Welcome to the Brain, Language, and Computation Lab at the Penn State University. In our laboratory we conduct research to understand the neural and computational bases of language representation and learning. Our research specifically addresses the questions of Neuroplasticity (e.g., how does language learning lead to experience-dependent brain changes?), Individual Differences (e.g., how does cognitive capacity impact learning success?), and Knowledge Representation (e.g., how does brain connectivity reflect knowledge and understanding?). Our approach focuses on the dynamic interactions in the learning-learner systems and the corresponding dynamic changes in the native and non-native cross-linguistic brains. To achieve our research goals, we rely on a variety of convergent behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging methodologies (e.g., cognitive testing, artificial neural network modeling, and functional magnetic resonance imaging). Our research has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation.
|Oct 2016||Angela Grant received Psychonomic Society/Women in Cognitive Science Travel and Networking Award for Junior Scientists|
|Sep 2016||Ben Schloss and Ping Li published a paper in Behavior Research Methods|
|Sep 2016|| Brain3M was featured in Penn State Today news and on the Big Ten Network
|Aug 2016||Jennifer Legault received the Outstanding Student Leadership Award from the Huck Institute|
|June 2016||Ping Li was interviewed by Francois Grosjean|
|June 2016||Angela Grant published a post on Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s website|
|May 2016||Angela Grant and colleagues published a paper in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.|
|May 2016||Shin-Yi Fang and colleagues published a paper in Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Science|
|Apr 2016||Angela Grant received the Research and Graduate Studies Office (RGSO) Dissertation Award|
|Mar 2016||Jennifer Legault received the CBBC Student Travel Award|
|Mar 2016||Kyung Kim received Best Student Paper Award at the AERA (American Educational Research Association) Conference|
|Oct 2015||Angela Grant received Raymond Lombra Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Sept 2015||Ping Li and colleagues received the NCS-FO grant from the NSF White House BRAIN initiative program|
|Jun 2015||Kyung Kim received Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) grant.