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Welcome to the Language Processing Lab!

Recent News...

Watch a video about research in the Language Processing Lab here .

♦ Congratulations to Julia Kim, who will join the Language Processing Lab this summer as an NSERC USRA student! (April 2017).

♦ Great profile of Dr. Stacey Kowbel, former Language Processing Lab PhD student and now Researcher at the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, in this piece (February 2017).

♦ Congratulations to Lenka Zdrazilova (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab), who successfully defended her PhD thesis, titled "Understanding the Meanings of Abstract Concepts: Keeping it Grounded and Real". You make us proud, Dr. Zdrazilova! (December 2016)

Penny Pexman (Director of the Language Processing Lab) talks about why humans understand sarcasm but robots don't, in this piece in Popular Mechanics (October 2016).

Penny Pexman (Director of the Language Processing Lab) is honoured to receive the CSBBCS Richard C. Tees Distinguished Leadership Award at the 2016 CSBBCS Scientific Meeting. (June 2016)

Dave Sidhu (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins the CSBBCS Donald Hebb Award for Best Student Presentation at the 2016 CSBBCS Scientific Meeting! (June 2016)

Dave receives his award for Best Student Talk from CSBBCS President, Jean Saint-Aubin

♦ Proud to announce that Alison Heard (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) is the recipient of the Department of Psychology's 2016 Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence! (June 2016).

♦ Very proud to announce that Michele Wellsby (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) successfully defended her PhD Thesis on April 6, 2016. Way to go Dr. Wellsby!

Penny and Michele after a successful PhD defense (April 2016)

♦ Big congrats to Alison Heard (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) who wins Graduate Scholarship Funding from NSERC CREATE I3T! (April 2016).

♦ Good news for Julienne Cancio (Psychology Undergraduate Student): summer funding from the University of Calgary's Program for Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) to pursue research in the Language Processing Lab! (April 2016).

♦ Congrats to Sage Brown (BSc Neuroscience Student), who receives summer funding from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (April 2016).

♦ Congratulations to Sophia van Hees (Postdoctoral Fellow), who wins new postdoctoral funding from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions! (Jan 2016)

♦ Want to know more about our research on the sound symbolism of names? Read this blog post by Dave Sidhu (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) (Dec 2015).

♦ The fascinating research of Sophia van Hees (Postdoctoral Fellow) on the neurocognition of language training, was featured in this piece in UToday, and this one from CBC. (Sept 2015).

Postdoctoral Fellow Sophia van Hees prepares the EEG cap for testing (Sept 2015)

♦ Research by Dave Sidhu (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) on the sound symbolism of first names is published in PLOS:One and described in this press release. (July 2015).

♦ Our latest work on the neurocognition of Competitive Scrabble and implications for our understanding of expertise, described in this Scientific American piece and this piece in the Daily Beast. (July 2015).

♦ Sage Brown (BSc Neuroscience Student) receives Summer Studentship funding for her  research in the Language Processing Lab from Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions. Congratulations Sage! (April 2015). 

♦ Huge congrats to Dave Sidhu (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) who is awarded one of NSERC's Alexander Graham Bell CGS-D Scholarships! (March, 2015)

Alison Heard (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) shared her research in the University of Calgary's 2015 3 Minute Thesis competition, taking 3rd in her very competitive heat! Congrats Ali! (March, 2015)

Alison Heard with her 3 Minute Thesis hardware! (March 2015)

 Dave Sidhu (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) presents some of his research in the University of Calgary 3 Minute Thesis finals. Video here. (October, 2014).

Dave Sidhu (MSc Student in the Language Processing Lab) and Michele Wellsby (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) shared some of our research in the University of Calgary's 2014 3 Minute Thesis competition, taking 1st and 3rd in their heat! Dave's talk was also voted "People's Choice". Dave will compete in the 3 Minute Thesis Finals March 26. (March, 2014)

Dave Sidhu and Michele Wellsby with their 3 Minute Thesis Medals (March 2014)

♦ New media coverage of some of the latest Language Processing Lab research on children's appreciation of sarcasm here (October 2013).

♦ Our very own Michele Wellsby (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) is awarded a Graduate Studentship from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions. Congratulations Michele! (July 2013).

♦ Ian Hargreaves (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) is honoured with renewal of his Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship (June 2013).

Dave Sidhu (MSc Student in the Language Processing Lab) was recognized for his oustanding work as a teaching assistant this year, winning the 2013 Department of Psychology Teaching Assistant Award of Excellence! Way to go Dave! (June 2013)

♦ Congratulations to Dave Sidhu (MSc Student in the Language Processing Lab) who was selected as Runner Up for the Donald O. Hebb Graduate Student Presentation Award at the 2013 Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science (CSBBCS) Conference, held June 7-9 in Calgary. (June 2013)

Dave Sidhu receives his Hebb Student Presentation Award from CSBBCS President, Steve Lupker (June 2013)

♦ Hearty congratulations to Catie Phillips (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) who wins a Graduate Studentship from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (January 2013). 

Lenka Zdrazilova (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins a prestigious NSERC Doctoral Scholarship (October, 2012). Amazing!

♦ Wow! Ian Hargreaves (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) selected as the first recipient of the Psychology Graduate Program's Graduate Research Excellence Award! (September 2012).

♦ Big congratulations to Lenka Zdrazilova (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) who wins a University of Calgary Eyes High Research Excellence Doctoral Scholarship (August 2012).

Ian Hargreaves (PhD Candidate in the Language Processing Lab) wins another Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship (June 2012).

♦ Andrew Nicholson (Psychology Honours Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins a Summer NSERC USRA Award (May 2012).

Andrew EEG

Andrew Nicholson (Summer NSERC Research Award recipient and Honours student in the Language Processing Lab) plays the role of participant in one of our EEG studies.

♦ Our research on cognition in competitive Scrabble players is highlighted in Psychology Today (January 2012).

♦ Elma Raissi (BSc Neuroscience Honours Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins the Students' Union-Excellence in Research Honourable Mention Award and $500 for the poster she presented on her honours thesis research at the University of Calgary Undergraduate Research Symposium (November 2011).

♦ Our work on the Psychology of Sarcasm is highlighted in a new article in the Smithsonian Magazine (November 2011). 

♦ Recent Language Processing Lab research on visual word recognition in competitive Scrabble players (by Ian Hargreaves, Penny Pexman, Lenka Zdrazilova, and Peter Sargious) is described in the media and in several good blogs: MSNBC's The Body Odd and Scientific Canadian. (August 2011).

Calgary Herald

Ian Hargreaves and Penny Pexman, Calgary Herald, August 18, 2011

Kristin Rostad (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Studentship! (May 2011) 

Michele Wellsby (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) wins a prestigious NSERC CGS scholarship (March 2011). Well done Michele!  

Ian Hargreaves (PhD Student in the Language Processing Lab) selected for Utrecht University's Neuroscience of Communicative Meaning Summer School (March 2011)

♦ Gemma Leonard wins a summer NSERC USRA award (March 2011) 

Ian Hargreaves wins an Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Studentship and also an Izaak Walton Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship (May 2010). Congratulations Ian!

♦ Language Processing Lab honours student Kimberly Thatcher wins the Department of Psychology Undergraduate Conference Best Poster Award (May 2010)

Student Awards Photo

Kimberly with her Honours Supervisors, Penny Pexman and Catie Phillips

♦ Recent research by Melanie Glenwright and Penny Pexman is described in an issue of The Psychologist (click here to read the article) (April 2010)

♦ Gemma Leonard and Michelle White win Summer Studentship Awards from Alberta Innovates Health Solutions (April 2010)

Kristin Rostad wins a 2009 Canadian Psychological Association Certificate of Academic Excellence for her Masters Thesis at Concordia University (August 2009) 

♦ Lenka Zdrazilova successfully defends her Masters thesis. Congratulations Lenka! (June 2009)

♦ Juanita Whalen wins the Department of Psychology's Service Award. (June 2009) 

♦ Catie Phillips receives a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship to fund her PhD studies. (May 2009)

♦ Read a blog on the Psychological Science website about Penny Pexman's recent research here. This piece also appeared in the October 2008 issue of Scientific American Mind.

 

 

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