope for the Cognitive Science of Language Lecture Series at McMaster University on Jan. 26, 2011.

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2010

 The 2010 Department of Applied Linguistics Research Day was highlighted in an article by the Brock News.

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November 2008

Dr. Dwivedi was MC and helped launch the Niagara Original brand at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, ON.

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October 2008

 The Brock Brain and Language Lab was highlighted in an article published by the Ministry of Research and Innovation:

Ministry of Research and Innovation

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2007

The Brock Brain and Language Lab obtained a grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation!

St. Catharines Standard

St Catharines Member of Parliament Rick Dykstra paid a visit to campus to announce federal funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation for Dr. Dwivedi's lab equipment.