Ed and Radhika will be in Florida this weekend (October 2-4) at the American Synesthesia Association meeting at the University of Miami, Florida. Radhika will be giving a talk titled “Decoding Grapheme-Color Synesthesia”, which presents our multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) decoding results with real colors and synesthetic colors. Ed is one of the ASA board members and organizers of the conference. Next year (2016), we will be hosting the ASA in Madison!
Ed was quoted in a skeptical Wisconsin Journal Sentinel story out today about a “Brain Balancing” program to help remediate a number of learning difficulties Selling Hope: Company pushes brain-balancing program for learning disabilities; evidence lacking. This is one of the dangers of neuroscience and education; the enthusiasm and claims often far outpace the evidence.
Ed is (back) in Amsterdam to speak at the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) Summer School on Multisensory Integration and Synesthesia. The symposium on synesthesia caps two weeks of advanced courses in the neuroscience of multisensory integration, with a daylong discussion of synesthesia and how it relates to multisensory integration. In addition to Ed, speakers include David Brang and Romke Rouw.
Four of our undergraduates students will presenting three research projects today in the Biology 152 poster session:
Brody Fitzpatrick, Aaron Muesch, Radhika Gosavi, & Edward M. Hubbard “Encoding and Retrieval Mechanisms During Memory Recall in Grapheme-Color Synesthetes: An Investigation of the Testing Effect”
Bryce Sprecher, John Binzak, and Edward Hubbard “The Cost of the Bar: Accessing Holistic Magnitudes Through Fraction Notation”
Rylan Benson, Zachary P. Grulke, & Edward M. Hubbard “The effect of joint attention intervention on behavior and cognition in autism: An EEG study”
Come by to support our incredible students, and to eat some free food.
Congratulations to three of our undergraduates for their summer fellowship awards. Becky Liu is the winner of a Welton Sophomore Research Apprenticeship Grant, and Grace George and Jen Hathaway are winners of the Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship. Congratulations Jen, Grace and Becky!
Congratulations Liz, for your acceptance to the Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, known to attendees as “Brain Camp“. The competition was intense, with only 70 people accepted out of more than 200 applicants. This year’s Summer Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA will be held June 22-July 3, and focuses on a mix of methodological and developmental questions. We’re expecting Liz to bring back lots of great information, and lots of great stories!
The Ed Neuro Lab continues its spring travel schedule, heading to Chicago this week for AERA! We will mostly be at talks and activities related to the Brain Neuroscience and Education (BNE) SIG and the Research in Mathematics Education (RME) SIG.
Liz will be giving a talk titled Fractions on the Mental Number Line: How to Reverse the SNARC on Thursday, April 16, 2:15 to 3:45pm in the paper session 16.044 – Contemporary Examples in Educational Neuroscience (BNE SIG).
Ed will be giving a talk titled A Neurocognitive Model of Fractions Learning on Friday, April 17, 4:05 to 6:05pm in a symposium session 35.069 – Fractions Learning: One Subject, Multiple Perspectives (RME SIG).
The Educational Neuroscience Lab has sent a party of three (Ed, Liz and Radhika) to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting in lovely San Francisco!
We will be presenting three posters on our work
A108 (Saturday, 3:30 – 5:30) The Multisensory (AV) Representation of Number
D132 (Monday, 8:00 – 10:00) The Impact of Stimulus-Induced Processing Strategies on Symbolic Fraction Representations
F128 (Monday, 5:30 – 7:30 pm) Representation of symbolic fractions recruits circuits tuned to nonsymbolic ratio magnitude
If you’re around, stop by. We’d love to see you!