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Hiroko Nakano  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Cognitive Science, Brown University, 2001
  • M.Sc. Cognitive Science, Brown University, 1998
  • B.A. First Class Honors, Dean's Honor List, Lingustics, McGill University, 1996

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Identifying an EEG spectral response to preferred music.. Nakano, Hiroko, Rosaio, Mari-Anne and de Dios, Constanza (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2014)
  • Omitted stimulus potential in Japanese-English bilinguals: an ERP study.. Nakano, Hiroko, Ma, Michelle, Oshima-Takane, Yuriko, Pierce, Lara and Genesee, Fred (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2014)
  • When Japanese do not show omitted stimulus potentials.. Nakano, Hiroko, Oshima-Takane, Y., Kanayama, N., Hiraki, K. and Akabane, A. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2014)
  • Music processing in experienced dnacers and non-dancers: An EEG spectral analysis.. Nakano, Hiroko, de Dios, Constanza, Wan, Nick and Rosario, Mari-Anne (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2012)
  • Processing of null argument sentence in English: The OSP and the N400.. Nakano, Hiroko, Pierce, Lara, Yuriko, Oshima-Takane and Fred, Genesee (poster)
    Neurobiology of Language Conference
    (November 2010)
  • Electrophsiological Investigation of Null Arguments: Omitted Stimulus Potentials. Nakano, H and Tate, S (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (March 2009)
  • The functional meaning of the P600 associated with thematic integration processing. Nakano, H., Pizzioli, F. and Rossion, B. (poster)
    International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.
    (2008)
  • Hemispherical differences in auditory and visual oddball paradigms. Nakano, H., Rosario, M-A. and Ray, C. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2008)
  • The functional meaning of the P600 associated with thematic integration processing. Nakano, H., Pizzioli, F. and Rossion, B. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society
    (2008)
  • Abnormal interaction between semantic and syntactic processing in specific language impairment: Electrophysilogical evidence. Pizzioli, F., Rossion, B., Schelstraete, M.-A. and Nakano, H. (talk, speech or lecture)
    British Psychological Society Meeting, University of Plymouth, UK
    (2007)
  • The consideration of the N400 and the P600 associated with thematic and semantic violations. Nakano, H., Pizzioli, F., Rossion, B. and Schelstraete, M.-A. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York
    (2007)
  • Interaction between semantic and syntactic processing in specific language impairment: Electrophysicological evidence. Pizzioli, F., Rossion, B., Schelstraete, M-A. and Nakano, H. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York
    (2007)
  • How do listeners integrate themes?. Swaab, T. and Nakano, H. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco
    (April 2006)
  • Thematic integration: Processing argument and adjunct phrases. Pizzioli, F., Rossion, B., Schelstraete, M.-A. and Nakano, H. (poster)
    The Society for Psychophysiological Research, Lisbon, Portugal
    (September 2005)
  • Aphasic patients with IFG lesions are imparied in the integration of thematic information in simple unambiguous sentences. Nakano, H. and Swaab, T. (poster)
    Cognitive Neuroscience Society, New York
    (April 2005)
  • Electrophysiological evidence for effects of verbal working memory capacity on incremental thematic integration in spoken sentence comprehension. Nakano, H. and Swaab, T. (talk, speech or lecture)
    Society for Neuroscience, San Diego
    (2004)
  • Electrophysiological evidence for delayed semantic integration in spoken sentence comprehension. Nakano, H. and Swaab, T. (paper)
    Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans
    (2003)
  • Deficits in combinatorial thematics in sentence processing in Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia. Nakano, H. and Blumstein, S.E. (paper)
    Academy of Aphasia
    (2001)

Publications:

  • Nakano, Hiroko, Rosario, Mari-Anne, Oshima-Takane, Yuriko, Pierce, Lara & Sophie, Tate. (2014). Electrophysiological response to omitted stimulus in sentence processing. NeuroReport, Vol. 25, 1169-1174.
  • Nakano, H., Saron, C. & Swaab, T. (2010). Speech and Span: Working memory capacity impacts the use of animacy but not of world knowledge during spoken sentence comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 22, Iss. 12, 2886-2898.
  • Hochstadt, J., Nakano, H., Lieberman, P. & Friedman, J. (2006). The role of sequencing and verbal working memory in sentence comprehension deficits in Parkinson's disease. Brain and Language, Vol. 97, Iss. 3, 243-257.
  • Pizzioli, F., Rossion, B., Schelstraete, M.-A. & Nakano, H. (2005). On-line lexical integration: Comprehending noun phrase arguments and adjuncts. Psychophysiology, Vol. 42, S101.
  • Nakano, H. & Blumstein, S. E. (2004). Evidence for deficits in thematic integration processes in Broca's and Wernicke's aphasia. Brain and Language, Vol. 88, Iss. 1, 96-107.
  • Nakano, H. & Swaab, T. (2004). Individual differences in the effects of plausibility on incremental sentential integration: An ERP study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. suppl., 206-207.
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