Natalie Vanderveen Covington

Natalie Vanderveen Covington
University of Minnesota Twin Cities | UMN · Department of Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences

PhD CCC-SLP

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Education
August 2016 - May 2019
Vanderbilt University
Field of study
  • Hearing and Speech Sciences
August 2012 - May 2014
University of Iowa
Field of study
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Publications

Publications (22)
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Converging evidence points to a role for the hippocampus in statistical learning, but open questions about its necessity remain. Evidence for necessity comes from Schapiro and colleagues who report that a single patient with damage to hippocampus and broader medial temporal lobe cortex was unable to discriminate new from old sequences in several st...
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Referring to things in the world - that woman, her idea, she - is a central component of language. Understanding reference requires the listener to keep track of the unfolding discourse history while integrating multiple sources of information to interpret the speech stream as it unfolds in time. Pronouns are a common way to establish reference. Bu...
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Since Tulving proposed a distinction in memory between semantic and episodic memory, considerable effort has been directed towards understanding their similar and unique features. Of particular interest has been the extent to which semantic and episodic memory have a shared dependence on the hippocampus. In contrast to the definitive evidence for t...
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Purpose In both basic science and intervention research in traumatic brain injury (TBI), heterogeneity in the patient population is frequently cited as a limitation and is often interpreted as a factor reducing certainty in the generalizability of research findings and as a source of conflicting findings across studies. Historically, much of TBI re...
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Purpose The COVID-19 pandemic upended the status quo in higher education, causing rapid and unprecedented instructional, social, and financial changes. The aim of this exploratory study was to characterize doctoral students' experiences during the pandemic and draw insights that may impact the long-term health of the field of communication sciences...
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The number of individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) is growing globally. TBIs may cause a range of physical, cognitive, and psychiatric deficits that can negatively impact employment, academic attainment, community independence, and interpersonal relationships. Although there has been a significant decrease in the number of injury re...
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Primary objective: To characterize current knowledge, beliefs, confidence, and practice patterns of acute care speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in assessing and managing cognitive-communication disorders following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research design: We developed an online survey to learn more about current TBI knowledge and practic...
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Tumor-induced osteomalacia (TIO) is a rare disease in which patients suffer from fractures and progressive disabling bone pain and muscle weakness. TIO is caused by the hypersecre-tion of Fibroblast Growth Factor 23 (FGF23) from rare neoplasms of mesenchymal origin. This case report describes a 29-year-old male with 2 years of low back/hip pain, ga...
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Word learning requires learners to bind together arbitrarily-related phonological, visual, and conceptual information. Prior work suggests that this binding can be robustly achieved via incidental cross-situational statistical exposure to words and referents. When cross-situational statistical learning (CSSL) is tested in the laboratory, there is n...
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Document recommendation systems for locating relevant literature have mostly relied on methods developed a decade ago. This is largely due to the lack of a large offline gold-standard benchmark of relevant documents that cover a variety of research fields such that newly developed literature search techniques can be compared, improved and translate...
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Document recommendation systems for locating relevant literature have mostly relied on methods developed a decade ago. This is largely due to the lack of a large offline gold-standard benchmark of relevant documents that cover a variety of research fields such that newly developed literature search techniques can be compared, improved and translate...
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The neural mechanisms that support synchrony of conversational behaviors (e.g., word production, turn length) are not well understood. Lesion work has suggested that the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) is important for noncontent speech convergence, which measures if word production becomes more similar across a conversation (Gordon, Tranel,...
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The character Dory from Finding Nemo has a memory problem. Poor Dory has a hard time remembering anything. She forgets who her family is and what has happened in her life. In just a couple of minutes, she forgets the things that her friends say to her. Movie makers are trying to show what amnesia, a type of memory loss, is like. However, real-life...
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Verb bias-the co-occurrence frequencies between a verb and the syntactic structures it may appear with-is a critical and reliable linguistic cue for online sentence processing. In particular, listeners use this information to disambiguate sentences with multiple potential syntactic parses (e.g., Feel the frog with the feather.). Further, listeners...
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Verb bias--the co-occurrence frequencies between a verb and the syntactic structures it may appear with--is a critical and reliable linguistic cue for online sentence processing. In particular, listeners use this information to disambiguate sentences with multiple potential syntactic parses (e.g., Feel the frog with the feather.). Further, listener...
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Verb bias--the co-occurrence frequencies between a verb and the syntactic structures it may appear with--is a critical and reliable linguistic cue for online sentence processing. In particular, listeners use this information to disambiguate sentences with multiple potential syntactic parses (e.g., Feel the frog with the feather.). Further, listener...
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Converging evidence points to a role for the hippocampus in statistical learning, but open questions about its necessity remain. Evidence for necessity comes from Schapiro and colleagues who report that a single patient with damage to hippocampus and broader medial temporal lobe cortex was unable to discriminate new from old sequences in several st...
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New research suggests that the same hippocampal computations used in support of memory are also used for language processing, providing direct neurophysiological evidence of a shared neural mechanism for memory and language. This work expands classic memory and language models and represents a new opportunity for studying the memory–language interf...
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Communication impairments following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are notoriously difficult to capture and characterize. We sought to examine social communication abilities in adults with TBI by evaluating their use of reported speech while interacting with a clinician in the context of the Mediated Discourse Elicitation Protocol. We found that part...
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There is a long history of research linking the various forms of memory to different aspects of language. Clinically, we see this memory-language connection in the prevalence of language and communication deficits in populations that have concomitant impairments in memory and learning. In this article, we provide an overview of how the demands of l...

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