Making a splash at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research

According to early reports, laboratory researchers are attracting attention at NCUR, held this year at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.  This year’s NCUR is the largest ever, with over 4,000 students and mentors attending.

Congratulations to all lab members who attended this conference!!


Lab member Mason Wehse presented his poster on “Semantic satiation and the comprehension of emotional language.”


Lab member Thomas Haasl with his poster “Exploring the impact of facial fatigue on emotional language comprehension.”


Lab member and McNair scholar Nicholas Walker with his poster, “Reducing the fundamental attribution error by manipulating the mirror neuron system.”


McNair scholar Mindy Thao with her poster, “Exporing differences in embodiment of emotional language comprehension between European Americans and Hmong Americans.”

Paper to be presented at International Conference in August

headerDr. David Havas will give a talk at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text & Discourse, to be held in Chicago on August 4-6.   The Society for Text & Discourse is an international, interdisciplinary society of researchers who focus on the study of text and discourse processing and analysis.

The title of the talk will be, “Electrophysiological evidence for a causal role of facial feedback in online emotional language comprehension.”

Students from the lab who attend the conference will be treated to lunch on the day of the presentation, or to a Boat tour.