Alice Localizer Brains

Alice Language Localizer for fMRI

As described in more detail here, fMRI researchers often use “functional localizers” to identify areas of the brain they want to study. The Alice Language Localizer is designed to…

Fedorenko Website Screenshot

Fedorenko Lab Website

During my time as a research assistant at MIT, I built the website for the Fedorenko Language Lab and maintained it with Drupal Cloud. In addition to providing general information about…

Battery of Pragmatics Tasks

These online surveys are designed to measure pragmatic competence on several dimensions. We created two versions of each task to ensure that the measurements are stable across modalities….

An attempt to replicate a dissociation between syntax and semantics during sentence comprehension reported by Dapretto & Bookheimer (1999, Neuron)

I co-authored this paper with Matt Siegelman, Idan Blank, and Ev Fedorenko. It is currently under review. You can see our submission on bioRxiv. I was involved in collecting and analyzing data,…

Social N400 for EEG

The N400 is an ERP component that is part of the brain’s response to words. Several factors affect its amplitude. One important influence is the unexpectedness of a word given…

fMRI Pearson Correlations

A robust dissociation among the language, multiple demand, and default mode networks: evidence from inter-region correlations in effect size

I co-authored this paper with Idan Blank, Kyle Mahowald, and Ev Fedorenko. It is currently under review. You can see our submission on bioRxiv. I was involved in…