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Leonardo Fernandino PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurology
Division: General
Program: Research

Member of the Neuroscience Research Center

Research Experience

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Language
  • Neurosciences
  • Semantics
  • Neural network modeling
  • Sentence processing
  • Inter-hemispheric interaction
  • Semantic deficits
  • Lexical semantics
  • Event-related potentials, N400
  • Compositional semantics
  • Concept representation
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Electroencephalography
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Evoked Potentials, Motor
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetoencephalography
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychophysics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Lateralized stimulus presentation
  • Functional MRI
  • Leadership Positions

  • Member, MCW Faculty Council
  • Educational Expertise

  • Analysis of Variance
  • Brain
  • Brain Mapping
  • Cerebral Cortex
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Science
  • Comprehension
  • Language
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Perception
  • Psychology, Experimental
  • Reaction Time
  • Semantics
  • Statistics
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Event-Related Potentials, N400
  • Concept representation
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Community Partnerships

  • MCW BrainExpo
  • Publications (17)

  • A Distributed Network for Multimodal Experiential Representation of Concepts. (Tong J, Binder JR, Humphries C, Mazurchuk S, Conant LL, Fernandino L) J Neurosci 2022 Sep 14;42(37):7121-7130 PMID: 35940877 PMCID: PMC9480893 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85138448742 08/09/2022    
  • Decoding the information structure underlying the neural representation of concepts. (Fernandino L, Tong JQ, Conant LL, Humphries CJ, Binder JR) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2022 Feb 08;119(6) PMID: 35115397 PMCID: PMC8832989 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85124059714 02/05/2022       6 Citations
  • Deep Artificial Neural Networks Reveal a Distributed Cortical Network Encoding Propositional Sentence-Level Meaning. (Anderson AJ, Kiela D, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Grimm S, Lalor EC) J Neurosci 2021 May 05;41(18):4100-4119 PMID: 33753548 PMCID: PMC8176751 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105889500 03/24/2021       7 Citations
  • Neural processing of word meaning (Binder, J. R., Fernandino, L. ) The Cognitive Neurosciences VI In: The Cognitive Neurosciences VI, Poeppel D, Mangun GR, Gazzaniga MS, eds. MIT Press, Cambridge. 01/05/2020    
  • An Integrated Neural Decoder of Linguistic and Experiential Meaning. (Anderson AJ, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Lin F, Lalor EC) J Neurosci 2019 Nov 06;39(45):8969-8987 PMID: 31570538 PMCID: PMC6832686 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074675097 10/02/2019       14 Citations
  • Multiple Regions of a Cortical Network Commonly Encode the Meaning of Words in Multiple Grammatical Positions of Read Sentences. (Anderson AJ, Lalor EC, Lin F, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Raizada RDS, Grimm S, Wang X) Cereb Cortex 2019 Jun 01;29(6):2396-2411 PMID: 29771323 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058538387 05/18/2018       14 Citations
  • Heteromodal Cortical Areas Encode Sensory-Motor Features of Word Meaning. (Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS, Binder JR) J Neurosci 2016 Sep 21;36(38):9763-9 PMID: 27656016 PMCID: PMC5030346 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84988473737 09/23/2016       41 Citations
  • Predicting Neural Activity Patterns Associated with Sentences Using a Neurobiologically Motivated Model of Semantic Representation. (Anderson AJ, Binder JR, Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Conant LL, Aguilar M, Wang X, Doko D, Raizada RDS) Cereb Cortex 2017 Sep 01;27(9):4379-4395 PMID: 27522069 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032015905 08/16/2016       51 Citations
  • Toward a brain-based componential semantic representation. (Binder JR, Conant LL, Humphries CJ, Fernandino L, Simons SB, Aguilar M, Desai RH) Cogn Neuropsychol 2016;33(3-4):130-74 PMID: 27310469 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84975106309 06/17/2016       147 Citations
  • Predicting brain activation patterns associated with individual lexical concepts based on five sensory-motor attributes. (Fernandino L, Humphries CJ, Seidenberg MS, Gross WL, Conant LL, Binder JR) Neuropsychologia 2015 Sep;76:17-26 PMID: 25863238 PMCID: PMC4638171 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84944150675 04/12/2015       40 Citations
  • Concept Representation Reflects Multimodal Abstraction: A Framework for Embodied Semantics. (Fernandino L, Binder JR, Desai RH, Pendl SL, Humphries CJ, Gross WL, Conant LL, Seidenberg MS) Cereb Cortex 2016 May;26(5):2018-34 PMID: 25750259 PMCID: PMC4830284 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84965165807 03/10/2015       138 Citations
  • Semantic Processing (Binder JR, Fernandino L) Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference February 14, 2015;3:445-454 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84943244926 02/14/2015       6 Citations
  • Where is the action? Action sentence processing in Parkinson's disease. (Fernandino L, Conant LL, Binder JR, Blindauer K, Hiner B, Spangler K, Desai RH) Neuropsychologia 2013 Jul;51(8):1510-7 PMID: 23624313 PMCID: PMC3731159 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84879151933 04/30/2013       87 Citations
  • Parkinson's disease disrupts both automatic and controlled processing of action verbs. (Fernandino L, Conant LL, Binder JR, Blindauer K, Hiner B, Spangler K, Desai RH) Brain Lang 2013 Oct;127(1):65-74 PMID: 22910144 PMCID: PMC3574625 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84880963780 08/23/2012       115 Citations
  • Common and dissociable prefrontal loci associated with component mechanisms of analogical reasoning. (Cho S, Moody TD, Fernandino L, Mumford JA, Poldrack RA, Cannon TD, Knowlton BJ, Holyoak KJ) Cereb Cortex 2010 Mar;20(3):524-33 PMID: 19549622 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-76749149970 06/25/2009       84 Citations
  • Are cortical motor maps based on body parts or coordinated actions? Implications for embodied semantics. (Fernandino L, Iacoboni M) Brain Lang 2010 Jan;112(1):44-53 PMID: 19345405 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-72549108756 04/07/2009       63 Citations
  • The effects of bilateral presentations on lateralized lexical decision. (Fernandino L, Iacoboni M, Zaidel E) Brain Cogn 2007 Jun;64(1):60-7 PMID: 17257728 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34249003034 01/30/2007       7 Citations
  • Last update: 10/10/2022