Here's a video of our "boundless bull", Anna Marie!

A lifelong artist, Anna Marie Fennell knows the transformative power art can have in someone’s life. That’s why the USF psychology major plans to work as a mental health counselor, using expressive arts therapy to help those in need. And while she’s been focused on research and her academic success, Anna Marie has maintained herContinue reading “Here's a video of our "boundless bull", Anna Marie!”

Alex Sciuto Awarded Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant

Congratulations to Alex on receiving the Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant (Fall 2019 round) to fund his honors thesis project! His project investigates how visual clarity and sentence constraint influence readers’ reliance on top-down and bottom-up processing. He is using a combination of RSVP and an eccentricity manipulation of a target word, and asking participantsContinue reading “Alex Sciuto Awarded Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant”

2019 PsychExpo

Congratulations to Anna Marie for winning the Best Poster Award at the USF Psychology Department’s Annual Research Exposition in 2019. Her poster was on her honors thesis, and was titled “Musicians experience less working memory interference than non-musicians by utilizing syntactic structure”. Alex also presented a poster on his honors thesis studying top-down versus bottom-upContinue reading “2019 PsychExpo”

5th Annual Florida Psycholinguistics Conference in Miami

The EMaC Lab attended and presented at the 5th Annual Florida Psycholinguistics Meeting at the University of Miami. Psycholinguists and scholars from related fields around the state came together to share research and gain new perspectives on various topics and research techniques. Many of our undergraduates and our graduate students, Sara and Martin, presented fabulousContinue reading “5th Annual Florida Psycholinguistics Conference in Miami”

Jamie Newland presents at the Preeminent Undergraduate Research Experience at USF

Early this month, several undergraduate research assistants from EMaC Lab presented at the Spring 2019 PURE hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research at USF. Jamie presented preliminary results from her undergraduate honors thesis titled “Semantic Priming: Individual Differences in Automaticity”. Replicating earlier semantic priming studies and investigating the effects of individuals’ reading/language abilities. SheContinue reading “Jamie Newland presents at the Preeminent Undergraduate Research Experience at USF”

EMaC Lab at CUNY 2019: The 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Emily and Sara presented research posters at CUNY this year at University of Colorado Boulder. Find their posters and others from the session online at https://osf.io/view/CUNY2019/ Sara’s project titled “Frequency, predictability & lexical quality effects: individual differences in reading & proofreading” showed a reanalysis (Schotter et al., 2014) seeking to elucidate the patterns of individualContinue reading “EMaC Lab at CUNY 2019: The 32nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing”

Jamie Newland starting Grad School

Congratulations to our graduating senior, Jamie! She just accepted an offer for graduate school in the Psychology Department at the University of Florida. She will be joining the “Brain, Cognition and Development Lab” under the direction of Dr. Lisa Scott. There she will study learning and brain development using a variety of measures including brainContinue reading “Jamie Newland starting Grad School”