Tepring Piquado, Ph.D.
Science Background: Neuroscience
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- Ph.D., Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2010
Dissertation: The role of prosody in speech comprehension revealed by right hemisphere stroke patients
Advisor: Arthur Wingfield
- M.S., Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2007
Thesis: The Role of Acetylcholine in the Orbital Prefrontal Cortex during a Reward Manipulation Task in the Macaca mulatta
- B.S., Computer Science, Georgetown University, 2001
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Irvine, 2010 to present
Selected Honors and Awards
- Competitive Travel Award Recipient for travel to SfN, Brandeis University, 2010
- Teaching Excellence, Academic Talent Search, California State University, Sacramento, 2007
Selected Research Publications
- Vaden KI, Piquado T, Hickok G (2011) Sublexical Properties of Spoken Words Modulate Activity in Broca’s Area but Not Superior Temporal Cortex: Implications for Models of Speech Recognition.
J Cogn Neurosci. 23(10):2665-74
- Piquado T, Cousins KA, Wingfield A, Miller P (2010) Effects of degraded sensory input on memory for speech: Behavioral data and a test of biologically constrained computational models.
Brain Res. 1365:48-65
- Piquado T, Isaacowitz D, Wingfield A (2010) Pupillometry as a measure of cognitive effort in younger and older adults.
Affiliations & Memberships
- Society for Neuroscience
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
- Association of Computer Machinery
Selected Service Activities
- SACNAS holds second-annual summit (regional meeting at Brandeis University)
- Chair, SACNAS Postdoctoral Taskforce, 2010 to 2011
- Member, SACNAS Board, 2009 to 2010
Dr. Piquado graduated from Brandeis University with her Ph.D. degree in neuroscience. While she was in graduate school she investigated the patterns of age-related auditory decline on cognitive change by studying younger and older adults, and how these cognitive and sensory changes may interact for speech comprehension and memory both in the laboratory and in everyday life. Also a special interest of hers regards right hemisphere involvement in language. Dr. Piquado is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine in the lab of Greg Hickok. In this lab, she seeks to understand the neural basis of auditory perception and language processing in both typical and atypical populations, such as people who stutter.
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last updated 10-Sep-2011