Hand-writing letters more effectively teaches reading skills compared to typing and watching videos, study finds. Drs. Wiley and Rapp discuss their recently published article “The Effects of Handwriting Experience on Literacy Learning.”
Celia Litovsky finished her PhD degree this spring, defending her dissertation on “Structural Connectivity Underlying Executive Processing in Post-stroke Aphasia.” Celia has started a postdoc position in the Concepts & Cognition Lab at Temple University working with Dr. Jamie Reilly.
As part of The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative, Drs. Brenda Rapp and Jeremy Purcell taught neuroscience to Tibetan Buddhist monks for 10 days in the Gaden Monastery in India, Karnataka State. ETSI is a fascinating program designed to teach modern science to Tibetan monastics. Read more about ETSI here: https://tibet.emory.edu/emory-tibet-science-initiative.
Drs. Brenda Rapp and Michael McCloskey were co-editors of the recently published book entitled Developmental Dysgraphia. This volume brings together, for the first time, theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous research on developmental dysgraphia, presented alongside reviews of the typical development of spelling and writing skills.
Awarded to Dr. Brenda Rapp, Dr. Jeremy Purcell, & Donald Li, the Technology Grant, as described on CER’s website, “is a mini-grant initiative that enables faculty to partner with technology savvy students to develop resources that enhance pedagogy, increase of facilitate access to course content, encourage active learning, promote critical thinking, or support student collaboration.” Project Title: Building […]
JHU Arts & Sciences Magazine reports on how Dr Rapp and other JHU professors have reinvented their classrooms.
CogNeuro Lab research assistant Delaney Ubellacker was chosen to receive the selective STAR funding award for summer research. Delaney’s work will contribute to our understanding of language learning. Congratulations Delaney!
This year’s DREAMS event showcased creative and impactful work from JHU undergraduate researchers in a variety of disciplines. Senior Tinnie Wu presented novel findings from her work in the CogNeuro lab in which she observed improvements in spoken and written naming following a spelling intervention in a participant with post-stroke aphasia. Tinnie will be graduating […]
Dr Rapp weighs in on whether genetics may influence spelling abilities.
In the context of the National Spelling Bee, Brenda Rapp, lead author of the Brain study on the ‘Neural bases of orthographic long-term memory and working memory in dysgraphia’ explains how some people’s brains retrieve words (or don’t) and how we manage to get them out (or not). So what is it that separates the […]