Lab News

6/19/2017

Invited talk at CHSCOM 2017 in Linkoping – great conference!

4/28/2017

Terrific talk today by Gabby St. Pierre at the 3rd Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference! Gabby presented her work done for her Honors Thesis Project.

4/10/2017

Gefeliciteerd, Dr. Ana Francisco! Congratulations! – Ana Alves Francisco successfully defended today her dissertation titled “Audiovisual processing in dyslexia”.

1/5/2017

Four new papers already out this year! See our publication webpage for our lab’s recent work on audiovisual processing in adults with dyslexia and on the use of lexical stress information in online spoken-word recognition in English listeners without and with simulated hearing loss.

19/11/2016

The LIPS lab at the Psychonomic Society Meeting in Boston!

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4/26/2016

Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Megan Stoutenburgh and Paul Saba! We will miss you! And also congratulations to Paul Saba for completing his senior thesis in Linguistics in our lab! And to Sarah Laakso for completing her Capstone project for her Ph.D. in Audiology in the lab! And we also say sadly thank you and good-bye to Alex Roll!

3/9/2016

Dr. Jesse is one of six faculty members selected by the UMass Center for Research on Families as a Family Research Scholar, on the basis of their promising work in family-related research.

1/19/2016

Welcome to our new lab members! Chantel Brennan, Sarah Hammon, Emma Leahey, and Sarabeth Parent are starting as undergraduate researchers.

9/8/2015

Welcome to our new lab members! David Kajander is starting his Ph.d. and Ashley Boulanger, Jessica Bowe, Emmaline Brown, Anna Paterson, and Gabrielle St. Pierre are starting as undergraduate researchers.

6/16/2015

A new article by Karen Helfer and Alexandra Jesse is now available at JASA. The title is “Lexical influences on competing speech perception in younger, middle-aged, and older adults”.

6/1/2015

Welcome to our new undergraduate researchers, Joanna Kalucki and Megan Stoutenburgh!

5/9/2015

Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Michael Bartoli, Hannah Franz, Victoria Lord, Anna Lam, and Alex Kinney. We will miss you in the lab! We will also miss Bernadette Ojukwu who is starting a Ph.d. position at NYU! Congratulations!

4/22/2015

Congratulations to Michael Bartoli for the successful completion of his Linguistics’ thesis in the LIPS lab!

4/3/2015

Join Bernadette Ojukwu at the PREP/NEAGEP poster session today!
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1/30/2015

The LIPS lab welcomes 4 new lab members: John Gallagher, Alexander Roll, Paul Saba, and Megan Sorel joined us as undergraduate researchers.

9/1/2014

The LIPS lab welcomes 4 new lab members: Justine Loi, Tim Noonan, and Bridget North joined us as undergraduate researchers and Bernadette Ojukwu as a post-baccalaureate researcher.

5/1/2014

Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Lauren Lyon, Robert Moura, and Charlotte Olsen! We will miss you in the lab! Congratulations also to Lauren for completing her independent study research project on perceptual learning!

1/30/2014

The LIPS lab welcomes 4 new lab members: Sarah Kneip, Hannah Franz, Anna Lam, and Victoria Lord joined us as undergraduate researchers.

1/22/2014

Two new articles by Patrick Van der Zande, Alexandra Jesse, and Anne Cutler on perceptual learning in audiovisual speech perception are now in press at Journal of Phonetics and Speech Communication. Another new article by Esther Janse and Alexandra Jesse showing that working memory affects older listeners’ use of sentence context in word recognition is now in press at the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

11/16/2013

Visit our poster at the Psychonomic Society Meeting and learn how seeing a speaker provides speaking rate information for the interpretation of durational cues to phonetic identity.

09/05/2013

Welcome to our new LIPS lab members: Alex Kinney, Grace McMurray, Alexis Melvin, Annika Monarsh, and Charlotte Olson.

09/05/2013

Patrick van der Zande defended his dissertation research with the title “Hearing and seeing speech: Perceptual adjustments in auditory-visual speech processing”. Primary supervisor was Alexandra Jesse, secondary supervisor Anne Cutler. Congratulations, Dr. van der Zande!

07/24/2013

A new article by Alexandra Jesse and James McQueen with the title “Suprasegmental lexical stress cues in visual speech can guide spoken-word recognition” is now in press at QJEP

07/23/2013

Alexandra Jesse was elected as a member of AVISA’s executive committee.

06/27/2013

A new proceedings paper by Margriet Groen and Alexandra Jesse with the title “Audiovisual speech perception in children and adolescents with developmental dyslexia: No deficit with McGurk stimuli” will be published in the Proceedings of AVSP 2013. AVSP 2013 will take place in Annecy, France, from the 29th of August until the 1st of September. It is organized by Slim Ouni, Frederic Berthommier, and Alexandra Jesse. To attend AVSP 2013, go here. Registration ends 19 July 2013.

05/07/2013

A new article by Patrick van der Zande, Alexandra Jesse, and Anne Cutler with the title “Lexically guided retuning of visual phonetic categories” is now in press at JASA. It will be published in 134, 562-571.

05/06/2013

Congratulations to Sarah Laakso for the approval of her thesis on perceptual learning!

05/02/2013

Alex Brandmeyer, a Ph.D. student at the Donders Center for Cognition in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), will be visiting the lab from 05/06-05/17. He will be giving a talk on 05/08, with the title “Auditory perceptual learning using decoded-EEG neurofeedback: working towards a novel neurofeedback paradigm”.

05/01/2013

Thanks everyone for a successful year! We wish the best of luck to our research assistants who are leaving the LIPS lab: Sarah Bryand, Alex Fine, Josh Levin, an Andre Michalowski. Congratulations to Sarah Bryand, Sarah Laakso, and Ben McLaughlin for graduating!

04/02/2013

Alexandra Jesse is giving a talk with the title “Speech perception and word learning in face-to-face communication” at Yale’s Current Work in Cognitive Science Talk Series.

01/22/2013

We have 3 new lab members: Michael Bartoli, Ben McLaughlin, and Robert Moura. Welcome to the lab!

09/26/2012

A new article by Eva Reinisch, Alexandra Jesse, and Lynne Nygaard with the title “Tone of Voice guides word learning in informative referential contexts” is now in press at QJEP!

09/06/2012

We have 5 new lab members: Chris Baron, Alexander Fine, Josh Levin, Lauren Lyon, Andre Michalowski. We also welcome Angela Costanzi in the lab!

Congratulations to Kate DeVane Brown and Christina Steinmann for her B.S.! And good-bye also to Austin Kopack who is studying abroad this year!

4/27/2012

Kate De Vane Brown presents her honor’s thesis at the Annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference on April 27th at 11:35-12:20 (Lincoln Campus Center, Room 911). Her thesis has the title “Learning to understand foreign-accented speech”. More information here. Come and see Kate!

2/23/2012

An advance online copy of Jesse & Janse (2012) is now available.

2/2/2012

The LIPS lab welcomes Sarah Bryand who joined us as an undergraduate RA.

1/23/2012

A new article by Alexandra Jesse and Elizabeth Johnson with the title “Prosodic temporal alignment of co-speech gestures to speech facilitates referent resolution” is now in press at JEP:HPP.

9/9/2011

We welcome 6 new lab members: Monica Bennett, Kelly Fuller, Austin Kopack, Sarah Laakso, Kara Rancourt, and Jessica Rhodes.

5/9/2011

Kate DeVane has been awarded an Honors Research Grant by the Commonwealth Honors College for her thesis work in the LIPS lab on perceptual learning of foreign accents. Congratulations, Kate!

8/30/2011

Visit the Jesse & Mitterer presentation at Interspeech (Florence, Italy), 1:30pm in Ses2-P1.

7/7/2011

The Jesse and McQueen article on positional effects in perceptual learning is now published as an advanced on-line article, available at the PBR website.

6/14/2011

The Reinisch, Jesse, and McQueen article on speaking rate effects on on-line word segmentation is now published in the June issue of JEP:HPP.

The Jesse and Mitterer proceedings paper on manual gestures’ influence (or their lack of) on lexical stress perception has been accepted at Interspeech 2011.

5/12/2011

Congratulations to Amanda Orlando for graduating! We will miss her in the lab.

12/5/2011

Alexandra Jesse gave an invited talk at Haskins Laboratories.

4/27/2011

A preprint of the Reinisch, Jesse, and McQueen article in press at JEP:HPP is now available.

4/1/2011

Alexandra Jesse and collaborators received 2 ICESL Seed grants.

4/1/2011

Alexandra Jesse gave an invited talk at the opening workshop of the Institute for the Computational and Experimental Study of Language. The program can be found here.

3/27/2011

The LIPS lab will be hosting James McQueen this week. For information about James’ talk please go here.

3/27/2011

The latest Reinisch, Jesse, and McQueen paper is now available at the Language and Speech website!

3/23/2011

Alexandra Jesse was awarded a Mellon Mutual Mentoring Micro Grant.

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