Staff Talks Archive

February 20, 2020  

Julie Van Dyke, VP of Research and Strategic Initiatives, Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

“Developing a publicity infrastucture at Haskins ”

January 30, 2020


Jason Chor Ming LO, Postdoc, Haskins Laboratories

“How computational modeling can help to understand word reading”

January 30, 2020


Gregg Castellucci, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Long Laboratory Neuroscience Institute, NYU Langone Health

“Cortical dynamics underlying interactive language use”

December 12, 2019


Dima Amso, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI

“Synergistic attention and learning processes in infancy”

December 5, 2019


Richard Aslin, Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

“A novice’s guide to the ins and outs of research grants”

November 21, 2019


Maria M. Arredondo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Science Foundation, Haskins Laboratories and University of British Columbia

“Infants’ Emerging Specialization in Linguistic and Non-linguistic Attentional Processes”

November 14, 2019


Cathi Best, MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University, Australia

“Natural phonetic variation and early word recognition: Toddlers’ recognition of familiar words across unfamiliar regional accents”

November 7, 2019


David Ostry, Haskins Laboratories and McGill University

“The Central Role of Sensory Plasticity in Human Motor Learning”

October 31, 2019


Yung-hsiang Shawn Chang, Department of English, National Taipei University of Technology

“Technology An articulatory investigation of Mandarin speakers’ production of English /r/ and the palatal fricatives in Mandarin vs. English”

October 30, 2019


Dr. Zhichao Xia, Ph.D. Postdoc Fellow, National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning & IDG/McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Beijing Normal University

“Neurofunctional correlates of audio-visual integration in Chinese children with and without reading difficulties”

October 24, 2019


Joyce McDonough, Professor and Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Rochester

“Patterns of inflection in fusional morphology: relations between words in Navajo ”

October 17, 2019


Nabin Koirala, Postdoctoral Researcher, Haskins Laboratories (

“Structural network characteristics of patients with Parkinson’s disease”

September 26, 2019


Michael Ullman, Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University

“Language learning relies on brain circuits that predate humans: Evidence from typical and atypical language development

September 5, 2019


David Kilpatrick, State University of New York College at Cortland

“Phonemic Proficiency, Not Phonemic Awareness, Facilitates Orthographic Learning”

August 1, 2019


Sebastian Korinth, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Center for Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk (IDeA), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

“From Reading Acceleration to Eye-Tracker Feedback: Two Reading Training Approaches, their benefits, disadvantages and an outlook”

June 13, 2019


Marcia S. Suzuki, Linguistics & Literacy Consultant, Uniskript Alphabets

 ”Uniskript: an embodied writing system”

June 6, 2019


Ilke Oztekin, Florida International University

 ”Interference control in working memory”

May 30, 2019


Carol Fowler, Haskins Laboratories and University of Connecticut

“The History of Haskins Laboratories”

May 23, 2019


Victor Kuperman, McMaster University

“Spelling errors as a window into orthographic learning and recognition: Evidence from five languages”

May 16, 2019


Dr. Iain Matthews, Epic Games

“Learning to Animate Speech”

May 9, 2019


Steve Cox, Adelphi University

“Variability of Electrolaryngeal Speaker Performance in Multi-Talker Babble”

May 2, 2019


Haskins Laboratories In-House “Clinical Trails”

Douglas Whalen and Julie Van Dyke will lead a discussion regarding the NIH application requirements for clinical trials”

April 25, 2019


Mark Bertin, M.D. Developmental Pediatrics, New York Medical College  

“Mindfulness and ADHD: An Integrated Approach to Care”

April 18, 2019


Ryan Lee-James, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Dialect, Development, and Language Disorders Lab, Director, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Adelphi  University

Examining Heterogeneity within High Dialect Speakers: Implications for Reading” 

April 11, 2019


Navin Viswanathan, Associate Professor,  Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders & Program in Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University

Studying the Lack of Invariance Problem in Speech Perception from an Ecological Perspective” 

April 4, 2019


Kwang Kim, University of Washington

“Sensorimotor learning and control in people who stutter.”

March 7,  2019  

12:30pm David Lewkowicz, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Northeastern University  

“Can Selective Attention to Audiovisual Cues & their Sequential Structure Provide Insights into the Development of Speech & Language?”

2:00pm Dr. Stephen Sheinopf, Brown University

“Biomarkers of Arousal and Regulation in Autism from Infancy to Early Childhood”

February 14, 2019


Alisa Baron, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

 “Grammatical Morpheme Comprehension and Production in Spanish-English Bilinguals”

February 7, 2019


Dr. Sarah Ferguson, Assistant Professor, University of Utah

  “What *can* make clear speech clear: Lessons learned from the Ferguson Clear Speech Database”;

January 31, 2019


Daniel Kleinman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories

  “Deciding what to say next: An EEG study of word production;

December 6, 2018


Katarzyna Chawarska, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, Director, Yale Early Social Cognitive Lab & Toddlers Developmental Disabilities Clinic

“Developmental Neuroscience of Autism Program: A Sneak Preview”

November 8, 2018


Jessica Sulllivan, Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia

  “A Glimpse of Pediatric Speech Recognition in Noise”

November 1, 2018


Kaja Jasinka, Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

“Learning to read in high-risk environment: an fNIRS study of cognitive and reading development in rural Côte d’Ivoire”

November 1, 2018


Discovery Day 2, Haskins PostDocs

“Tian Hong, “Early Behavioral and Neurobiological Predictors of Chinese Children’s Reading Development”

Daniel Kleinman, “Word production choices and timing predict word comprehension ERPs”

Noam Siegelman, “Statistical Learning as an individual ability”

Alexis Black, “Is statistical learning statistical? What learned representations can tell us about the statistical learning mechanism and its developmental trajectory”

Sara Sanchez-Alonso, “Characterizing the Neural Fingerprint of the Bilingual Brain”

Claire Kabdebon, “Investigating early mental representations”

October 11, 2018


Adam Buchwald, Associate Professor of Communicative Sciences and Disorder, NYU

“Exploring the interaction between neuromodulation and speech motor learning”

October 4, 2018


Reem Khamis-Dakwar, Associate Professor, Adelphi University  

“The impact of Arabic diglossia on language development and language processing”

October 11, 2018


Adam Buchwald, Associate Professor, NYU  

“Exploring the interaction between neuromodulation and speech motor learning” 

September 27, 2018


Maria M. Arredondo, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of British Columbia

“Shining a light on the developing bilingual brain”

September 20, 2018


3:00pm David Lewkowicz, Professor, Northeastern University

“The development of multisensory processing and attention in infancy & their role in audiovisual speech processing” 

September 13, 2018


Haskins Laboratories “Discovery Day 1

Jay Rueckl: “Computational Modeling of Individual Differences in Word Reading and Its Implications for Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies.”

Luca Campanelli, Nicole Landi and Julie Van Dyke: “Syntactic and semantic processing in poor comprehenders: Evidence from eye-tracking and computational modeling.”

Mark Tiede: “Gestural Timing Differences and Perceived Accent.” Laura Koenig: “Formant Trajectories in Loud Speech.”

Nicole Landi: “Imaging genetic approaches in the study of dyslexia.”

Chris Shadle: “3D Printing for Speech Researchers.”

Vince Gracco: “Network-Targeted Neuromodulation and Speech Motor Learning.”

David Ostry: “Brain basis of motor memory consolidation.”

Julia Irwin: “HeARS and Listening to Faces: Apps designed to support speech and language development.”

Doug Whalen, Wei-Rong Chen, Mark Tiede and Hosung Nam: “Variability of articulator positions and formants across nine English vowels.”

September 6, 2018


Donna Erickson, Kanazawa Medical University, Sophia University, Japan

“Acoustic, articulatory and perceptual characteristics of Japanese cake-seller voices: A study in ethnophonetics.”

Secondary (short) talk: TB, TD & Jaw movement patterns of English syllables: Comparison of L1 & L2 speakers. ”.”


July 19, 2018


Katie Franich, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, University of Delaware

“The role of metrical prominence in speech coordination and perception across languages.”

June 14, 2018


Dr. Micalle Carl, City University of New York

“Vowel Production in Down Syndrome: An Ultrasound Study”

June 7, 2018


Ola  Ozernov-Palchik, MS Doctoral Candidate, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University

“Investigating Contextual Facilitation Effects on Phonological Processing in Children and Adults with Dyslexia”

May 17, 2018


Floris van Vugt, McGill University, Department of Psychology

“Learning novel sensorimotor maps”

Lunchtime Concert/Presentation by Floris van Vugt “Motor learning and acoustics perspectives on the (baroque) oboe: a concert-lecture”

The oboe, a double-reed woodwind instrument, first appeared on the musical stage in 17th century Europe and then rapidly became very popular among baroque composers. In this talk I will show why; I will play the instrument for you, and then demonstrate that it inspires a number of questions about motor learning and acoustics.

May 10, 2018


Gerry Altmann, Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut and Director, CT Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences

“The challenge of Event Cognition: Towards a new science of understanding”

May 3, 2018


Arthur Abramson Memorial;

Contributors: Kenneth Pugh, Fredericka Bell-Berti, Laura, Koenig, Lawrence Raphael, Donna Erickson, David Michaels.

Video contributions: Robert Remez, Pittayawat Pittayaporn, Shelia Blumstein

April 16, 2018


Gerd Schulte-Korne, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Munich, Germany 

“Evidenced based practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment in reading and spelling disorder: A further step for high quality standards in intervention and diagnosis”

March 29, 2018


Swathi Kiran, Program Director, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, Boston University 

“Understanding language recovery in the brain after a stroke”

March 22, 2018


Kenneth Pugh, President & Director Haskins Laboratories 

“The Haskins Global Language and Literacy Innovation Hub: An overview and updates on new projects”

March 15, 2018


Emliy Spitzer, Audiology student UNC School of Medicine 

“Speech in Modulated Maskers: Electrophysiological and Behavioral Measures”

March 1, 2018


Gustaf Oqvist Seimyr & Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, The Marianne Bernadotte Centre, Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden 

“Screening for Reading Deficits using Eye Tracking and Machine Learning”

February 15, 2018


Alexander Sorokin, Laboratory of Neurophysiology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow State 

“Neurophysiological Studies of Speech vs. Non-speech Processing”

February 8, 2018


Adeen Flinker, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, NYU School of Medicine ,

“Intracranial electrophysiology of speech perception and production”

February 1, 2018


Elizabeth Casserly, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Trinity College,

“Experimental control in dyadic speech interactions: The puzzle completion task”

January 18, 2018


Jonghye Woo, Dept. of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 

Speech Map: a multimodal atlas of 4D tongue motion to visualize and quantify speech using MRI (Host, Christine Shadle)

December 7, 2017


Andrea Calabrese, Professor of Linguistics and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Connecticut,

ATR and Tense features in Romance: acoustic-articulatory evidence from Tricase Metaphony”

November 30, 2017


John Locke, Professor of Linguistics, Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, Lehman College, City University of New York,

“Towards a unified model of human communication: The contribution of cryptic cues”

March 30, 2017


Kevin Tang and Ryan Bennett, Yale University

“Expectation shapes speech perception in Kaqchikel Mayan: Psycholinguistics with “Small Data” 

March 23, 2017


Carol Scheffner Hammer, Teachers College, Columbia University  

“The Language & Literacy ​Development of Dual Language Learners: Home and School factors”

March 16, 2017


Tony Ro, The Graduate Center, City University of New York  

“Brain signatures of top-down suppression of perception”

March 2, 2017


Alexander Francis, Perdue University 

“Listening effort: Phenomenology, psychology, physiology and application” 

March 9, 2017


Anastasia Stoops, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research

“From early cortical auditory/visual sensory processing to language comprehension: EEG, eye-tracking and fMRI.” 

February 23, 2017


Dongnhu Truong, Yale University

“A genome-wide examination of rapid automatized naming” 

February 2, 2017


Ben Parrell, Assistant Professor, Linguistics and Cognitive Science Faculty, Biomechanics and Movement Science Program, University of Delaware

“A sensory feedback control framework for speech: model architecture, neural bases, and open questions”

January 19, 2017


Matthew Masapollo, Brown University

“On the nature of the natural referent vowel bias.”

January 12, 2017


Laura Morett, Hilibrand Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Child Study Center

“When hands speak as loud as words: The impact of gesture on the neurobiology of learning.”

December 15, 2016


Ana Maiques and Giulio Ruffini, Neuroelectrics, Cambridge, Mass,

“New technologies to non invasively monitor and stimulate the brain and its applications”

December 8, 2016


Dr. John Murray, Assistant Professor,
 Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

“Neural circuit models of resting-state network dynamics in health and disease”

December 1, 2016


Yale University, HIC informational Meeting

November 17, 2016


Dr. Qing Cai, Associate Professor,
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at East China Normal University

“The Typical and Atypical Reading Brain”

November 10, 2016


Denise Klein (Director) & Shanna Kousaie, Centre for Research on Brain, Language & Music & Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

“The effect of language experience on the brain: Evidence from bilingualism.”

November 3, 2016


Sally Andrews, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Australia

“The role of lexical precision in skilled reading: Insights from individual differences.

November 3, 2016


Jie Ren, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brown University

“Feature Specification in Infants’ Lexical Representations.”

October 27, 2016


Gary Feng, Educational Testing Service, New Jersey

“Beyond Scores: Understanding Reading and Writing Processes in Large Scale Standardized Tests”

October 13, 2016


Brad Sutton, PHD, Bioengineering Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Technical director, Biomedical Imaging Center, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology,

“New methods for dynamic and functional imaging of speech and swallowing with MRI”

September 29, 2016


Jason Gallivan, Queen’s University,

“Neural coding of action plans across human cortex”  

September 22, 2016


Ashish Raj, Weill Cornell Medicine

“Simple models of network spread can predict brain activity patterns and the spread of neurodegeneration”

September 15, 2016


Monica Wagner, St. John’s University,

“Spectro-temporal feature processing of the spoken word within auditory cortex reflected within the P1-N1-P2 and T-complex of the auditory evoked potentials (AEPs): Potential for clinical and research applications”

September 8, 2016


Philip Rubin, Haskins Laboratories, Senior Advisor to the President,

“Obama’s BRAIN: a view of science policy from inside the White House”

June 16, 2016


Brian Dillon, UMass Amherst

“The search for an antecedent: Reflexive-antecedent dependencies and structurally constrained retrieval in comprehension”

June 9, 2016


Alexis Johns, Haskins Laboratories and UConn,

“Phonological and semantic competition in spoken word recognition in older listeners: An investigation of sensory and cognitive factors”

June 2, 2016


Brian Scassellati, Yale University,

“Robots that Teach.”

May 19, 2016


Benjamin Langstein, Haskins Laboratories,

“Communication Breakdown: Observing Conversational Incoherence in the Lab”

May 12, 2016


Yune Lee, Post Doctoral-Fellow, University of Pennsylvania,

“New frontiers in brain-based rehabilitation for communication disorders”

May 5, 2016


Randy Flanagan, Queen’s University at Kingston ON, Canada,

“Selection, planning and control of object-oriented action”

April 28, 2016


Axelle Calcus, Center for Research in Cognition & Neuroscience, University Libre de Bruxelles & Center for Computational Neuroscience and Neural Technology, Boston University

“The rowdy-classroom problem in children with dyslexia: contribution of peripheral and central interference to speech-perception in noise”

April 21, 2016


Jeff Malins, Post-doctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories,

“Characterizing Individual Differences in Neurobiology and Word Learning in Children with Reading Deficits”

April 14, 2016


Fumiko Hoeft, University of California, San Francisco “Intergenerational Imaging of Reading Networks”

April 7, 2016



March 31, 2016


Trey Avery, Haskins Laboratories, EEG Lab Manager

“Evaluation of the Effects of Mindfulness, Practices in Young Children Using EEG Measures of Attention and Salivary Measures of Stress”

March 24, 2016


Eleanor Chodroff, Johns Hopkins University,

“Phonetic covariation within natural classes: Implications for linguistic structure and perceptual adaptation”

March 17, 2016


Prof. Leonid Perlovsky, Northeastern University

“Language and cognition – joint acquisition, dual hierarchy, and emotional prosody”

March 10, 2016


Samar Husain, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi,

“Determinants of Reading Difficulty in Hindi”.

March 10, 2016


Claire Moore-Cantwell, Yale University, Linguistics,

“Effects of probabilistic phonology on perception: Evidence from the English stress system”

March 3, 2016


Bharath Chandrasekaran, University of Texas, Austin

“Dual-learning systems in speech and audition”

February 25, 2016


David Ostry, Haskins Laboratories and McGill University

“The Structure and Acquisition of Sensorimotor Maps.

February 18, 2016


Wei-rong Chen, Haskins Laboratories

“Articulation and Coarticulation in Taiwan Mandarin: An EMA study”

February 11, 2016


Sarah Hamilton, University of Cincinnati,

“Does ultrasound biofeedback therapy improve auditory perceptual abilities in children with residual speech disorders?”

February 4, 2016


Ashley Lewis, Post-doctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories

“Exploring oscillatory neural dynamics in the beta frequency range during language comprehension beyond the word level”

January 21, 2016


Kaja Jasinska, Haskins Laboratories, Postdoctoral Research Associate

“How Experience and Biology Shape the Neural Systems Supporting Language and Reading Development”

December 10, 2015


Matthew Hall, University of Connecticut, Linguistics, Post-Doc,

“How language impacts the mind, and how the mind impacts language”

December 3, 2015


Haskins Laboratories Global Summit

November 19, 2015


Etienne de Villers Sidani, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

“Harnessing neuroplasticity to improve hearing: lessons learned from animal models”

November 12, 2015


Tanya Evans, Stanford School of Medicine

“Brain Networks Supporting the Acquisition of Skilled Reading and Arithmetic”

November 5, 2015


Andy Jahn, Haskins Laboratories, Post-doctoral Fellow

“Pain, Congruency, and Surprise: Prediction Violation across Domains in the Anterior Cingulate Cortex”

October 29, 2015


Professor Pascal Perrier, GIPSA-lab, Grenoble

“Modeling and experimental studies of Speech Production”

October 22, 2015


Tyler Perrachione, Boston University

“Cognitive consequences of talker variability”

October 8, 2015


2:30 Andy Jahn, Haskins Laboratories, Post-doctoral Fellow,

“Neural basis of conflict resolution in encoding and retrieval interference.”

October 8, 2015


12:30 Dick Aslin, Rochester Center for Brain Imaging,

“From sounds to words: Distributional learning and its neural correlates in adults and infants”

October 1, 2015


*Jennifer McCullagh, Auditory processing and speech-language abilities in children and older adults with and without neurological impairment.

*Barbara Cook, Ethical Application of EBP Interventions During a Research Protocol Supporting Participation of Individuals With ASD

*Hillary Harper, “Examining the Connections Between Language and Literacy Development in Young and School-Age Children”.

*Southern Connecticut State University, Dept. of Communication Disorders

September 24, 2015


2:30 Nancy McIntyre, UC Davis MIND Institute, “

Reading comprehension in children with high functioning autism: Latent variable modeling of social, cognitive, and language factors”

September 24, 2015


12:30 Brian Byrne, University of New England, Australia,

“Behavior-genetics of literacy development: Zooming out and zooming in”

September 17, 2015


Edward Wlotko, Tufts University,

“Anticipatory language comprehension: Hemispheric asymmetries, age-related changes, and individual differences”

June 11, 2015


Donna Erickson, Kanazawa Medical University & Sophia University,

“Articulation of Rhythm: A Multilanguage perspective”

June 4, 2015


Katy Borodkin, Lehman College

“Phonological and Naming Skills in Low-Proficiency Second-Language Learners”

May 28, 2015


Dr. Sang-Im Lee-Kim, Visiting Professor University of Massachusetts at Amherst,

“The role of static vs. dynamic cues in vowel transitions: The case of sibilant place contrast”

May 21, 2015


Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, PhD, Bar-Ilan University, Israel,

“The psycholinguistics of learning to read in Arabic.”

May 14, 2015


Gerald McRoberts, Haskins Laboratories

“Phonetic Details in Early Words:The Intersection of Speech Perception and Lexical Acquisition in Infants and Toddlers”

April 30, 2015


John Hale, Cornell University

“Modeling fMRI time courses with linguistic structure”

April 23, 2015


David Gow, Ph.D., Cognitive/Behavioral Neurology Group, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Using effective connectivity analyses to build stronger inferences about the functional architecture of cognition”

April 2, 2015


Rachel Theodore, University of Connecticut,

“Talker-specificity in spoken language processing”

March 26, 2015


Benita Blachman, Syracuse University School of Education,

“What we learned from a 10-year follow-up of an early reading intervention”

March 19, 2015


Arthur Abramson, Haskins Laboratories

“Haskins Laboratories in New York City with Comments on Voice Onset Time”
View the recorded talk

March 18, 2015


Yumie Ono, Ph.D., Meiji University, Japan,

“fNIRS, EEG and heart rate variability: A physiological window for clinical diagnosis, communication, and rehabilitation”

March 12, 2015


Erika Skoe, University of Connecticut, Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences,

“Auditory system development and language outcomes: Insights from poor readers”

Febraury 26, 2015


Dave Braze and Tao Gong, Haskins Laboratories,

“A108/A195 Roundup”

February 19, 2015


Marc Joanisse, University of Western Ontario,

“Visualizing the brain’s reading network in time and space using eyetracking, ERP and MRI”

Febraury 12, 2015


Adam Lammert, Swarthmore College,

“Structure and Function in Speech Production”

February 5, 2015


Guannan (Mandy) Shen, Columbia University, Teachers College,

“Perceptual Learning of Mandarin Lexical Tone Categories”

January 22, 2015


Gustaf Öqvist Seimyr & Mattias Nilsson Benfatto, The Bernadotte Laboratories, St. Erik’s Eye Hospital Karolinska Institutet, Sweden,

“Screening for Reading Deficits in Children by Eye Tracking”

January 15, 2015


Isabelle Barrière, PhD, Associate Professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus Director of Policy for Research and Education, Yeled V’Yalda,

“Cross-linguistic and Bilingual Perspectives on the Early Comprehension of Subject-Verb Agreement”

January 8, 2015


Yi-Hui Hung, Postdoctoral Associate, Haskins Laboraotires,

“The roles of phonetic and semantic radicals in Chinese character recognition.”

December 11, 2014


Eiling Lee, University of Connecticut,

“The cognitive and neural representations of object concepts”

Novemeber 20, 2014


Bart Boets, University of Leuven,

“Intact phonological representations in dyslexia? How to reconcile 40 years of dyslexia research.”

November 13, 2014


Nairan Ramirez-Esparza, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
“Look who’s talking: The quality of the social interactions in monolinguals’ and bilinguals’ language development”

November 6, 2014


“Yale Linguists present their Research at Haskins”

Bob Frank, “TAG is it! Tree Adjoining Grammar insights into syntax and acquisition.”

Claire Bowern, “Yidiny Stress Revisited.”

Ryan Bennett, “Ultrasound of Irish secondary articulations, prosody in K’ichean.”

Raffaella Zanutini, “The perils of describing nonstandard English syntax at Yale.”

Maria Piñango, “Finding meaning in the brain.”

October 30, 2014


Elpida Pavlidou, Postdoctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories, 

“The Little Spie and The Hidden Word: The Dyslexic Brain as a Statistician. What have I Learned ‘Implicitly’ in Two Haskins Years”??

October 23, 2014


Nicolas Bourguignon, PhD, Université de Montréal and the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music.

“Executive contributions of the frontal lobes to speech production : A rostro-caudal axis for language in the pre-frontal cortex”

October 23, 2014


Morten H. Christiansen, Professor, Department of Psychology & Co-Director, Cognitive Science Program, Cornell University External Professor, Department of Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark, Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories

“Language Acquisition as Learning to Process”

October 16, 2014


Ken McRae, University of Western Ontario,

“A computational account of the N400 based on prediction error in an attractor network model of semantic memory”

October 2, 2014


Jason Bishop, College of Staten Island/CUNY Graduate Center

“Examining the role of subvocal prosody in sentence comprehension in reading.”

September 25, 2014


Natalie Kacinik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, CUNY Brooklyn.

“Understanding Metaphoric Language: Examining the Involvement of the Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheres”

September 18, 2014


Haskins Discovery Day, Speakers: Pete Molfese
Argyro Katsika, Dave Kush, Elpida Pavlidou, Emily Myers, Julie Van Dyke, Jeff Malins, Joy Hirsch, Xian Zhang, J. Adam Noah, Kaja Jasinska

September 4, 2014


Steven Tobin, University of Connecticut
“A dynamical approach to phonetic category change”

August 14, 2014


Dr. Yang Lee, Professor of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea,Research Affiliate, Haskins Laboratories and CESPA, University of Connecticut 

“Two Processing Routes for Korean Reading?”

July 31, 2014


Dr. Vicky Leong, Sutasoma Research Fellow, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

“Booting-up language in the naive brain: Mapping temporal structure from speech modulations to 
neuronal oscillations”

June 26, 2014


Betty Mousikou, Royal Holloway,University of London,

“Bridging the gap between reading aloud and speech production: Behavioral & Computational studies”

June 19, 2014


Jet Vonk, Doctoral Student Neurolinguistics, CUNY

“Lexical Semantic Processing in Alzheimer’s Disease: Anatomical-Behavioral Correlations between Language Performance and Brain Atrophy”

June 12, 2014


James McPartland, Assistant Professor of Child Psychiatry and Psychology Director, Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic,

“Rethinking the Developmental Role of Social Motivation in ASD”

June 5, 2014


Jonathan Preston, Haskins Laboratories,

“Haskins Labs’ contributions to the study of speech sound disorders”

June 5, 2014


Eleonora Rossi, Penn State University,

“Learning and using two languages: Converging approaches to the mind and the brain”

May 29, 2014


Rob Reinhart, Vanderbilt University,

“Causal control of medial-frontal cortex governs performance monitoring and learning”

May 22, 2014


Katy Cabbage, Massachusetts General Hospital, 

“Phonological Deficits in Children: Perception Matters” 

Tracy Centanni , Massachusetts General Hospital, 

“Neural and behavioral auditory processing impairments after dyslexia gene knockdown”

May 15, 2014


Julie Franck, University of Genéve (W. Tabor)

“Acceptability and temporal dynamics of extraction from wh-islands”

April 24, 2014


Mark Tiede, Haskins Laboratories,

“Articulatory patterns in phonetic convergence.”

April 10, 2014


Sudha Arunachalam, Dept. of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Boston University

“Parsing to learn: How toddlers use their grammatical and lexical knowledge to acquire new words”.

April 3, 2014


Ryan Shosted, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

“Getting what you pay for: Higher dimensional analyses of rtMRI speech production data”  

April 3, 2014


Dr. Megan Boudewyn, University of California, Davis.

“Individual differences in cognitive control and context processing during comprehension.”

March 27, 2014


Edward Large, University of Connecticut

“Neurodynamics of Music Perception”

March 20, 2014


Klara Marton, Ph.D. Program in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Graduate School & University Center, City University of New York,

“Interference control at the two ends of the scale: children with neurodevelopmental disorders and bilingual individuals”

March, 6, 2014


Nadia Peppa, University of Southampton, UK,

“Models of comorbidity in development disorders: The impact of comorbid ADHD on the Conduct Disorder.”

Febraury 27, 2014


Michele Miozzo, Columbia University,

“The processing of word sounds in speech production.”

Febraury 6, 2014


NIH- “Public Access Policies”

January 30, 2014


Joanne Carlisle, University of Michigan,

“Unanswered questions and directions for future research on morphology and reading.”

January 16, 2014


Jeff Malins, Post-doctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories, 

“Towards a theory of spoken processing in Madarin Chinese”

December 12, 2013


Louisa Bogaerts, Ghent University, Belgium, “The involvement of serial-order memory in language learning: evidence from novel word learning and dyslexia”

December 5, 2013


Tao Gong, The University of Hong Kong, “Simulating the Vowel Chain Shift in the Xumi Language”

December 5, 2013


David Caplan, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School, “On the Nature of Syntactic Comprehension in Vascular Aphasia”

November 21, 2013


Kevin Roon, CUNY & Haskins Laboratories, “The dynamics of phonological planning and the perception-production link”

November 14, 2013


Karen Froud, (Columbia University-Teacher’s College, “Interdisciplinary investigations in speech-language pathology and educational neuroscience”

November 14, 2013


Doug Whalen, Hosung Nam, Christian DiCanio, Haskins Laboratories, “Extracting phonetics from endangered language corpora: Examples in Mixtec and Arapaho.”

October 31, 2013


Sara Guediche, Brown University, “Flexibility and plasticity in speech perception: Behavior and neural interactions”

October 24, 2013


Martijn Wieling, Universities of Groningen & Tubingen, Germany, “Comparingpronunciations on the basis of transcriptions and articulography”

October 10, 2013


Devin Kearns, Boston University, “De+ci+sions, Decide+sions, Decisions: How do elementary-age children read polysyllabic words?”

October 3, 2013


Kim Leiken, NYU, “Disentangling linguistic processing from general cognitiveresources: MEG studies of dependency formation”

September 26, 2013


Kaja Jasinska, Haskins Laboratories, “What the Bilingual Brain can tell us about Language, Reading and Cognitive Development”

September 12, 2013


Kirrie Ballard, University of Sydney, Australia, “Can instrumental measures of speech predict expert diagnosis of acquired apraxia of speech?”

August 8, 2013


Katarzyna Jednorog, Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland, “Multisite voxel based morphometry study of developmental dyslexia”

June 27, 2013


Zohar Eviatar, University of Haifa, Israel, “Dynamics of brain functions and reading in different languages: The case of Arabic”

June 27, 2013


Dave Kush, University of Maryland, “Respecting Relations”

June 20, 2013


Tricia McCabe, University of Sydney, Australia. “Developing treatments for complex speech disorders: An example from childhood apraxia of speech”

June 13, 2013


Inge-Marie Eigsti, University of Connecticut.”Language in autism spectrum disorders: Underlying processes from low to high”

June 6, 2013


Elizabeth Hirshorn, University of Pittsburgh. “Using Artificial Orthographies to Study Reading in Different Writing Systems”

May 30, 2013


Victor Ferreira, University of California, San Diego

“How do speakers’ choices bring about successful communication?”

May 23, 2013


Matt Masapollo, McGill University, “Infant’s perception of infant vowels”

May 23, 2013


Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California, “Linguistic pattern formation”

May 2, 2013


Gareth Roberts, Yeshiva University, “The orgins of combinatoriality:insights from the laboratory”

April 25, 2013


Robert Serpell, University of Zambia. “Appropriation of literacy in a linguistically diverse context: basic education in an African city”

April 4, 2013


Argyro Katsika, University of Potsdam. “The coordination of prosodic and constriction events at boundaries”

March 28, 2013


Sam Tilsen, Cornell University, “Selection and coordination of articulatory gestures in temporally constrained production”

March 21, 2013


Yale HIC Meeting

March 14, 2013


Gina Kuperberg, Tufts University & Massachusetts General Hospital. “Predicting Meaning: What the Brain tells us about the Architecture of Language Comprehension”

March 14, 2013


David Share, Haifa University, Israel. “Anglocentrism and Alphabetism in Reading Research and Practice: When less is more?”

Febraury 28, 2013


Adrian Garcia-Sierra, UConn “Top down influence in bilinguals’ speech perception”

January 31, 2013


Elpida Pavlidou, Marie Curie Fellow at The University of Edinburgh. “Implicit learning in specific developmental disorders: The MOUSE(MultimOdal Use of Statistical Environment) Project”

January 17, 2013


Michael TurveyUniversity of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories)
Title: “Esther Thelen Memorial Lecture: Ecology and Dynamics of Movement Development”

December 13, 2012


W. Einar Mencl, Haskins Laboratories

“Progress in Neuroimaging at Haskins”

December 7, 2012


Hannah Block, “Neural substrates of sensory and motor adaptation”

December 6, 2012


Stephen Frost, Haskins Laboratories
“Experiment du jour”

November 29, 2012


Adrian Staub, University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
“Understanding ‘prediction’ in the cloze task: Data and model”

November 15, 2012


Michael Crowley, Yale Child Study Center. Biofeedback

November 8, 2012


Laura Koenig, LIU & Haskins Laboratories, Aspects of speech production in typically-developing children”

November 8, 2012


Caterina Petrone, laboratoire Parole et Langage (CNRS) ix-en-Provence. “The role of F0 detail in tune representation and meaning”

October 25, 2012


Professor Kazumi Matsuoka and Professor Miho Sasaki, Keio University, “Visual word recognition by Japanese Signers and L2 learners of Japanese.

October 18, 2012


Alex Fine, University of Rochester, “Syntactic adaptation in language comprehension”

October 11, 2012


Matt Weber, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Penn State
“Cue Competition and Cognitive Control”

October 4, 2012


Keiichi Tajima, Hosei University, Tokyo, “Perception of prosody in a non-native language: The case of Japanese listeners’ perception of English syllable structure”

September 27, 2012


Heather Bortfeld, Haskins Laboratories and UConn Department of Psychology
“Assessing developmental change in normal and impaired auditory processing”

September 20, 2012


Margie Gillis, Haskins Laboratories and LiteracyHow
“Reading research in the classroom: What should teachers know and be able to do?”

September 20, 2012


Caicai Zhang, Language Engineering Laboratory, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Perceptual normalization of talker variability in lexical tone perception”

September 25, 2012


Liliana Ricon Gonzalez, MS, Biomedical Engineering Program, Arizona State University
“Perturbing the proprioceptive map of the arm” 

September 13, 2012


Suzanne Dikker, NYU Linquistics, “Predicting language and connecting brains”

September 6, 2012


Bryan Gick, USB Department of Liquistics
“A whole-event model for speech”

August 30, 2012


Jon Preston, Haskins Laboratories and Department of Communication Disorders, SCSU, “Ultrasound biofeedback for children with persisting speech sound disorders”

August 23, 2012 


Anders LofqvistHaskins Laboratories
“Development of speech motor control: Lip movement variability”

August 2, 2012


Catherine Wiley, MD, Reach Out and Read CT & Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, UCONN School of Medicine
“Promoting Early Literacy: A Peek into the Exam Roomn”

July 16, 2012


Arnaud Szmalec, Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University 
“The interaction between memory and language: Insights from normal language acquisition and impaired written language processing”

May 31, 2012


Maria Piñango, Yale University, Linguistics
Dissociations in Broca’s Area and the Structure of Language Processing

May 24, 2012


Martha Tyrone, Haskins Laboratories and Communication Science and Disorders, LIU 
“Sign language research at Haskins”

May 17, 2012


Tine Mooshammer, Haskins Laboratories
“Speech errors around the world”

May 10, 2012


Evelina Fedorenko, Department of Brain & Cognitive SciencesMIT
“A novel framework for a neural architecture of language”

April 12, 2012 


Dr Rupal Patel, Northeastern University
“Assistive technology for teaching and learning language”

April 12, 2012 


Emma Hayiou-Thomas, University of York, UK
“The shape of the phenotype: Genetic and environmental influences on typical and atypical language development”

April 12, 2012 


Adamantios Gafos
“Dynamics in grammar”

March 22, 2012 


Nicole Landi, 
“Studies of reading and language impairment, from low-level to high-level deficits”

March 15, 2012 


Anneke SlisUniversity of Toronto
“General co-articulatory Characteristics of repetitive Speech”

March 15, 2012 


Chi-Ming ChenUniversity of Connecticut
“Cognitive function and sensory processing in schizophrenia: EEG, MRS, and TMS approaches”

February 23, 2012 


Julie Van Dyke, Haskins Laboratories
“Reading beyond the word and back again: The next generation of reading research at Haskins”

February 9, 2012 


Julia Irwin, Haskins Laboratories and Southern Connecticut State University
“Reading beyond the word and back again: The next generation of reading research at Haskin”s

February 2, 2012 


Mark Tiede, Haskins Laboratories
“Noggin nodding: quantifying head movements correlated with increased difficulty in accelerating speech production tasks”

January 26, 2012 


Bernard Grela
University of Connecticut, Dept. of Communication Sciences 
“Processing Based Deficits in Children with Specific Language Impairment”

January 19, 2012 


Takayuki Ito, Haskins Laboratories
“Sensorimotor function in speech production and perception”

January 5, 2012


Tara McAllisterMontclair State University“Preliminary comparison of spectral versus ultrasound biofeedback: Implications for the causes of residual speech errors”

December 8, 2011


Rachel M. Theodore (University of Connecticut, Dept. of Communication Sciences): 
“Representational specificity in spoken language processing”

December 1, 2011


Ken Pugh(Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut, and Yale University): 
“The neurocognitive foundations of typical and atypical reading development: Contributions from Haskins scientists”

November 17, 2011


Takemi MochidaNTT Communication Science Labs., Japan
“Impact of self-articulatory movement on speech perception”

November 17, 2011


Hiroaki Gomi, NTT Communication Science Labs, Japan
“Perception of self-action is violated by implicit sensorimotor process”

November 10, 2011


MICHAEL TURVEYUniversity of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories, “Degrees-of-freedom problem: 40 years and counting”

This talk is part of the Speaker Series: THE HASKINS LEGACY - The Science of the Spoken and Written Word.

November 3, 2011


William E. TunmerMassey University, New Zealand, Visiting Professor in the School of Education at Harvard
“The Simple View of Reading Redux: The Dual Role of Vocabulary Knowledge in Early Literacy Development”

Supplementary reading includes two papers, which are attached:

1. William E. Tunmer and James W. Chapman. “The Simple View of Reading Redux: Vocabulary Knowledge and the Independent Components Hypothesis.” (Tunmer_JLD.pdf)

2. William E. Tunmer and James W. Chapman. “Does Set for Variability Mediate the Influence of Vocabulary Knowledge on the Development of Word Recognition Skills?” (TunmerSSSR.pdf)

October 20, 2011


Vincent Gracco (McGill University and Haskins Laboratories): 
“Sensorimotor coupling for speech: A framework for development, disorders and brain-behavior relations”

October 13, 2011


Diana Van Lancker Sidtis, New York University)
“Modes of talk: A curious tale of spontaneous speech, formulaic language and two versions of repetition”

Download supplemental reading in PDF

• NEL_514.pdf
• JSL5305_Sidtis.pdf
• c17.pdf

September 29, 2011


Bruno Galantucci, (Yeshiva University and 
Haskins Laboratories):
“Social Factors in the Emergence of Human Communication”

September 22, 2011


Len Katz, Haskins Laboratories and UConn
“Reading Research at Haskins: A Personnel History”

September 8, 2011


MORTEN CHRISTIANSEN (Cornell University):
“You Are What You Read: The Impact of Experience on Individual Differences in Language Processing”

Stream the two part talk
Part 1 [.mov]
Part 2 [.mov]

September 1, 2011


DONNA ERICKSON (Showa Music University, Kawasaki, Japan):
“Articulation (EMA) of English Rhythm: Comparison of Productions of Native and Non-Native Speakers”

(This work was supported in part by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sport, & Culture, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) #22520412.)

July 28, 2011


Katrina Schleisman, Ph.D. candidate University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
“Antipriming Accompanies Priming of Post-Visual Word Representations: Evidence for Ongoing Adjustments to Superimposed Representations”

July 14, 2011


Eric VATIKIOTIS-BATESON (University of British Columbia and Haskins Laboratories):
“Coordination and timing in speech: resisting invariance”

July 7, 2011


Valerie Shafer
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
“Maturation of neural correlates of speech processing”

June 30, 2011


Louis Goldstein (University of Southern Californiaand Haskins Laboratories):
“Roots and Prospects of an Articulatory Phonology”

June 16, 2011


Robert Remez (Barnard College and Haskins Laboratories):
“Analogy and Disanalogy in Production and Perception of Speech”

June 2, 2011


Jay Rueckl (University of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories):
“Word Recognition by Skilled Readers: Insights from Computational, Behavioral, and Neuroimaging Evidence”

May 26, 2011


Laurie Feldman, (SUNY at Albany and Haskins Laboratories):
“Bi-alphabetism and Bilingualism as Windows on Language Processing”

May 12, 2011


ALEXANDRA JESSE (University of Massachusetts and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen):
“The Benefits of Audiovisual Communication Across the Lifespan”

May 5, 2011


PRASANTA GHOSH (University of Southern California):
“A computational framework for exploring the role of speech production in speech recognition”

April 14, 2011


(Bruno H. Repp, Principal Investigator)

BRIAN FIDALI (Yale ‘11):
“Perceiving Perturbations in Polyrhythms”

ALLEN ZHANG (Yale ‘11):
“Synchronization with Auditory or Visual Sequences in the Presence of Cross-Modal Distracters”

EVAN ZHAO (Yale ‘11):
“Does Note Spacing Play Any Role in Music Reading?”

April 21, 2011


Elliott SaltzmanBoston University and Haskins Laboratories
“Invariance and variability in sensorimotor coordination and control: A visual approach”

April 21, 2011


Daniel Levitin, McGill University
“This Is Your Brain on Music”

April 7, 2011


Bruno H. Repp, Haskins Laboratories
“Twenty-Five Years of Research on Music Perception and Action at Haskins Laboratories” 

March 24, 2011


Christine Shadle, (Haskins Labs)
“Research on Fricatives: Haskins Laboratories’ Influence”

March 10, 2011


Katherine Harris
“Speech production research at Haskins Laboratories”

March 3, 2011


CHRIS BREGLER (New York University): “From eye-balls to ball-games: Next-gen motion capture for science and entertainment”

Feb., 10, 2011


Peter Molfese(Haskins Laboratories): 
“ERPs of children in a reading intervention”

Jan 20, 2011


Alison Austin(Haskins Laboratories):
“When children learn more than what they are taught: Regularization in child and adult learners

Jan 13, 2011


Michael Studdert-Kennedy
*Haskins Legacy” series celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Laboratories’ existence

December 9, 2010


David Ostry (McGill University. & Haskins Labs)

“Sensory Plasticity and Motor Learning”

November 17, 2010


Jean Vroomen (Tilburg University)

November 18, 2010


Donald Shankweiler (Haskins Labs)

November 9, 2010


Barbara Höhle (U. Potsdam)
“Crossing the boundaries: Phonological cues to early word segmentation in German and Turkish learning infants”

November 4, 2010 


Philip Rubin
“Talking Heads: speech embodied, embedded and enactive”

October 21, 2010


Austin Frank(Haskins Laboratories
“Linguistic Knowledge Includes Motor Knowledge”

October 14, 2010


Douglas Whalen
Tentative title: “Links between perception and production”

September 30, 2010


Haskins Laboratories 75th Anniversary Series
Arthur Abramson
Haskins Speech Research in New York City 

September 23, 2010


DARAGH E. SIBLEY (Haskins Laboratories):
“Impact of Dialect Knowledge on a Basic Component of Reading”

September 16, 2010


CAROL FOWLER (Haskins Laboratories and University of Connecticut):
“Common currency in language use”

September 9, 2010


MELVYN ROERDINK (Free University, Amsterdam):
“Sensorimotor Synchronization: Basic Research and Its Application in Gait Rehabilitation”

July 15, 2010


Mark Antoniou, MARCSUniversity of Western Sidney
download PDF

July 15, 2010


Denis Burnham, MARCSUniversity of Western Sidney
download PFD

June 17, 2010


Mara Breen, UMass
“Stress matters: Evidence of lexical stress assignment in silent reading”

June 3, 2010


Jonathan Preston, Haskins Laboratories
“Interventions for Speech Sound Disorders”

May 25, 2010


Michael Ian ProctorUSC
Winner of the 2010 Alvin M. Liberman Prize

“Articulatory Characterization of Complex Consonants - Liquids and Fricatives”

May 13, 2010


Clint Johns, Haskins Laboratories, “Do you know who that is? An ERP examination of ambiguous anaphors with real-world referents”

May 20, 2010


Tamara Radtcke, U. Glasgow

“The Speech-To-Song Illusion revisited”

May 6, 2010


Music Perception and Action research
(Yale students and faculty presenting)

April 29, 2010


JESSE SNEDEKER (Harvard University):
“Fast, Smart, and Out of Control: The Development of Online Language Comprehension”

April 12, 2010


SIMON D. LEVY (Washington & Lee University):
“Dynamic Cognition 2010: New Approaches to Some Tough Old Problems”

Presentation [Powerpoint.pdf]

Presentation [Keynote]

March 25, 2010


INGE-MARIE EIGSTI (University of Connecticut): “Dynamics of Gestures in Autism”

March 18, 2010


YI XU (University College London):
“Cracking the Emotion Code in Human Speech”

Powerpoint presentation

Presentation [Powerpoint pdf]

Presentation [Keynote]

March 4, 2010


PAUL MACARUSO (Community College of Rhode Island and Lexia):
“Assisting reading development by computer-aided instruction”

February 25, 2010


LAUREL FAIS (University of British Columbia):

“Looking at looking time: Word-object association in 14-month-old infants”

February 11, 2010


ROBERT PORT (Indiana University):
“Language as a social structure rather than a cognitive one”

February 4, 2010


YANG LEE, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
“Phonological differentiation for assimilated transformation”

January 21, 2010


TINE MOOSHAMMER (Haskins Laboratories)
“An Articulatory Study of Phonological Competition”

January 7, 2010


KHALIL ISKAROUS (Haskins Laboratories)
“Perception of Articulatory Dynamics from Acoustic Signatures”

December 10, 2009


“Individual Differences in Sentence Comprehension: A Retrieval Interference Approach”

November 17, 2009 


DONALD SHANKWEILER (Haskins Laboratories)
“Building the Supramodal Language Brain”

November 12, 2009 


ROBERT FRANK (Yale University)
“Statistical learning and mental grammar: Prospects fot a new paradigm?”

November 5, 2009


“Relationship between auditory acuity and the use of motor equivalence in production of the sibilant ‘sh’ “

October 29, 2009


VICTOR KUPERMAN (Stanford University):
“Production and Comprehension of Discontinuous Syntactic Dependences”

October 23, 2009


Xavier Pelorson & Annemie Van Hirtusm
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble
“Aeroacoustic Aspects of Voiced Sounds and Fricatives”

October 15, 2009


CLINT JOHNS (Haskins Laboratories):
“An ERP investigation of memory accessibility and coreferential processing”

October 8, 2009


NADINE GAAB (Harvard University):
“Neural pre-markers of developmental dyslexia in children prior to reading onset”

October 1, 2009


Dr. Malt Joshi, Professor of Reading/Language Arts Education, ESL, and Educational Psychology, Texas A & M, University in the College of Education and Human Development

September 24, 2009


SHEILA BLUMSTEIN (Brown University):
“Neural Systems Underlying Resolution of Competition in Auditory Word Recognition and Spoken Word Production: Evidence from Lesion and Neuroimaging Investigations”

September 17, 2009


Susan Rvachew (McGill University):
“Phonological Processing Skills of Children with Speech Sound Disorders”

August 6, 2009


Chun-Hsien Hsu, New York University
“EEG studies of Chinese reading: Effects of consistency and neighborhood density”

July 23, 2009


Ama Steinlen, University of Kiel, Germany
“The Development of Grammatical Comprehension in Bilingual Preschool” 

July 2, 2009


Prakash Padakannaya, University of Mysore
“Reading in Indian orthographies: behavioral and neural studies” 

June 18, 2009


Maria Grigos, New York University
“Developmental changes in articulatory kinematics in childhood apraxia of speech”

Susie Levi, New York University
“Talker perception by children with SLI: A possible window into the disorder?”

Christina Reuterskiöld, New York University

June 16, 2009


Jean Mary Zarate, McGill University
“Neural correlates of vocal pitch regulation in singing”

June 16, 2009


Cathi Best, Haskins Laboratories and University of Western Sydney
“Perceptual assimilation in the native language: Emergent word recognition across dialects” 

June 17, 2009


Matt Huenerfauth, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, City University of New York Queens College and Graduate Center
“Generating Animations of American Sign Language Based on Data from Native Signers”

June 11, 2009


ANDREW WALLACE (Brown University)
“Auditory Representation of Vowel Quality”

June 4, 2009


Miguel Moreno (Trinity College and Haskins Laboratories):
“Phonological Constraints on Visual Word Processing in Korean”

May 28, 2009


SUE FELSENFELD (Southern Connecticut State University):
“Stuttering, Nonfluency, and Attention: What Twins Can Tell Us About These Relationships

May 27, 2009


Silvia Gennari (The University of York):
“Representing actions through language”

May 27, 2009


Gerry Altmann (The University of York):
“Keeping (eye)track(s) of multiple worlds”

May 21, 2009
12:30 pm


SHELLEY VELLEMAN (University of Massachusetts):
“Speech Characteristics of Children with DUP7 syndrome versus Williams syndrome”

May 14, 2009


MONIKA MOLNAR (McGill University):
“The more you hear, the more you know: Vowel perception in simultaneous bilingual and monolingual speakers of English and French”

May 7, 2009


Recent Research from the Music Perception Laboratory
Keturah Bixby: “Note Spacing and Tempo Choice In Piano Performance”
Robert Goehrke: “Notation Context, and Envelope Effects in the Tritone Paradox”
Susan Steinman: “Simultaneous Discrete and Emergent Timing”

April 30, 2009


KATHERINE DEMUTH (Brown University)
“Investigating the development of phonological and morphological representations”

April 16, 2009


SUSAN LAMBRECHT SMITH (University of Maine):
“A Longitudinal Exploration of Speech Production in Children with Dyslexia”

March 23, 2009


AYUMI SEKI (Tottori University, Japan)
“Neuroimaging Studies of Reading and Language Processing in Japanese”

March 19, 2009


CAROL WHITNEY (University of Maryland):
“Normal Orthographic Analysis Requires Abnormal Visual Object Processing”

March 19, 2009


JOHN HOGDEN (Los Alamos National Laboratory):
“A Blind Algorithm for Recovering Articulator Positions from Acoustics

March 12, 2009


Frederick Morrison, (University of Michigan)
“Instructional Influence on Growth of Eary Literacy: The Case for Individualization” 

March 5, 2009


“Some Speech Disorders in School-Aged Children Originate as Normal Behavior” (Download Power Point Presentation)

March 5, 2009


DON COMPTON, LYNNE FUCHS, and DOUG FUCHS (Vanderbilt University):
“Responsiveness-to-Instructions: Exploring Assumptions about Screening, Interventions, and Definitions of Reading Disability”

March 4, 2009


WENDY SANDLER (University of Haifa):
“The Kernels of Phonology in a New Sign Language”

February 26, 2009


David OSTRY (McGill University and Haskins Laboratories):
“Sensory Plasticity and Motor Learning”

January 22, 2009


HEMANT TAGARE (Yale University): “Image Analysis: Solutions and Challenges”

January 8, 2009


YANG LEE (Gyeongsang National University, Korea, and University of Connecticut):
“The intrusion of phonology and semantics across two languages: Korean and Chinese”

December 4, 2008


JASON SHAW and ADAMANTIOS GAFOS (New York University):
“Revisiting the Relation between Linguistic Structure and Temporal Stability”

November 20, 2008


MICHAEL COE (Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Yale University, and Curator Emeritus of the Anthropology collection in the Peabody Museum of Natural History): “How the Ancient Maya Wrote”

November 6, 2008


LASSE BOMBIEN (University of Munich)
“Intrinsic and Prosodic Effects on Articulatory Coordination in Initial Consonant Clusters.” (download pdf)
Download the Presentation in pdf format

October 23, 2008


BARBARA JUHASZ (Wesleyan University)
“Investigations into Meaning: Age-of-Acquisition Effects and Sensory Experiences with Words”

October 9, 2008


JONATHAN PRESTON (Haskins Laboratories):
“Phonological processing and speech production in children with speech sound disorders”

October 2, 2008


NIKKI DAVIS (Vanderbilt University)
“Neuroimaging Correlates of Simple Arithmetic Processing in Children”

September 25, 2008


MICHAEL GROSVALD (University of California, Davis)
An Investigation of Long-Distance Coarticulation in American Sign Language

August 7, 2008


DAN MIRMAN (University of Connecticut):
“The Nature of Spoken Language Impairments in Aphasia”

July 31, 2008


F.-XAVIER ALARIO (CNRS & Universitè de Provence, Marseille):
“Cross-Linguistic Investigation of Determiner Production”

July 24, 2008


BRUNO GALANTUCCI (Yeshiva University and Haskins Laboratories). “Links between perception and production: old and new perspectives.”

July 17, 2008


ANJANA BHAT (University of Connecticut):
“Early markers for developmental delays in young infants”

June 4, 2008


Dragh Sibley, George Mason University
“Large-scale modeling of single word reading and recognition”.

July 7, 2008


Brian ByrneUniversity of New England, Australia, “Early literacy development: Tracking the influences of genes, homes, teachers, schools and countries”

May 8, 2008


Maria Piñango, Yale University Linguistics
Broca’s Agrammatism: Production, Comprehension and the 
Architecture of Language

May 1, 2008


Ken PughHaskins Laboratories
Town Meeting, Agenda [PDF]

April 17, 2008


JOSHUA J. DIEHL, Yale Child Study Center andHaskins Laboratories
More than words: Prosody processing in high-functioning autism

April 10, 2008


Three Yale seniors will report research they have done at Haskins Laboratories in collaboration with Bruno Repp.

Effects of Metrical Subdivision on the Continuation, Reproduction, and Perception of Beat Tempo”

Context Effects in the Tritone Paradox

Effects of Phase-Shifted Subdivisions on Synchronization with a Beat

April 3, 2008


HOLLY FITCH, University of Connecticut, “Animal models of early cortical disruption: possible relevance tso higher-order functional disruptions in humans”

March 27, 2008


Ken McRae, University of Western Ontario 
Psychology Department. 
“Testing An Attractor Network Model of Word Meaning”

March 28, 4:00PM
Bousfield 160, STORRS


Ken McRae, University of Western Ontario

How Knowledge of Real-world Events Influences Language Comprehension

February 28, 2008


LUCA ONNIS (Cornell University)
Variation Sets Facilitate Artificial language Learning

February 21, 2008


SUZANNE BOYCE (University of Cincinnati)
Changes in Speech Clarity due to Sleep Deprivation

February 14, 2008


HUA SHU (Beijing Normal University)
An update on reading research in China: Tracking reading development and reading disability

January 31, 2008


Athena Vouloumanos (New York University):
“Speech as signal for infants”

November 1, 2007


Elliot SaltzmanHosung Nam, and Louis GoldsteinHaskins Laboratories. (Title to be announced).

November 15, 2007


Haskins Tech Update. Richard Crane and staff

October 11, 2007


Tim Saltuklaroglu (University of Tennessee),
Vijaya Guntupalli (East Tennessee State U.), and
Joseph Kalinowski (East Carolina University):

October 7, 2007


“A double-edged sword: Producing repetitions and prolongations inhibits stuttering and propagates emotional arousal via the mirror system”

Also visiting will be Albert Zhang and Dan Hudock from East Carolina University. (PowerPoint presentation)

October 4, 2007


Haskins Internal Workshop: Speech Production / Motor Control Group

September 27, 2007


Patrice BeddorUniversity of Michigan. “The phonetics and phonology of nasal gestures”

(PowerPoint presentation)

September 20, 2007


Karen LivescuMIT. “Factoring Speech into Linguistic Features”

June 28, 2007


Dennis MolfeseUniversity of Louisville. ERPs and Reading Ability.

June 15, 2007


Piers Messum, University College London.

June 14, 2007


David Isenberg, Principal Prosultant (sm) of, LLC. “How one Haskins Post-Doc Learned Phonetics, Got Stupid and Got a Life.”

June 7, 2007


Jeffrey Runner, University of Rochester. “Structural constraints on the interpretation of elided anaphors.”

April 27, 2007


Hua Shu (Beijing Normal University). “Reading development in Chinese: An update on behavioral and neurobiological findings”

April 19, 2007


Georgije Lukatela (Belgrade, Serbia). “Bi-alphabetical Perceptual Identification: Phonological Mediation in Implicit Memory Priming”

March 29, 2007


Khalil Iskarous, Haskins Laboratories. “Recovering Place of Articulation from the Speech Signal”

March 8, 2007


Robert E. Remez, Barnard College, Columbia University. “The sound of your ‘Hello!’ The role of phonetic sensitivity in the perceptual identification of talkers.”

March 8, 2007


Dominic Massaro, University of California, Santa Cruz. “Talking Faces: Technology, Research, and Applications.”

March 1, 2007


Leo Blomert, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. “At the Roots of Literacy: fMRI and ERP Studies of Grapheme-Phoneme Integration.”

February 22, 2007


Takayuki Ito, Haskins Laboratories. “Contributions of Cutaneous Afferent Information in Speech.”

February 15, 2007


Dan Mirman, University of Connecticut and Haskins Laboratories. “Interactive Processing in Speech Comprehension.”

December 7, 2006


Michael GoldsteinCornell University.

“Learning by Babbling: Social Mechanisms of Prelinguistic Vocal Development.”

November 30, 2006


Jeremy SkipperRutgers University, Newark.

“Hearing lips and seeing voices: How cortical areas supporting speech production mediate audiovisual speech perception.”

November 16, 2006


Michael Tyler

November 9, 2006


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“Infants’ Perception of Repeated Patterns in Speech and the Discovery of Language Structure”

November 2, 2006


Reiner Wilhelms-Tricarico. From Muscle Models to Tongue Models.
(Presentation in PDF format.)

October 26, 2006


Len Katz. Two statistical issues journal editors are concerned about: 
(1) the appropriate analysis when your experiment includes items or tokens, and
(2) the death of null hypothesis testing. 

October 19, 2006


Fermin Moscoso Del Prado Martin. MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK. A sketch of an information-theoretical approach to lexical processing.

September 15, 2006


Bernd J. Kröger, University of Aachen. Modeling sensory-to-motor mappings using neural nets and a 3D articulatory speech synthesizer.

June 29, 2006


Douglas Whalen — Progress Report on Project 2 of the A-40 Grant: Neurobiological Foundations of Speech

June 22, 2006


Iris Berent — What we know about what we have never heard: Evidence from Perceptual illusions Abstract

June 15, 2006


David Braze — Skill-related Differences in the Online Reading Behavior of Young Adults

June 1, 2006


Anna Barney (University of Southampton)—
The Effect of Glottal Opening on the Acoustic Response of the Vocal Tract.
(PowerPoint presentation)

May 25, 2006


Carol Fowler will provide a Progress Report on Project 1 of the A40 Grant: Developing the Theory 
of Phonological Practice

May 18, 2006


Michael Turvey - Progress Report on Project 6 of the A40 Grant: Rapid Componential Processing in Visual Word Identification at Phonological and Morphological Levels

May 11, 2006


Elana Golumbic (Hebrew University) - Oscillatory neural activity - a window into higher cognitive processes? Evidence from face perception and word recognition

May 4, 2006


Ken Pugh—Progress Report on A40 Project 4: Neurobiological Mechanisms for Word Recognition

April 27, 2006


Derek Lyons
Illusions of Causality: An Exploration of the Overimitation Effect

April 6, 2006


Haskins Discovery Day
Five-minute presentations on discoveries made in the new building were presented by Doug Whalen, Bruno Repp, Gaurav Mathur, Martha Tyrone, Diane Lillo-Martin, Julia Irwin, Gerry McRoberts, Dave Braze, Mark Tiede, Laura Koenig, Jay Rueckl, Laurie Feldman, Michael Turvey, and W. Einar Mencl. Afterwards there was a celebration of the funding of A75, A93 and A108

March 30, 2006


Aby Cohn, Cornell University Linguistics Department. “Levels of abstractness in phonology and the lexicon: evidence from English homophones”

March 23, 2006


Susan Nittrouer, Ohio State University
“Discovering the Linguistically Relevant Structure of the Speech Signal: What Hearing and Deaf Children Must Do and How They Do It”

March 16, 2006


Anders Löfqvist

February 23, 2006


Jay Dixon

February 2, 2006


Keith R. Kluender