Stephanie Ries

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Email: stephanie dot ries at berkeley dot edu

Phone: 510-643-9744

Position: Fellow

Office: 210C Barker Hall

About Me: I am interested in understanding how we choose words as we speak. Language has generally been studied in isolation from other cognitive functions. However, a growing body of evidence suggests language production relies on cognitive control processes common to speech and other actions. During my PhD (obtained at Aix-Marseille University, France), I studied the brain dynamics of language production in comparison to other functions using electrophysiology (EEG and EMG) in healthy speakers. I focused on lexical selection and monitoring processes. As part of the Knight lab, I am investigating brain dynamics of lexical selection and how it interacts with cognitive control and recollection from memory in brain-lesioned patients and in epileptic patients in which intra-cerebral EEG is recorded. For more information about me and a complete list of publications, please visit my webpage:

Publications with the Knight Lab:

Stephanie Ries, Rhummit K. Dhillon, Alex Clarke, David King-Stephens, Kenneth Laxer, Peter Weber, Rachel A. Kuperman, Kurtis I. Auguste, Peter Brunner, Gerwin Schalk, Jack J. Lin, Josef Parvizi, Nathan E. Crone, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, Spatiotemporal dynamics of word retrieval in speech production revealed by cortical high-frequency band activity Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 2017.

Stephanie Ries, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, Choosing words: left hemisphere, right hemisphere, or both? Perspective on the lateralization of word retrieval Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 2016.

Stephanie Ries, C.R. Karzmark, E. Navarrete, Robert T. Knight, Nina F. Dronkers, Specifying the role of the left prefrontal cortex in word selection Journal: Brain and Language, 2015.

Vitoria Piai, Stephanie Ries, Robert T. Knight, The electrophysiology of language production: what could be improved Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, 2015.

Stephanie Ries, Ian Greenhouse, Nina F. Dronkers, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Robert T. Knight, Double Dissociation of the roles of the left and right prefrontal cortices in anticipatory regulation of action Journal: Neuropsychologia., 2014.

Stephanie Ries, Kira Xie, Kathleen Y. Haaland, Nina F. Dronkers, Robert T. Knight, Role of the lateral prefrontal cortex in speech monitoring Journal: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2013.

Laura Kaltwasser, Stephanie Ries, Werner Sommer, Robert T. Knight, Roel M. Willems, Independence of valence and reward in emotional word processing: Electrophysiological evidence Journal: Frontiers in Language Sciences, 2013.