Kate Revill, Facility Manager

Kate Pirog Revill

Kate Pirog Revill, PhD

Facilities Manager/Senior Research Scientist

Contact Information

Office: PAIS 172A
Phone: (404) 727-5446
Fax: (404) 727-3072
Email: krevill@emory.edu

Research Interests

At FERN, my goal is to help new and experienced users take advantage of the capabilities of fMRI to address a diverse range of research questions. I have expertise in fMRI experiment design and data analysis using multiple data analysis packages (AFNI, SPM, FSL). I also have experience with ASL and DTI data and am learning more about structural and functional connectivity analyses. I am currently involved in many projects, investigating questions about language processing, motor control and rehabilitation, and perceptual attention and awareness.

My own research background focuses on how young and older adult listeners understand spoken language, a process that healthy adults perform with exceptional skill despite the rapid pace at which words in fluent speech are presented. Using eyetracking, I examine how context (your knowledge of the world around you or the words you have already heard) affects the time course of spoken word recognition. I also use fMRI to measure the activation of brain-based semantic representations in response to transiently ambiguous speech input. By combining these different perspectives and methodologies, I hope to better understand how spoken word recognition and word meaning interact with each other.

Selected Publications

Revill, K. P., Namy, L. L., & Nygaard, L. C. (in press). Eye movements reveal persistent sensitivity to sound symbolism during word learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Meador, K. J., Revill, K. P., Epstein, C. M., Sathian, K., Loring, D. W., & Rorden, C. (2017). Neuroimaging somatosensory perception and masking. Neuropsychologia, 94, 44-51.

Revill, K. P., Namy, L. L., DeFife, L. C., & Nygaard, L. C. (2014). Cross-linguistic sound symbolism and crossmodal correspondence: Evidence from fMRI and DTI. Brain and Language, 128, 18-24.

Buetefisch, C. M., Revill, K. P., Shuster, L., Hines, B., & Parsons, M. (2014). Motor demand dependent activation of ipsilateral motor cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112, 999-1009.

Revill, K. P. & Spieler, D. H. (2012). The effect of lexical frequency on spoken word recognition in young and older listeners. Psychology and Aging, 27, 80-87.

Rorden, C., Kristjansson, A., Revill, K. P., & Saevarsson, S. (2011). Neural correlates of inter-trial priming and role-reversal in visual search. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 5:151.

Revill, K. P., Karnath, H-O., & Rorden, C. (2011).  Distinct anatomy for visual search and bisection: a neuroimaging study. NeuroImage, 57,476-481.

Revill, K. P., Aslin, R. N., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Bavelier, D. (2008). Neural correlates of partial lexical activation.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105, 13110-13114.

Revill, K. P., Tanenhaus, M. K., & Aslin, R. N. (2008). Context and spoken word recognition in a novel lexicon. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34,1207-1223.