Dr. Theodore speaks at #BeOnline2020

Dr. Theodore participated in the “All about auditory research online” panel at the Behavioral Science Online meeting. Her slides are available here; recordings of all talks will be available at the conference website shortly. Many thanks to the conference organizers for hosting such an efficient and informative gathering!

Paper accepted at Language and Linguistics Compass

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in Language and Linguistics Compass. The title is “Leveraging interdisciplinary perspectives to optimize auditory training for cochlear implant users” This review was led by Ph.D. student Julia Drouin; reach out (julia.drouin@uconn.edu) if you’d like a preprint. Congratulations, Julia!

Victoria Zysk submits Honors thesis

Victoria Zysk has successfully completed her Honors thesis titled “The effect of sleep-based memory consolidation on adaptation to noise-vocoded speech.” This work was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Emily Myers and Julia Drouin. We’ll have a preprint on the OSF soon. Congratulations, Victoria!

Tutorial for conducting online speech perception experiments

We’ve been fielding a lot of questions regarding online data collection for speech perception experiments as many of us prepare for disruptions to in-person data collection. We’ve put together a brief tutorial to share some of our successes, challenges, and advice.

A PDF of this page can be downloaded here, but the dynamic page is likely to be more current than the static PDF.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have additional questions or if you have feedback/suggestions for making this a better resource for the community in these challenging times.


Paper accepted at Cognitive Science

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in Cognitive Science titled “EARSHOT: A minimal neural network model of incremental human speech recognition.” This work was led by Drs. James Magnuson, Heejo You, and Jay Rueckl at the University of Connecticut. A preprint of an earlier version of this paper is available here.

Paper accepted at Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research

Be on the lookout for a new paper to appear in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. The title is “Individual differences in distributional learning for speech: What’s ideal for ideal observers?” This work was conducted in collaboration with Ph.D. student Nick Monto and lab B.A./M.A. alum Stephen Graham. Reach out to rachel.theodore@uconn.edu if you’d like a preprint. Congratulations, Nick and Stephen!

SLaP Lab at Louisville ASA meeting

The SLaP Lab was well represented at the ASA meeting in Louisville. Nick and Nikole, Ph.D. students in our lab, presented posters relaying their recent discoveries (available here), and Dr. Theodore gave a talk at a special session titled “Exploring the interface between linguistic processing and talker recognition.” A live-tweet of the session can be read here; and here is a link to Dr. Theodore’s talk with a transcript of sorts (as she was the one tweeting). Thanks, ASA community, for a week filled with lively discussion (and a few mint juleps)!