Presentations

Lab members are noted in bold

Conference & Workshop Talks

 

2018

Weissler, R. & Brennan, J. R. (2018). Do listeners form grammatical expectations to African American Language? Talk presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation, New York, October 2018.

Hale, J., Dyer, C., Kuncoro, A., & Brennan, J. R. (2018). Finding syntax in human encephalography with beam search. Talk presented at the 2018 meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Melbourne, July 2018.

Brennan, J. R., Dyer, C., Kuncoro, A., Pallier, C. & Hale, J. T. (2018) Neural network models of the electrophysiological dynamics of language comprehension. Talk presented at the 2018 Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience meeting, Berkeley, June 2018.

Cowell, T., & Brennan, J. (2018) Can Natural Language Processors Help Unlock the Black Box of Sentence Comprehension? Talk Presented at the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, Bloomington, April 2018.
* Honorable Mention for Outstanding Oral Presentation

2016

Brennan, J., Cantor, M., Eby, R., & Hale, J. T. (2016) EEG correlates of syntactic expectation reflect both word-to-word and hierarchical dependencies. Talk presented at the 2016 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, March, 2016. [slides]

2015

Hale, J. T., Lutz, D. E., Luh, W.–M., & Brennan, J. (2015) Modeling fMRI time courses with linguistic structure at various grain sizes. Paper presented 2015 Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL), Denver, CO, June 2015. [Paper]

Lajiness-O’Nell, R., Richard, A., Wagley, N., Ugolini, M., Younce, S., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Bowyer, S. M. (2015) Aberrant Neural Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorders Revealed with Magnetoencephalography (MEG) During Resting State: Relationship with Core Behaviors. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO, February 2015.

2014

Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., Bowyer, S., & Lajiness-O’Neill, R. Neural coherence at rest and during language processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Invited talk presented at the 2014 University of Michigan M-Cubed Symposium, October 2014. [Video]


Conference Posters

2019

Weissler, R. & Brennan, J. R. (2019). Grammatical Expectations of American English Dialects. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Helsinki, August 2019. [download poster]

Brennan, J. R., Martin, A. E., Dunagen, D., Meyer, L., & Hale, J. T. (2019). Resolving dependencies during naturalistic listening. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Helsinki, August 2019.  [download poster]

Lo, C.-W., Tung, T.-Y., Ke, A., & Brennan, J. R. (2019). Cortical tracking of Mandarin structures. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Helsinki, August 2019 [download poster]

2018

Lo, C-W & Brennan, J. R. (2018) EEG correlates of covert dependency formation in Mandarin wh-questions. Poster presented at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis CA, Mar 2018. [abstract]

Lo, C-W., & Brennan, J. R. (2018). A simulation-based approach to statistical power with ERPs. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Quebéc City, Au- gust 2018.

Brennan, J. R. & Hale, J. T. (2018 Teasing apart structure-building and structure-completion during naturalistic story listening using EEG. Poster presented at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis CA, Mar 2018. [abstract, poster]

Lo, C.-W. & Brennan, J. R. (2018) EEG correlates of covert dependency formation in Man- darin wh-questions. Poster presented at the CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Davis, Mar 2018.

Herbert, M., Brennan, J. R. & Pires, A. (2018) A principle component analysis of variable signing in deaf ASL–English bilinguals. Poster presented at the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, Jan 2018.

2017

Hale, J. T., Bhattasali, S., Brennan, J. R., Li, J., Luh, W.-M., & Pallier, C. (2017) Localizing Structure-building and Memory Retrieval in Naturalistic Language Comprehension. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore, Nov 2017.

Brennan, J. R., Saraff, E., Cantor, C., & Embick, D. (2017) N400 modulated by word onset duration but not information content during spoken word recognition. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore, Nov 2017. [PDF]

Lo, C.-W. & Brennan, J. R. (2017) EEG correlates of covert dependency formation in Man- darin wh-questions. Poster presented at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore, Nov 2017.

Brennan, J. R., Lajiness-ONeill, R. Bowyer, S., Kovelman, I., & Hale, J. T. (2017) Predictive sentence comprehension during story-listening in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Develpment, Boston, Nov 2017. [PDF]

2016

Hale, J. T., Brennan, J., Murphy, B. (2016) Grammatical Relations in the Listening Brain. Poster presented at Pattern Recognition for NeuroImaging 2016, Trento, June 2016.

Flores, A., Swick, C., Andersen, T., Goodcase, R., McFarlane, K., Bowyer, S. M., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Lajiness-ONeill, R. (2016). Relationship between neural coherence in gamma frequency band and social problem solving ability in autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the International Neuropsychology Society.

Lajiness-O’Neill, R., McFarlane, K., Rusiniak, K., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Bowyer, S. M. (2016). Altered P3 neuromagnetic evoked response related to language functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 2016 meeting of the Interna- tional Neuropsychology Society, Boston.

2015

Brennan, J., Cantor, M., Eby, R., & Hale, J. T. (2015) Early EEG indices of syntactic expectation reflect both linear and hierarchical dependencies. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, October, 2015. [PDF]

Brennan, J., Stabler, E. P., VanWagenen, S. E., Luh, W.-M., & Hale, J. T. (2015) Abstract Linguistic Structure Correlates with Anterior Temporal Activity during Naturalistic Comprehension. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, October, 2015. [PDF]

Hale, J. T., Brennan, J. R., Luh, W.-M., & Pallier, C. (2015) Neural correlates of syntactic subjecthood. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, October, 2015.

Wagley, N., Hay, J. S. F., Bowyer, S. M., Lajiness-O’Neill, R., Brennan, J., & Kovelman, I. (2015) Brain and behavioral differences in speech segmentation between typically developing children and children with ASD. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, October, 2015

Anderson, T., Flores, A.-M., Swick, C., Bowyer, S., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Lajiness-O’Neill, R. (2015) Relationship Between Neural Coherence and Social/Language Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association.
*Awarded special recognition by APA Division 40-Society for Clinical Neuropsy- chology

Seifeldin, M.Cantor, M., Boland, J., & Brennan, J. (2015) They dropping copulas: salient cues in the integration of speaker identity and syntax. Poster presented at the 28th annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA, March 2015.

Lajiness-O’Nell, R., Richard, A., Wagley, N., Ugolini, M., Younce, S., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Bowyer, S. M. (2015) Aberrant Neural Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorders Revealed with Magnetoencephalography (MEG) During Resting State: Relationship with Core Behaviors. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO, February 2015.

2014

Brennan, J., Wagley, N., Ugolini, M., Richard, A., Kovelman, I., Bowyer, S., & Lajiness-O’Neill, R. Neural coherence during natural story listening as a biomarker for Autism. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam, August 2014. [PDF]

Brennan, J., Lignos, C., Cantor, M., Embick, D., & Roberts, T. P. L. Oscillatory dynamics to time-stretched speech during lexical decision. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam, August 2014. [PDF]

Lajiness-O’Nell, R., Richard, A., Brennan, J., Kovelman, I., & Bowyer, S. M. (2014) Examining Neural Synchrony in Autism Spectrum Disorders with Magnetoencephalography (MEG) During Resting State. Poster presented at the 19th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Halifax, CA, August 2014.

Hale, J., Callaway, F., Feldman, E., Jeffrey-Wilensky, J., Lutz, D., Mahar, A. & Brennan, J. (2014) Modeling Neural Correlates of Syntactic Structure Building. Poster presented at Architectures and Mechanisms in Language Processing, Edinburgh, UK, August 2014. [PDF]