(If you are interested in getting involved in brain and language research, please contact Dr. Lai directly)

Fell 2017

Dr. Lai is on Maternity leave. Please expect delay in her responses.


June 2017

Nyssa joined the lab as our postdoc. Welcome, Nyssa!

Tachelle joined the lab through the 2017 NIH Undergraduate Student Research program. Welcome, Tachelle!

Stanley presented "What the hell? What swearing can tell us about conventional implicatures" at XPrag 2017 (the 7th biannual Experimental Pragmatics) in Cologne, Germany. Good job, Stanley!


May 2017

Rachel received the University of Arizona Research and Project (ReaP) Grants for fall 2017. She will use the fund to continue working on her EEG study that examines the processing of multiword expressions in the lab. Congrats, Rachel!


April 2017

Stanley received two awards from Germany: Doctoral Candidates and Young Academics, and Scientists (DAAD) and Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses von Berlin. He will be working on pragmatics at the Centre for General Linguistics (ZAS) in Berlin, starting in October 2017, for a period of one year. Congrats, Stanley!

Emma is awarded the Undergraduate Biology Research program for summer 2017. She will be working on a neuroscience project on spatial navigation using rats with Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous, and a cognitive neuroscience project on human emotion and language with us. Congrats, Emma!

Vicky has a new paper in Brain and Language on the effects of motion speed in action representations. Please see the publication page.


March 2017 

After 7 months of renovation, the EEG lab is functioning now - Hooray!         


August 2016

Vicky started as an assistant professor in Psychology Department and the Cognitive Science program at the University of Arizona.