Anthony Shook is a doctoral candidate in the department of communication sciences and disorders at Northwestern University. His research investigates bilingualism and what it can reveal about language, with a focus on how two or more languages interact at multiple levels of processing and the effect of this interaction on the language system. Mr. Shook uses behavioral and neurological methods, as well as computational modeling, to explore the form and architecture of the bilingual language comprehension system. (September 2012)
Cerebrum Winter 2022 Issue
Table of contents, with links, for this issue of Cerebrum's emagazine
A Perfect StormThe Substance-abuse Avalanche Brought On by the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought on an avalanche of substance abuse, from loss of in-person support groups to changes in the illicit-drug pipeline that have led to higher death rates.
Calling the Birds HomeIn Her Own Words: Photographer Cheryle St. Onge
Cheryle St. Onge's photographs won the annual Bob and Diane Fund award—a grant that increases the understanding of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Imaging’s Groundbreaking Discovery: 30 Years LaterQ&A with Randy L. Buckner, Ph.D.
Q&A with Randy L. Buckner, Ph.D., on the road to discovering the default network, the pattern of brain activity triggered as we think about the past and the future.
The Great Telemedicine Experiment
Covid precautions have led to a massive increase in treatment from screens and phones. Is it worsening health disparities—and changing medicine permanently?
Brain Bee Alumni: Where Are They Now?
Since the first Brain Bee in 1998, the competition has grown into an international annual event that engages more than 50,000 students from six continents. It has also inspired many of its top finishers to pursue careers in neuroscience and related fields.
Unlocking the Mystery of Brain InjuryClinical Corner
A young man was told he hadn’t sustained a head injury after a car accident. But when he dropped out of graduate school months later, a visit to a specialist revealed what an initial diagnosis failed to detect.
The Fast-Moving Neuroprosthetics FrontierNeuroethics Viewpoint
As neuroprosthetics emerges, privacy and others concerns need to be considered.
How Does the Brain Learn Language?
We communicate with one another using movements (gestures), sounds (speech), and symbols (writing). Language is intrinsically tied to our emotions, social relationships, and many other aspects of cognition. Much is still mysterious about the process. Here’s what we know so far.
Dana Foundation Names Khara Ramos, Ph.D., as Vice President
The Dana Foundation has named Khara Ramos, Ph.D., to the new role of Vice President of Neuroscience within Society, effective January 18, 2022.