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By • Nov 2nd, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I have completed programming! I was having difficulty placing an event marker or trigger on the event within the sound bites I was using for 2 of my trials. In the subject-verb and context mismatch trials, the subject verb violation or the context change would happen at a specific time within each sound bite, but…
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Starting senior year off right

By • Sep 28th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Senior year is in full swing which means research is in full swing! We finally received a new computer that actually works and turns on unlike the first one we received from Apple and I have gotten all the programs I need downloaded. After a few setbacks with Psychopy, I’ve decided to re-program my experiment…
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Psychopy Wasn’t Built In A Day

By • Jun 28th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

These past few weeks have been filled with learning Psychopy programming (and failing a few times). I’ve chosen 3 different tasks to use this summer. Each task elicits a different ERP that can be picked up on EEG. The first one involves subject verb mismatch in sentences, for example: The computers crashes halfway through programming.…
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Getting started!

By • May 29th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Well I’m back in Williamsburg after 2 short weeks at home (spent studying non-stop for the MCAT) and it’s refreshing to start working on something new. I met with Dr. Stevens on Tuesday to bounce some ideas about different language assessment tasks. Right now, I’m very interested in looking at tasks that deal with grammar…
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Assessing Language Deficits in Aphasia Patients

By • Apr 13th, 2014 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi! I’m Rachel Sillcox, a junior neuroscience major and religious studies minor. I’m honored and excited to get started on my research project this summer! My research involves assessing the language deficits in aphasia patients as compared to controls. Aphasia is often the result of traumatic brain injury, stroke, or infection that damages the language control…
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