Software & Tools

See my Github profile.

Team MCPA hosts our latest work in MVPA / multichannel pattern analysis for fNIRS. We release fNIRS data and analysis code with each publication to promote replicability and encourage methodological advancements in fNIRS.

SPIN Scorcerer is an automated tool for getting more and better data from speech-perception-in-noise (SPIN) experiments. Paper, code, and data available for download.

Infant MVPA with fNIRS - (Download at Github) Software package for multichannel pattern analysis of fNIRS data. Manuscript at PLoS ONE or see CNS 2016 poster for a preview.

Connectivity Modeling Tutorial - (Download pdf) Tutorial on performing effective connectivity modeling with the euSEM model and GIMME software. You can also download the full GIMME manual by Kathleen Gates and Peter Molenaar. GIMME package for Matlab available on NITRC.


My research explores the structured, nuanced relationships between word representations and meaning in the brain and behavior. I'm interested in how lexical (word) and semantic (meaning) systems differ and interact across different languages, especially for bilinguals who not only learn two languages' worth of information, but also deal with conflicts between the ways these languages organize the world. This work includes bilinguals at all levels of proficiency and people who are just starting to learn a language. I use a combination of behavioral methods, computer simulations, and neuroimaging technology (such as MRI, EEG, and near-infrared spectroscopy) to probe the highly dynamic and interactive cognitive and neural systems that represent linguistic knowledge in humans who speak one, two, or many languages.

Here are a couple of fun popular press pieces related to my research that I've contributed to:

For more information, see my publications listed below or visit the websites of my collaborators' labs:
Lexical Semantics | Multivariate Methods for Neuroimaging | Categorization | Bilingualism & Language Learning | Statistical Learning

Collaborating Labs

Publications by Topic

Lexical Semantics

Multivariate Methods for Neuroimaging


Bilingualism & Language Learning

Statistical Learning