Martin Paczynski | martin@paczynski.net | (857) 362-7732

Education:

Tufts University

Doctor of Philosophy [05/12]
Psychology: Impact of Aspectual and Animacy Information on Semantic and Syntactic Processing: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials.
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg
Committee: Phil Holcomb, Ray Jackendoff, Tali Ditman-Brunyé

Master of Science [05/10]
Psychology: Event-Related Potential Evidence for Use of Animacy Hierarchy, But Not Thematic Role Type, in the Processing of Direct Object Arguments in Active English Sentences.
Advisor: Gina Kuperberg
Committee: Phil Holcomb, Ray Jackendoff, David Caplan, Neal Pearlmutter

Master of Science [05/05]
Computer Science: Use of Machine Learning in Sleep Stage Classification with Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy Data.
Advisor: Roni Khardon

Vassar College

Bachelor of Arts [05/96]
Biopsychology: Similarities and Differences in the Mechanisms of Actions of Five Nootropic Agents.
Advisor: N. Jay Bean

Experience:

University of Miami

Postdoctoral Research Fellow [09/12 – Present]

Senior Thesis Supervisor/Co-Advisor [09/13 – 05/14]

Emerson College

Adjunct Faculty [09/11 - 05/12]

Tufts University

Adjunct Faculty [01/12 - 05/12]

Senior Thesis Supervisor/Co-Advisor [09/07 - 05/11]

Teaching Fellow [09/09 - 12/09]

Teaching Assistant [09/07 - 05/10]

Research Assistant [07/05 - 05/12]

Phillips Academy High School

Instructor [06/02 - 08/02]

CarbonMedia/TNTmax LLC

Technology Manager [02/00 - 06/05]

Princeton University

Research Assistant II [06/96 - 05/98]

Publications:

Paczynski, M., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2014). When Events Change Their Nature: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying Aspectual Coercion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [Quick View]

Wittenberg, E., Paczynski, M., Wiese, H., Jackendoff, R. and Kuperberg, G. (2014) Light Verbs Make Heavy Work: An ERP Study of Processing an Argument Structure Mismatch. Journal of Memory and Language. 73, 31-42 [Quick View]

Cohn, N., Paczynski, M. (2013). Prediction, events, and the advantage of Agents: The processing of semantic roles in visual narrative. Cognitive Psychology. 67, 73-97 [Quick View]

Wittenberg, E., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G., Paczynski, M., Snedeker, J. & Wiese, H. (To appear.) The Processing and Representation of Light Verb Constructions. In: Bachrach, A., Roy, I. and Stockall, L. (eds.). Structuring the Argument. John Benjamins.

Brunyé, T.T., Gagnon, S.A., Paczynski, M., Mahoney, C.R., Taylor, H.A. (2013) Happiness by Association: Breadth of Free Association Influences Affective States. Cognition. 127, 93–98 [Quick View]

Paczynski, M. and Kuperberg, G.R. (2012). Multiple influences of semantic memory on sentence processing: Distinct effects of semantic relatedness on violations of real-world event/state knowledge and animacy selection restrictions. Journal of memory and language 67, 426-448 [Quick View]

Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Jackendoff, R., Holcomb, P., and Kuperberg G. (2012). (Pea)nuts and bolts of visual narratives: Structure and meaning in sequential image comprehension. Cognitive Psychology. 65, 1-38 [Quick View]

Paczynski, M. and Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) Electrophysiological Evidence for Use of the Animacy Hierarchy, but not Thematic Role Assignment, During Verb Argument Processing. Language and Cognitive Processes, Special Issue: Cognitive Neuroscience of Semantic Processing. 26, 1402-1456 [Quick View]

Kuperberg, G.R, Paczynski, M. and Ditman, T. (2011) Establishing causal coherence across sentences: An ERP study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23, 1230-1246 [Quick View]

Kuperberg, G.R., Choi, A., Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Jackendoff, R. (2010) Electrophysiological correlates of Complement Coercion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 22, 2685-2701 [Quick View]

Shors, TJ, Pickett, J,Paczynski, M. (1999) Acute Stress Persistently Enhances the Release of Estrogen in the Female Rat. Stress. 3, 163-171 [Quick View]

Shors, TJ, Lewczyk, C, Paczynski, M., Mathew, P, Picket, J. (1998) Stages of Estrous Mediate the Stress-Induced Impairment of Associative Learning in the Female Rat. Neuroreport. 9, 419-423 [Quick View]

Paczynski, M. (1997) Piracetam: A Novel Therapy for Autism? Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 27, 628-630 [Quick View]

Manuscripts under review/in preparation:

Paczynski, M., Jha, A. (under review) Anticipation as Spontaneous Emotional Regulation. Burton, A., Paczynski, M., Jha, A. (under review) Acute Stress Reduces Attentional Selectivity. Paczynski, M., Tilak, A., Jha, A. (in prep) Increased Late Attentional Selectivity Ameliorates Stress Induced Performance Degradation.

Posters and Abstracts:

Talik, A., Walter, L., Warn, S., Paczynski, M., Jha, A. (2014) An N250 Investigation of Working Memory Selectivity Under Stress. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Burton, A.M., Jha, A.P., Paczynski, M. (2013) Threat Potentiates Early visual Processing but Reduces Attentional Selectivity. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G. (2013) Individual Differences in Aspectual Coercion. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Jha, A.P., Paczynski, M., Baijal, S. (2013) Independent influence of valence and predictabilty on task-dependent P3 modulation. Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G. (2012) Grammatical Aspect Modulates Online Costs of Long-Distance Dependency Processing: Neuropsychological Evidence. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Cook, A., Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G. (2012) Effects of Semantic Context on the Syntactic and Semantic P600. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Fairbrother, W.M., Paczynski, M., Fields, E.C., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) Distinct neural processes engaged during temporal sequencing and coherence building during discourse processing. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Holcomb, P.J., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011). This is your brain on comics: The impact of structure and meaning on sequential image comprehension. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Holcomb, P.J., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011). This is your brain on comics: The impact of structure and meaning on sequential image comprehension. Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Paczynski, M.., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) A shift in time: Neural processing costs associated with shifts in aspectual interpretation. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Wittenberg, E., Paczynski, M., Wiese, H., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) Light verbs make heavy work. 24th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.

Wittenberg, E., Paczynski, M., Wiese, H., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) Light verbs make heavy work. Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference.

Wittenberg, E., Paczynski, M., Wiese, H., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2011) Light verbs make heavy work. Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Cohn, N., Paczynski, M., Holcomb, P., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2010) Impact of structure and meaning on sequential image comprehension. 23nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.

Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G.R. (2009) Impact of grammatical voice and animacy on verb processing. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.

Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G.R. (2009) The impact of grammatical voice and subject noun animacy on verb processing. 1st Annual Neurobiology of Language Conference.

Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G.R. (2009) Animacy hierarchy, but not thematic role type, influences direct object argument realization in English: Evidence from event-related potentials. 22nd Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing.

Paczynski, M., Ruppell, E., Kuperberg, G.R. (2009) Influence of animacy and thematic role type on interpretation of direct object arguments in active English sentences. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Sitnikova, T., Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G.R. (2007) Context motivates comprehenders attempts to make sense of novel events: Evidence from event-related potentials. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

De Grauwe, S., Davis, L.J., Ditman, T., Paczynski, M., Holcomb, P.J., Kuperberg, G.R. (2007) Electrophysiological insights into the processing of nominal metaphors. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

Paczynski, M., Kreher, D.A., Ditman, T., Holcomb, P.J., Kuperberg, G.R. (2006) Electrophysiological evidence for the role of animacy and lexico-semantic associations in processing nouns within passive structures. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society.

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