Kate Revill, Facility Manager

Kate Pirog Revill

Kate Pirog Revill, PhD

Facilities Manager

Contact Information

Office: PAIS 172A
Phone: (404) 727-5446
Fax: (404) 727-3072
Email: kate.revill@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, perceptual attention and awareness, and memory and decision-making.

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., 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., & Spieler, D. H. (2009).  The time course of lexical competition in young and older adults. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.),Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

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.