JUNE 2021

Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “Predicting expository text processing: Causal content density as a critical expository text metric. Reading Psychology ” in Reading Psychology.

FEB 2021

Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “Brain decoding in multiple languages: Can cross-language brain decoding work? ” in Brain and Language,215: 104922.


Ping Li and Roy Clariana published a paper on bilingual reading comprehension in the Journal of Neurolinguistics.


Jennifer Legault and colleagues published a paper on structural brain changes after second language vocabulary training in Brain and Cognition


Former BLC Lab student Angela Grant published on neurocognitive mechanisms of second language using neuroimaging in Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience.

MARCH 2019

Former BLC lab member, Jennifer Legault, received PSU media attention for her work using VR for second language vocabulary learning in Languages.


Ping Li and lab colleagues received media attention for the work published on Scientific Reports, including: Tung, L. (Aug. 24, 2019). Could texting be making us worse at understanding science? Swayne, M. (Aug. 13, 2019). D0 our electronic devices make it tougher to grasp science? O’Connor, M. (Aug. 13, 2019).

MARCH 2020

Hsu et al. (2019) “Neurocognitive signatures of naturalistic reading of scientific texts: A fixation-related fMRI study” is among the Top 100 most downloaded Scientific Reports neuroscience papers in 2019.

MARCH 2020

Ping Li and Colleagues published a paper “A neuroimaging study of semantic representation in first and second languages” in Language Cognition and Neuroscience.

MAY 2020

Ping Li and Colleagues published a paper “Virtual reality for student learning: Understanding individual differences” in “Human Behavior and Brain”.