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Simon Fischer-Baum
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Psychology
 
e-mail:Simon.J.Fischer-Baum@rice.edu
 
  • Ph.D. Cognitive Science (2010) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • B.A. Neuroscience & Behavior (2003) Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • M.A. Cognitive Science (2007) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
 
Primary Department
   Department of Psychology
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Cognitive Sciences Program
  • Neuroscience Program
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    Websites
     Neuroplasticity Lab Website
     Personal Website
     
    Research Areas
     Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational and Mathematical Approaches to Cognition, Written and Spoken Language Processing, Short-term Memory
     
    Teaching Areas
     Psycholinguistics, memory, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. "The independence of letter identity and letter doubling in reading." Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24 (2017) : 873-878.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Campana, G.E. "Neuroplasticity and the logic of Cognitive Neuropsychology." Cognitive NeuropsychologyAccepted

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Bruggemann, D., Gallego, I.F., Li, D.S.P. & Tamez, E.R. "Decoding levels of representation in reading: A representational similarity approach.." Cortex, 90 (2017) : 88-102.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Dial, H & Mis, R "Word deafness with preserved number word perception. ." Cognitive NeuropsychologySubmitted

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Jang, A., & Kajander, D. "Functional neuroplasticity of reading recovery following chronic stroke: A representational similarity approach." Neural Plasticity, 2017 (2017)

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Kook, J.H, Lee, Y., Ramos-Nuñez, A., Vannucci, M. "Sight or sound? Individual differences in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of single word reading. ." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.Submitted

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Warker, J.A & ,Holloway, C. "Learning Phonotactic-like Regularities in Immediate Serial Recall.." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition Submitted

     
     

    Medina, J. & Fischer-Baum, S "Single-case cognitive neuropsychology in the age of big data." Cognitive NeuropsychologyAccepted

     
     

    Miozzo, M., Shuster, V. & Fischer-Baum, S. "Does it matter for spelling that corn is in corner?." CognitionSubmitted

     
     

    Miozzo, M., Shuster, V. & Fischer-Baum, S. "How modality-specific is morphology?." Cognitive Neuropsychology.Submitted

     
     

    Ramos-Nuñez, A., Fischer-Baum, S., Martin, R., Yue, Q., Ye, F & Deem, M. "Static and dynamic measures of human brain connectivity predict complementary aspects of human cognitive performance." Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11 (2017)

     
     

    Yue, Q., Martin, R., Fischer-Baum, S., Ramos-Nuñez, A., Ye, F & Deem, M "Brain modularity mediates the relation of cognitive performance to task complexity." Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29 (2017) : 1532-1546.

     
     

    Zhai, M. & Fischer-Baum, S "Exploring the effect of knowledge of writing on reading Chinese characters in skilled readers ." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition Submitted

     
     

    Miozzo, M., Petrova, A., Fischer-Baum, S. & Peressotti, F. "Serial position encoding in signs.." Cognition, 154 (2016) : 69-80.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. "How much better?: The challenge of interpreting interactions in intervention studies." Aphasiology, 29 (2015) : 609-614.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Englebreston, R. "Orthographic units in the absence of visual processing: Evidence from sublexical structure in braille.." Cognition, 153 (2016) : 1161-174.Submitted

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & McCloskey, M. "Representation of item position in verbal short-term memory: Evidence from intrusion errors." Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41 (2015) : 1426-1446.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Miozzo, M., Laiacona, M. & Capitani, E. "Perseveration during verbal fluency in traumatic brain injury reflects impairments in working memory.." Neuropsychology, 30 (2016) : 791-799.Accepted

     
     

    Rapp, B., Fischer-Baum, S. & Miozzo, M. (2015). Modality and morphology: What we write may not be what we say. Psychological Science, 26, 892-902.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. "Making sense of deviance: Identifying dissociating cases in the case series approach." Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30 (2013) : 597-617.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Rapp, B. "The analysis of perseverations in acquired dysgraphia reveals the internal structure of orthographic representations.." Cognitive Neuropsychology., 31 (2014) : 237-265..

     
     

    McCloskey, M., Fischer-Baum, S & Schubert, T. (in press). Representation of letter position in single-word reading: Evidence from acquired dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology. "Representation of letter position in single-word reading: Evidence from acquired dyslexia. ." Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30 (2013) : 396-438.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Gonsalves, B. "Stuck in the past: Neural events that predict prior list intrusions.." Psychological Science, 24 (2013) : 742-750.

     
     

    Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S. & Caccappolo-van Vliet, E. "Perseverations in Alzheimer’s Disease: Memory slips? ." Cortex, 49 (2013) : 2028-2039.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Rapp, B. & Fischer-Baum, S "Uncovering the cognitive architecture of spelling." Handbook of Adult Language Disorders (2015)

     
     

    Rapp, B. & Fischer-Baum, S. "The structure of orthographic representations.." Oxford Handbook of Language Production (2014)

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Toscano, J. "Dissociation between lexical and indexical processing during speech perception.." Frontiers in Psychology (2017)

     
     

    Irons, S., Oppenheim, G.M. & Fischer-Baum, S. "Breaking the Dark Side: A computational neuropsychology approach.." Frontiers in Psychology (2017)

     
     

    Shuster, V., Miozzo, M. & Fischer-Baum, S. "Morphological processing in spelling. ." Frontiers in Psychology (2017)

     
     

    Tian, Y. & Fischer-Baum, S "Separate Serial Order Short-term Memory Systems: A Case Series Approach." Frontiers in Psychology (2017)

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Jang, A "The cognitive neuroplasticity of reading recovery in chronic aphasia: A representational similarity approach." Frontiers in Psychology (2016)

     
     

    Mis, R. & Fischer-Baum, S "Word deafness with preserved number comprehension. ." Frontiers in Psychology (2016)

     
     

    Chang, C. B., & Fischer-Baum, S. "The effect of semantic predictability on vowel production with pure word deafness. ." Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. (2015)

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Kajander, D. "Can words be read without abstract letter identities?." Frontiers in Psychology (2014)

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. "General principles of serial order. ." Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (October 21st, 2013)

     
     

    Ries, S. & Fischer-Baum, S. (2013). Cross-domain approaches to the language puzzle. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 211.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Paper
     

    "Brain modularity mediates the relation between sentence complexity and behavioral performance." ARMADILLO, College Station. With Martin, R., Yue, Q., & Deem, M.

     
     

    "Bridging cognitive and neural theories of reading using representational similarity analysis.." ARMADILLO, College Station.

     
     

    "Edge-based representations of item position in language and memory." International Convention of Psychology Science, Vienna.

     
     

    "The psychological reality of picture name agreement.." AMLaP, Lancaster. With Balatsou, E. & Oppenheim, G.

     
     

    " A common representation of serial order in working memory and language production.." International Conference on Memory, Budapest.

     
     

    "Orthographic units in the absence of visual processing:  Evidence from sublexical structure in braille." Psychonomics, Boston. With Englebretson, R.

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Kajander, D. Can words be read without abstract letter identities?. Academy of Aphasia, Miami

     
     

    Petrova, A., Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S.  & Peresotti, F. Positional effects in short-term memory for the deaf. From Sound to Gesture, Padua, Italy.

     
     Invited Talks
     

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    Bridging cognitive and neural theories of reading with representational similarity analysis

    ." Department of Neurology, Georgetown University. (11/2)

     
     

    "Bridging cognitive and neural theories of reading with representational similarity analysis." Language Science Lunch, University of Maryland. (11/1)

     
     

    "Neural Plasticity and the Recovery of Language Function Following Stroke." MissionConnect, Houston.

     
     

    “Neuroplasticity and the logic of Cognitive Neuropsychology” Invited plenary lecture at the 34th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy

     
     

    “Representing order in spoken and written language” IDEALab Winter School, Rovereto, Italy

     
     

    "“General principles of serial order” International Workshop on Language Production 2014, Geneva, Switzerland  ."

     
     

    "“The structure of written language” Department Colloquium, Linguistics, Rice ."

     
     Lectures
     

    "The cognitive neuropsychological approach to acquired dyslexia and dysgraphia, Medical Speech-Language Pathology, Department of Communication Sciences, University of Houston."

     
     

    "Visual word recognition. Research on Braille, Department of Linguistics, Rice University."

     
     Panelist
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. General principles of serial order. Academy of Aphasia, Lucerne, Switzerland.

     
     Posters
     

    "Brain modularity mediates the relation of cognitive performance to task complexity." American Physical Society, New Orleans. With Ye, F , Yue, Q., Martin, R., Ramos-Nuez, A. & Deem, M

     
     

    "Exploring the effects of knowledge of writing on reading Chinese characters in skilled readers." ARMADILLO, College Station. With Zhai, M.

     
     

    "Exploring the effects of writing on reading in Chinese skilled readers." Psychonomics, Vancouver. With Zhai, M.

     
     

    "How to direct attention to favor memory formation.." Psychonomics, Vancouver. With Jenkins, G., Noe, C.

     
     

    "Language and multiple demand regions jointly predict individual differences in sentence comprehension: Evidence from a network approach." Society for Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore. With Yue, Q., Martin, R. & Deem, M

     
     

    "Separating Stimulus-Processing and Task-Specific Components of the ERP Dm Waveform.." Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference, With Noe, C.

     
     

    "Sight or sound? Individual differences in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of single word reading.." Society for Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore. With Kook, J.H, Lee, Y., Ramos-Nuez, A. & Vannucci, M

     
     

    "Static/Dynamic measures of human brain connectivity predict complementary aspects of human cognition." Human Brain Mapping, Vancouver. With Ramos-Nuez, A., Martin, R., Yue, Q., Ye, F & Deem, M

     
     

    "The Domain-Specific Capacity for Serial Order Working Memory.." ARMADILLO, College Station. With Tian, Y.

     
     

    "The Domain-Specific Capacity for Serial Order Working Memory: An Individual Differences Approach." Psychonomics, Vancouver. With Tian, Y., Beier, M.

     
     

    " The role of task complexity in mediating relations of whole brain modularity to task performance." Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London. With Yue, Q., Martin, R., Ramos Nunez, A., Deem, M. & Ye, F.

     
     

    "Evidence for separable serial order STM systems: A case study approach.." . International Conference on Memory, Budapest. With Tian, Y.

     
     

    "Learning item-position associations in immediate serial recall.." International Conference on Memory, Budapest. With Holloway, C., Warker, J.

     
     

    "Limits on learning positional constraints in visual sequences.." Eastern Psychological Association, New York. With Damato, A., Rodemann, A., Warker, J.

     
     

    "Separating Stimulus and Task Effects Influencing Encoding Success, a Subsequent Memory ERP Study." Psychonomics, Boston. With Noe, C.

     
     

    "Serial position encoding of signs.." International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Grenada. With Petrova, A., Miozzo, M., & Peressotti, F

     
     

    "Testing First-Order and Second-Order Constraint Learning in Visual Sequences.." International Workshop on Language Production, San Diego. With Warker, J.

     
     

    "Why short term memory span for signs is lower than for speech.." Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London. With Petrova, A., Miozzo, M., & Peressotti, F.

     
     

    Errors Reveal First-Order Constraint Learning in Visual Sequences. Psychonomics, Chicago

     
     

    Levels of representation during single word reading: Evidence from representation similarity analysis. Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S. & Holloway, C.. Learning phonotactic-like regularities in immediate serial recall. Psychonomics, Long Beach

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S., Dickson, D. S. & Federemeier, K.D. Are frequency and regularity effects task dependent? Evidence from ERPs. Cognitive Neuroscience, San Francisco

     
     

    Dickson, D. S., Fischer-Baum, S.  & Federemeier, K.D. ERP Effects of Frequency and Regularity Are Modulated By Task Demands: Evidence from Categorization and Delayed Reading Aloud. Neurobiology of Language, San Diego

     
     

    Fischer-Baum, S.& Benjamin, A.S. Time, space and memory for order. Psychonomics, Toronto.

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "“Information mapping of the neural bases of reading” CogTea, Rice University  ."

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Cognitive Neuropsychology. (2016 - 2018)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Julie Walker Hughes, M.A. All Cumulative Semantic Interference is Not Equal: A Test of the Dark Side Model of Lexical Access. (2013) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Benjamin Krauss, PhD Pathways. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jingyi Geng, Ph.D. The role of taxonomic and thematic relations in the organization of object knowledge. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Vanessa Martin, MA Outcome measures of discourse in aphasia. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Denise Harvey, Ph.D. Semantic interference in language production and comprehension: Same or separable loci?. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Penelope Howe, PhD Voicing and Tone in Malagasy Dialects. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jingyi Geng, PhD Role of Features and Categories in Representing Object Knowledge. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Yingying Tan, Ph.D. The role of working memory in interference resolution during Chinese sentence comprehension: Evidence from event-related potentials (ERPs). (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alda Rivas, MA Do older adults benefit from effortful retrieval during testing?. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Philipp Stempel, PhD A constructional reanalysis of semantic prosody. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Curtiss Chapman, MA The Role of Executive Function in the Semantic Comprehension Deficits of Semantic Dementia and Comprehension-Impaired Stroke Aphasia. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Tao Wei, PhD Naming CAT in the past affects naming DOG in the present: How and where semantic facilitation and interference occur. (2016) (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Neurolinguistic Dissertation Fellowship, William Orr Dingwall Foundation (2009)