Author Archives: Jared Medina

Summer Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Thanks to generous funding from the National Science Foundation, we held our first Summer Undergraduate Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. We had a diverse, talented group of twenty undergraduates from around the nation here to learn about topics including vision, infant cognition, social neuroscience, language, replicability, neuropsychology, and more.  More information about the workshop can be found here, and we are looking forward to holding our next undergraduate workshop in Summer 2018.

Fall conference tour

The lab has just returned from the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego, where we presented a poster on changes in tactile processing after numbing the lips – part of a collaboration with Elisabetta Ambron and H. Branch Coslett at the University of Pennsylvania.

After that, it was straight to Boston for the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society.  Both Yuqi and I gave talks at the Tactile Research Group satellite meeting.  Her talk was on frames of reference in multisensory integration, while mine was on error patterns in tactile localization after stroke.  Then, Yuqi had a talk on multisensory integration and the mirror box illusion.  Feel free to e-mail me if you want to learn more about these projects.

Our paper on a rare case of synchiria has been published

Our paper describing a peculiar case of crossmodal synchiria is now out in Neuropsychologia.  In it, we describe a case study who report seeing visual stimuli on both sides when presented with a visual stimulus on the ipsilesional side.  Interestingly, this deficit occurs primarily when a) the visual stimulus is brief (<250 msec) and b) when visual stimuli are presented on her hands (versus off her hands).  It’s a very interesting case study – please read!