Curriculum Vitae

Employment:
2013–PresentAssistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rice UniversityHouston, TX
Director of the Cognitive Science Program: 2015
2010–2012Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, Beckman Institute, University of IllinoisUrbana-Champaign, IL
2004–2005Lab Manager, Language Lab, Columbia UniversityNew York City, NY
2003–2004Science Teacher, Columbia Urban Educators, I.S. 218New York City, NY

Education: 
2005–2010 Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

1999–2003 B.A. with Honors, Neuroscience and Behavior, Columbia University


Publications:
Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
Yue, Q., Martin, R., Fischer-Baum, S., Ramos-Nuñez, A., Ye, F & Deem, M. (in press). Brain modularity mediates the relation of cognitive performance to task complexity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 
Medina, O.J. & Fischer-Baum, S. (in press). Single-case cognitive neuropsychology in the age of big data. Cognitive Neuropsychology
Fischer-Baum, S. (in press). The independence of letter identity and letter doubling in reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Fischer-Baum, S., Bruggemann, D., Gallego, I.F., Li, D.S.P. & Tamez, E.R. (2017). Decoding levels of representation in reading: A representational similarity approach. Cortex, 18, 88-102.
Fischer-Baum, S., Jang, A., & Kajander, D. (2017). Functional neuroplasticity of reading recovery following chronic stroke: A representational similarity approach. Neural Plasticity, vol. 2017, Article ID 2761913, 16 pages.
Fischer-Baum, S., Miozzo, M., Laiacona, M. & Capitani, E. (2016) Perseveration during verbal fluency in traumatic brain injury reflects impairments in working memory. Neuropsychology, 30, 791-799.
Miozzo, M., Petrova, A., Fischer-Baum, S. & Peressotti, F. (2016) Serial position encoding of signs. Cognition, 154, 69-80. 
Fischer-Baum, S. & Englebretson, R.. (2016). Orthographic units in the absence of visual processing:  Evidence from sublexical structure in braille. Cognition, 153, 161-174.
Chang, C. B., & Fischer-Baum, S. (2015). The effect of semantic predictability on vowel production with pure word deafness. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.),Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: The University of Glasgow.
Rapp, B. & Fischer-Baum, S. (2015). Uncovering the cognitive architecture of spelling. In A. Hillis (ed). Handbook of Adult Language Disorders. Hove: Psychology Press. 
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. & McCloskey, M. (2015) Representation of item position in verbal short-term memory: Evidence from intrusion errors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41, 1426-1446.
Fischer-Baum, S. (2015). How much better?: The challenge of interpreting interactions in intervention studies. Aphasiology, 29, 609-614.
Fischer-Baum, S., Dickson, D. S. & Federemeier, K.D. (2014) Frequency and regularity effects are task dependent: Evidence from ERPs. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29, 1342-1355
Fischer-Baum, S. & Benjamin, A.S. (2014). Time, Space and Memory for Order. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1263-1271.
Fischer-Baum, S.  & Rapp, B. (2014). The analysis of perseverations in acquired dysgraphia reveals the internal structure of orthographic representations. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31, 237-265.
Rapp, B. & Fischer-Baum, S. (2014). The structure of orthographic representations. In V. Ferreria, M. Goldrick & M. Miozzo (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Language Production. New York: Oxford University Press
Fischer-Baum, S.  (2013). Making sense of deviance: Identifying dissociating cases in the case series approach. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30, 597-617.
McCloskey, M., Fischer-Baum, S & Schubert, T. (2013). Representation of letter position in single-word reading: Evidence from acquired dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 30, 396-438
Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S. & Caccappolo-van Vliet, E. (2013). Perseverations in Alzheimer’s Disease: Memory slips? Cortex, 49, 2028-2039.
Fischer-Baum, S. & Gonsalves, B. (2013). Stuck in the past: Neural events that predict prior list intrusions. Psychological Science, 24, 742-750.
Fischer-Baum, S. & Rapp, B. (2012). Underlying cause(s) of letter perseveration errors. Neuropsychologia. 50, 305-318.
Costa, V., Fischer-Baum, S.,  Capasso, R., Miceli, G. & Rapp, B. (2011). Temporal stability and representational distinctiveness: Key functions of orthographic working memory. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 338-362.
Fischer-Baum, S., Charny, J. & McCloskey, M. (2011). Both-edges representation of letter position in reading. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1083-1089.
Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S. & Postman, J. (2010) The dissociability of morphological processing and lexical access, Neuropsychologia, 48, 2427-2436
Fischer-Baum, S., McCloskey, M. & Rapp, B. (2010) The representation of grapheme position: Evidence from acquired dysgraphia, Cognition, 115, 466-490.
Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S. & Postman, J. (2008) Knowing where but not what: Impaired thematic roles and spatial language. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25, 853-73.

Conference Proceedings:
Fischer-Baum, S. & Kajander, D. (2014).  Can words be read without abstract letter identities? Frontiers in Psychology   
Fischer-Baum, S. (2013). General principles of serial order. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 216-217.
Ries, S. & Fischer-Baum, S. (2013). Cross-domain approaches to the language puzzle. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 211.
Fischer-Baum, S. (2012). Making sense of deviance: Outliers in the case series approach. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 12-13.
Fischer-Baum, S. & Goldrick, M. (2012). Case series: Opportunities and challenges. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61,6-7.
Fischer-Baum, S., McCloskey, M., Mathis, D. & Wilson, C. (2011). Influence of orthotactics on dysgraphic errors. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 240-241.
McCloskey, M.,  Fischer-Baum, S. & Alkhunaizi, F. (2011). Letter position representation in reading: Evidence from acquired dyslexia. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 241-242.
Fischer-Baum, S., Rapp, B. and McCloskey, M. (2007). The Representation of Letter Position: Evidence from Dysgraphia. Brain and Language, 103, 101-102.
Rapp, B., Fischer-Baum, S., and Pastor, T. (2007). Perseveration and Graphemic Representations: Double Letters and Digraphs. Brain and Language, 103, 105-106.
Fischer-Baum, S., Postman, J. and Miozzo, M. The dissociability of morphological processing and lexical access. Brain and Language, 99, 101-102.

Invited Talks:
2016        “Neuroplasticity and the logic of Cognitive Neuropsychology” Invited plenary lecture at the 34th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy
2016        “Representing order in spoken and written language” IDEALab Winter School, Rovereto, Italy
2014        “The structure of written language” Department Colloquium, Linguistics, Rice 
2014         “General principles of serial order” International Workshop on Language Production 2014, Geneva, Switzerland      
2013         “Homogeneity” Scientia, Rice University, Houston
2012 “Stuck on the Past: What perseverations can teach us about cognition” Beckman Director’s Seminar, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
2012 “The representation of segment position: Evidence from perseveration errors“ Phonatics Seminar, Linguistics Department, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 
2012         "Why perseveration errors happen: Evidence from ERPs" JHU IGERT Conference 2012, Baltimore, MD
2012
“The representation of segment position in spoken production: Evidence from perseveration errors“ EWCN, Bressanone, Italy
2012 “General principles of serial order” Department of Psychology, Rice University, Houston, TX
2009 “Reading and Writing: The Developed State (and How to Get there)”  Department of Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
2009 “The Representation of Position” Language and Cognition Seminar, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
2008 “What errors can teach us about the mind” (with Özge Gürcanlı), Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Conference Talks and Presentations:
2016Fischer-Baum, S. & Englebretson, R. Orthographic units in the absence of visual processing: Evidence from sublexical structure in braille. Psychonomics, Boston
Noe, C. & Fischer-Baum, S. Separating Stimulus and Task Effects Influencing Encoding Success, a Subsequent Memory ERP Study. Psychonomics, Boston
Warker, J. & Fischer-Baum, S. Testing First-Order and Second-Order Constraint Learning in Visual Sequences. IWLP, San Diego
Mis, R. & Fischer-Baum, S. Word deafness with preserved number comprehension. Academy of Aphasia, Bangor, Wales.
Fischer-Baum, S. & Jang, A. The cognitive neuroplasticity of reading recovery in chronic aphasia: A representational similarity approach. Academy of Aphasia, Bangor, Wales.
Fischer-Baum, S. A common representation of serial order in working memory and language production. International Conference on Memory, Budapest
Fischer-Baum, S., Holloway, C. & Warker, J. Learning item-position associations in immediate serial recall. International Conference on Memory, Budapest
Tian, Y. & Fischer-Baum, S. Evidence for separable serial order STM systems: A case study approach. International Conference on Memory, Budapest
Damato, A., Rodemann, A., Warker, J. & Fischer-Baum, S. Limits on learning positional constraints in visual sequences. Eastern Psychological Association, New York
2015Fischer-Baum, S. Tamez, E. & Li, D. Levels of representation during single word reading: Evidence from representation similarity analysis. Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago
Warker, J, Fischer-Baum, S. Della Posta, D. & Rodemann, A. Errors Reveal First-Order Constraint Learning in Visual Sequences. Psychonomics, Chicago
Chang, C. B., & Fischer-Baum, S. The effect of semantic predictability on vowel production with pure word deafness. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow
2014Fischer-Baum, S. & Holloway, C.. Learning phonotactic-like regularities in immediate serial recall. Psychonomics, Long Beach
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.
2013Dickson, 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 and Language, San Diego
Fischer-Baum, S. & Benjamin, A.S. Time, space and memory for order. Psychonomics, Toronto
Fischer-Baum, S. General principles of serial order. Academy of Aphasia, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Fischer-Baum, S., Dickson, D. S. & Federemeier, K.D. Are frequency and regularity effects task dependent? Evidence from ERPs. Cognitive Neuroscience, San Francisco
2012Fischer-Baum, S. Repetition schema in verbal short-term memory. Psychonomics, Minneapolis
Fischer-Baum, S. Making sense of deviance: Outliers in the case series approach. Academy of Aphasia, San Francisco
Fischer-Baum, S. & Rapp, B. The domain-general nature of item doubling: Evidence from perseveration errors. AMLaP, Riva del Garda, Italy
Fischer-Baum, S. & Dell, G. Comparing types of perseveration in spoken production. Workshop on Language Production, New York
2011McCloskey, M., Wilson, C., Fischer-Baum, S., Mathis, D., Glasser, A. & Ghondasara, S. Form and functions of orthotactic knowledge. Psychonomics, Seattle
Fischer-Baum, S. & McCloskey, M. The representation of position verbal and non-verbal short-term memory. Psychonomics, Seattle
Fischer-Baum, S., Olson, A, McCloskey, M., Romani, C. & Rapp, B. Beyond the syllable position effect: Aphasic phoneme perseveration errors maintain both-edges rather than syllabic position. Mid-Phon 15, Urbana, IL
Fischer-Baum, S., McCloskey, M., Mathis, D. & Wilson, C. Influence of orthotactics on dysgraphic errors. Academy of Aphasia, Montreal
McCloskey, M.,  Fischer-Baum, S. & Alkhunaizi, F. Letter position representation in reading: Evidence from acquired dyslexia. Academy of Aphasia, Montreal
Fischer-Baum, S. & McCloskey, M. Domain-general properties of position representation. ESCOP, San Sebastian, Spain
Fischer-Baum, S. & Smolensky, P. Positive-overlapping letter position representation in reading: An axiomatic analysis of transposition priming. Mathematical Psychology, Boston
2009Fischer-Baum, S., Charny, J. & McCloskey, M. The representation of letter position in reading. Psychonomics, Boston
Fischer-Baum, S., McCloskey, M, Jones, A., Folk, J. & Rapp, B. Position representation in spelling and verbal working memory. Academy of Aphasia, Boston
2008Fischer-Baum, S. & McCloskey, M. Serial order representation in immediate serial recall. Psychonomics, Chicago
Miozzo, M., Fischer-Baum, S. & Postman, J. Knowing what but not where: Impaired thematic roles and spatial language. Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland
Fischer-Baum, S. & Rapp, B. Underlying causes of letter perseveration errors in dysgraphia. Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland
Costa, V., Fischer-Baum, S., Rapp, B. & Miceli, G. The representation of orthographic consonants: Evidence from dysgraphia. Workshop on Language Production, Annapolis
Fischer-Baum, S. & Rapp, B. Perseveration Errors and the Temporal Dynamics of Cognitive Processing. Cognitive Neuroscience, San Francisco
2007Rapp, B. & Fischer-Baum, S. Orthographic Morphology: Evidence from Acquired Dysgraphia. Psychonomics, Long Beach
Fischer-Baum, S., Rapp, B. & McCloskey, M. Encoding of Letter Position in Orthographic Representation: Evidence from Dysgraphia. Psychonomics, Long Beach
Fischer-Baum, S., Rapp, B. and McCloskey, M. The Representation of Letter Position: Evidence from Dysgraphia. Academy of Aphasia, Washington DC
Rapp, B., Fischer-Baum, S., and Pastor, T. Perseveration and Graphemic Representations: Double Letters and Digraphs. Academy of Aphasia, Washington DC
Fischer-Baum, S., Rapp, B. and McCloskey, M. The Representation of Letter Position in Spelling: Evidence from Acquired Dysgraphia. Cognitive Science, Nashville
2006Fischer-Baum, S., Postman, J. & Miozzo, M. The dissociability of morphological processing and lexical access. Academy of Aphasia, Victoria
Rapp, B., Barriere, I. & Fischer-Baum, S. Morpho-orthography: Evidence of modality specific morphological processes. Mental Lexicon, Montreal


Professional Affiliations:
Member, The Academy of Aphasia (Membership Committee, 2015-, Chair, 2016-)
Fellow, Psychonomic Society

Service:
Associate Editor: Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2016-present

Ad hoc reviewer: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Cognition, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Language, Memory & Cognition, Acta Psychologica, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Cognitive Science Society Conference, Romanian National Counsel for Scientific Research, Neurocase, Language Learning and Development, NeuroImage: Clinical, Cortex, Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Awards and Fellowships:
2016             Association for Psychological Sciences "Rising Star"
2010-2013    Beckman Institute Post-doctoral Fellowship ($25,000 research grant)
2009-2010    William Orr Dingwall Foundation Neurolinguistic Fellowship
2005-2009    National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education & Research Training (IGERT) Fellowship
2005-2006    Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University
2006            National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Honorable Mention

Ongoing Research Support:
2016-2017    Individual differences in the neural code for reading (Role: PI, Social Sciences Research Initiatives)
2015-2017    Recovery from Inhibition Deficits Enhanced by tDCS (Role: PI, TIRR: Mission Connect)
2014-2016    Mapping Dimensions of Linguistic Information in Language Processing (Role: PI, Rice Faculty Initiative Fund)