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MANUSCRIPTS IN PREP

  1. Blank, A., Fedorenko, E., & Blank, I.A. (in prep.) Subject-specific functional localization robustly outperforms random-effects group analyses of fMRI data, Or: How to effortlessly increase the validity, power and replicability of your study.

  2. Diachek, E., Siegelman, M., Blank, I.A., & Fedorenko, E. (in prep.The domain-general multiple demand (MD) network does not support core aspects of language interpretation: a large-scale fMRI investigation. manuscript

  3. Tuckute, G., Mineroff, Z., Blank, I.A., Kean, H., & Fedorenko, E. (in prep.) Temporal language areas appear necessary to wire up frontal cortex for language.

  4. Belinkov, Y., Durrani, N., Sajjad, H., Dalvi, F., Marquez, L., Glass, J., Blank, I.A., & Fedorenko E. (in prep.) Representations in neural networks optimized for machine translation encode increasingly abstract language properties.

SUBMITTED / UNDER REVIEW

  1. Blank, I.A., & Fedorenko, E. (under review). No evidence for functional distinctions across fronto-temporal language regions in their temporal receptive windows. manuscript

  2. Fedorenko, E., & Blank, I.A. (in revision). Broca's area is not a natural kind.

  3. Assem, M., Blank, I.A., Mineroff, Z., Ademoglu, A., & Fedorenko, E. (in revision). Neural Activity in the Fronto-Parietal Multiple Demand Network Robustly Predicts Individual Differences In Working Memory And Fluid Intelligence. manuscript

  4. Wehbe, L., Blank, I.A., Shain, C., Futrell, R., Levy, R., von der Malsburg, T., Smith, N., Gibson, E., & Fedorenko, E. (under review). Neural activity in the fronto-temporal language system is predicted by incremental language comprehension difficulty.

  5. Fedorenko, E., Mineroff, Z., Siegelman, M. & Blank, I.A. (in revision). Word meanings and sentence structure recruit the same set of fronto-temporal regions during comprehension. manuscript materials
  6. Diachek, E., Siegelman, M., Blank, I.A., & Fedorenko, E. (in prep.) The domain-general multiple demand (MD) network does not support core aspects of language interpretation: a large-scale fMRI investigation. manuscript
  7. Blank, I.A., Duff, M., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Fedorenko, E. (submitted). Expanding the language network: domain-specific hippocampal recruitment during high-level linguistic processing. manuscript data and code

  8. Grand, G.*, Blank, I.A.*, Pereira, F., & Fedorenko, E. (submitted). Semantic projection: recovering human knowledge of multiple, distinct object features from word-embeddings. manuscript demo animation
  9. Shain, C.*, Blank, I.A.*, van Schijndel, M., Schuler, W., & Fedorenko, E. (in revision). fMRI reveals language-specific predictive coding during naturalistic sentence comprehension. manuscript
  10. Jouravlev, O., Mineroff, Z., Blank, I.A., & Fedorenko, E. (submitted). The small and efficient language network of polyglots and hyper-polyglots. manuscript
  11. Futrell, R., Gibson, T., Tily, H., Blank, I.A., Vishnevetsky, A., Piantadosi, S., & Fedorenko, E. (submitted). The natural stories corpus. manuscript data

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  1. Siegelman, M., Blank, I.A., Mineroff, Z., & Fedorenko, E. (2019). An attempt to replicate a dissociation between syntax and semantics during sentence comprehension reported by Dapretto & Bookheimer (1999, Neuron). Neurosciencepdf

  2. Paunov, A., Blank, I.A. & Fedorenko, E. (2019) Language and Theory and Mind networks work together, especially during language comprehension. Journal of Neurophysiology, 121, 1244-1265. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00619.2018. pdf

  3. Mineroff, Z.*, Blank, I.A.*, Mahowald, K., & Fedorenko, E. (2018) A robust dissociation among the language, multiple demand, and default mode networks: evidence from inter-region correlations in effect size. Neuropsychologia119, 501-511. pdf

  4. Bernstein, M., Erez, Y., Blank, I., & Yovel, G. (2018) The processing of dynamic faces in the human brain: Support for a new neural framework of face processing. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 7036. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-25405-9 pdf

  5. Blank, I.A., Kiran, S., & Fedorenko, E. (2017). Can neuroimaging help aphasia researchers? Addressing generalizability, idiosyncrasy, and interpretability. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 34(6), 377-393. DOI: 10.1080/02643294.2017.1402756 pdf

  6. Blank, I.A. & Fedorenko, E. (2017) Domain-general brain regions do not track linguistic input as closely as language-selective regions. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(41): 9999-10011. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3642-16.2017 pdf

  7. Chai, L.R., Mattar, M.G., Blank, I.A., Fedorenko, E. & Bassett, D.S. (2016) Functional network dynamics of the language system. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhw238. DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhw238 pdf

  8. Blank, I., Balewski, Z., Mahowald, K. & Fedorenko, E. (2016). Syntactic processing is distributed across the language system. Neuroimage, 127, 307-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.11.069 pdf

  9. Blank, I., Kanwisher, N. & Fedorenko, E. (2014). A functional dissociation between language and multiple demand regions revealed in patterns of BOLD fluctuations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112(5): 1105-1118. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00884.2013 pdf

  10. Blank, I. & Yovel, G. (2011). The structure of face-space is tolerant to lighting and viewpoint transformations. Journal of Vision, 11(8), 207-219. DOI: 10.1167/11.8.15 pdf

CONFERENCE TALKS

  1. Grand, G.*, Blank, I.A.*, Pereira, F. & Fedorenko, E. Semantic projection: Recovering human knowledge of multiple, distinct object properties from natural word collocations. 32th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Boulder, CO, March 2019.

  2. Futrell, R., Gibson, E., Tily, H., Blank, I., Vishnevetsky, A., Piantadosi, S. & Fedorenko, E. The Natural Stories Corpus. 11th Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018.

  3. Fedorenko, E., Mineroff, Z., Siegelman, M. & Blank, I. The distinction between lexico-semantic and syntactic processing is not an organizing dimension of the human language system. 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Cambridge, MA, March 2017.

  4. Blank, I., Rohter, S., Kiran, S. & Fedorenko, E. Functional reorganization of the large-scale brain networks that support high-level cognition following brain damage in aphasia. Society for the Neurobiology of Language 8th meeting. London, UK, Aug 2016.

  5. Blank, I., Rohter, S., Kiran, S. & Fedorenko, E. Functional reorganization of the large-scale brain networks that support high-level cognition following brain damage in aphasia. Academy of Aphasia 53rd Annual Conference. Tuscon, AZ, Oct 2015.

  6. Rohter, S., Blank, I., Fedorenko, E. & Kiran, S. Neural correlates of recovery and rehabilitation. Academy of Aphasia 53rd Annual Conference. Tuscon, AZ, Oct 2015.

  7. Blank, I. & Fedorenko, E. Inter-subject correlations of cortical activity during natural language processing. 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Los Angeles, CA, March 2015.

  8. Blank, I. & Yovel, G. The configuration of face-space is invariant under identity-preserving transformations. 19th annual Israel Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Eilat, Israel, Dec 2010.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  1. Tuckute, G., Mineroff, Z., Blank, I.A., Kean, H., & Fedorenko, E. Temporal language areas appear necessary to wire up frontal cortex for language. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Helsinki, Finland, Aug 2019.

  2. Shain, C.*, Blank, I.A.*, van Schijndel, M., Schuler, W. & Fedorenko, E. fMRI reveals language-specific predictive coding during naturalistic sentence comprehension. 32th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. Boulder, CO, March 2019.

  3. Blank, I., Duff, M., Brown-Schmidt, S. & Fedorenko, E. Hippocampal engagement in online, high-level linguistic processing. Society for the Neurobiology of Language 8th meeting. London, UK, Aug 2016. pdf

  4. Blank, I. & Fedorenko, E. Different high-level language regions integrate information over the same time-window. Society for the Neurobiology of Language 8th meeting. London, UK, Aug 2016. pdf

  5. Chai, L.R., Mattar, M.G., Blank, I., Fedorenko, E & Bassett, D.S. Functional network dynamics of the language system. Biomedical Engineering Society annual meeting. Tampa, FL, Oct 2015.

  6. Chai, L.R., Mattar, M.G., Blank, I., Fedorenko, E. & Bassett, D.S. Functional network dynamics of the language system. Society for Neuroscience Conference. Chicago, IL, Oct 2015.

  7. Wehbe, L., Blank, I., Mahowald, K., Futrell, R., Piantadosi, S., Tily, H., Gallee, J., Vishnevetsky, A., Gibson, E., Kanwisher, N. & Fedorenko, E. Neural activity in the fronto-temporal language system predicts online language comprehension difficulty. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Chicago, IL, Oct 2015.

  8. Paunov, A., Blank, I. & Fedorenko, E. The language network and the Theory of Mind network show synchronized activity during naturalistic language comprehension. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Chicago, IL, Oct 2015.

  9. Blank, I. & Fedorenko, E. The functional dissociation between the language and cognitive control systems persists in subcortical and cerebellar regions. Biennial Conference on Resting State and Brain Connectivity. Cambridge, MA, Sept 2014.

  10. Blank I. & Fedorenko E. Inter-subject correlations of cortical activity during natural language processing in language-selective regions but not multiple-demand regions. Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug 2014.

  11. Bainbridge, W.A., Isola, P., Blank, I. & Oliva, A. Establishing a Database for Studying Human Face Photograph Memory. Proceedings of the 34th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society Meeting, 1302-1307. Sapporo, Japan, Aug 2012.

  12. Blank, I., Wolf, L. & Yovel, G. Tolerance is tolerance of similarities: behavioral and computational evidence for a view-tolerant identity representation in face-space. Annual Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, FA, May 2012.

  13. Blank, I. & Yovel, G. Is face-space a solution to the invariance problem? Annual Vision Sciences Society Meeting. Naples, FA, May 2010