News & Events

CCDL in the News

August 2015 – Dr. Prat‘s interview by UW ADVANCE was posted on their “Meet Our Women Faculty” page, see the interview here.

July 2015 – Dr. Stocco spoke about his brain-to-brain work with Drs. Prat and Rao in an NPR interview, see the interview here.

May 2015 – Drs. StoccoPrat, and Rao‘s brain-to-brain work was mentioned on Smithsonian.com, see the article here.

March 2015 – Drs. StoccoPrat, and Rao‘s amazing brain-to-brain research was mentioned on the Huffington Post, see the article here.

October 2014 – Drs. Stocco and Prat‘s work on bilingualism and cognition is highlighted in these stories on News.Mic and the Huffington Post.

November 2014 – Drs. StoccoPrat, and Rao‘s brain-to-brain work gets a new burst of media attention! Click here to see the NBC News storyCNet story, and the UW Today story – just a few of the many!

February 2014 – Drs. StoccoPrat, and Rao were featured on UW TV, see the whole story here!

December 2013 – Jose was featured in the Psychology Department Newsletter.

August 2013 – Drs. StoccoPrat, and Rao complete the first ever non-invasive human-to-human brain interface! Click here to see the UW news release, the NBC news release, and the USA Today news release – just a few of  the many national and international news releases!

February 2012 – Dr. Prat brings a special guest to her Psychology 101 class to teach the students about conditioning! Click here to see the story.

Posters and Presentations by CCDL members

July 2015 – Dr. Prat and Brianna each gave talk at the annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

June 2015 – Dr. Stocco, Jose, and Dr. Prat and Brianna each presented a poster at the annual meeting for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Honolulu, Hawaii.

May 2015 – Dr. Prat, Jose, Roy, and Brianna presented a poster at the Bilingualism and Executive Function workshop held in New York, New York.

August 2014 – Dr. PratDr. Stocco , Brianna, and Roy each presented a poster at the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language held in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

July 2014 –  Dr. Stocco , Dr. Prat, and Brianna posted a blog entry on The People’s Science, see it here.

May 2014 – Roy and Jose presented their “First Year” talks at the 2014 Graduate Research Festival.

May 2014 – Sandrine and Vivian presented posters at the 2014 Mary Gates Research Symposium.

October 2013 – Raymond  presented a poster, entitled “The correlation between the basal ganglia and the autism spectrum disorder triad,” at the National Society for advancing Hispanics, Chicanos, and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference in San Antonio, Texas.

August 2013 – Dr. Prat delivered the Keynote Address, entitled “Understanding the shared neural computations underpinning language and executive functioning,” at the Association for Computational Linguistics in Sofia, Bulgaria.

July 2013 – Brianna presented a poster, entitled “Individual differences in executive functioning and language control indices predict second language reading ability,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse in Valencia, Spain.

June 2013 – Dr. Prat led a morning workshop, entitled “Current directions in neuroimaging of language and language-related disorders,” at the annual meeting for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Seattle, Washington.

May 2103 – Brianna presented her “First Year” talk at the 2013 Graduate Research Festival.

May 2013 – Raymond and Alex K. each presented a poster at the 2013 Mary Gates Research Symposium.

November 2012 – Dr. Prat delivered an invited presentation entitled “Individual differences in the neural basis of language and general comprehension abilities,”  at the Educating Diverse Minds conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

September 2012 – Dr. Stocco delivered a talk, entitled “Bilingualism trains specific brain circuits involved in the rapid reconfiguration of behavior: Evidence from rapid instructed task learning,” at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy.

September 2012 –  Dr. PratDr. Stocco, and Brianna presented a poster, entitled “Bilingual brain training: Investigating the overlap between language switching and general set switching in bilinguals,” at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy.

July 2012 – Dr. Prat delivered her Tom Trabasso Award Recipient Address, entitled “Individual differences in right hemisphere contributions to discourse,” at the annual meeting for the Society for Text and Discourse in Montreal, Canada.

July 2012 – Drs. Stocco and Prat presented a poster, entitled “Impaired information routing in the basal ganglia in individuals with autism,” at the Forum of European Neurosciences Forum of Neuroscience in Barcelona, Spain.

May 2012 – Alex E. & Kara presented a poster and Brianna presented a talk at the 2012 Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Onwards and Upwards: The coming and going of CCDL members

May 2015 – Darby and Marissa were awarded a summer fellowship through the UW Institute for Neuroengineering!

April 2015 – Jose‘s Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation was funded! This work will investigate the behavioral and experiential factors that influence impulsive behaviors and inhibitory control!

February 2015 – Dr. Prat was awarded tenure!

November 2014 – Dr. Stocco’s grant entitled “Advancing Human Brain to Brain Communication Capabilities” is being funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation!

August 2014 – Sandrine is off to Carnegie Mellon to start as a graduate student!

April 2014 – Dr. Prat’s grant entitled “Training the Mind and Brain: Investigating Individual Differences in the Ability to Learn and Benefit Cognitively from Language Training” is being funded through the Office of Naval Research!

September 2013 – Jose started as a new graduate student at the CCDL, he is coming from the University of Florida, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics.

June 2013 – Roy is welcomed as a new graduate student at the CCDL, she is coming from Indiana University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Linguistics.

April 30, 2013 – CCDL tested their 1000th participant!

November 2012 – Lauren joined the CCDL team as a post-doctoral fellow, she is coming from the University of Washington, where she graduated with a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience.

September 2012 – Brianna started as the CCDL’s first graduate student, she is coming from the University of Washington, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

September 2012 – Theresa started as the first CCDL  post-doctoral fellow, she is coming from the University of Missouri, where she graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

October 2011 – Justin started as the CCDL’s first lab manger, he is coming from the Center for Cognitive Brain Imaging at Carnegie Mellon, where he worked as the lab manager under Dr. Marcel Just.

February 7th, 2011 – CCDL tested their 1st participant!