Davide Crepaldi

31/10/2014
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Congratulations to Giulia and Arianna!

Two MoMo students, Giulia Mapelli and Arianna Tarabelloni, recently got their degrees, a Master and a Bachelor respectively. Both got the highest marks. Good job, ladies!

28/08/2014
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A new paper from the MoMo

A paper of ours was recently accepted for publication in QJEP, you can find a post-print version here. Thanks go to the paper major father, Marco Marelli, and to Simona Amenta, who also contributed greatly to it. Some says that papers are like children, and one never has a favourite one. Well, not true for me: I think this one is particularly interesting, it’s a completely new look to the issue of how we identify complex words in print. So, needless to say, strongly suggested reading, my friends!

30/05/2014
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Conference in Edinburgh

The MoMo is about to invade Edinburgh! We just got the reviews for some five (five, yes!) abstracts that we sent to the conference on Architecture and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLAP, to wordNerds). All five papers were accepted, and we’ve got an average of 5.08 on a 7-point scale. Good job, guys!

24/03/2014
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I’ve updated my CV

Not that there was much to add (unfortunately), but it did need some polishing. I started feeling that there was too much information in it, and that its look was a bit too fancy. I’ve now made it more plain and cut it down a bit, so that (hopefully) relevant information will be just impossible to miss. Even if you’re not going to offer me a job (which is pity, btw…), you’re welcome to take a look and let me know what you think at davide [dot] crepaldi1 [at] unimib [dot] it.

17/03/2014
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A few new things

Hey world, I’ve been busy updating my website a bit recently. Probably the most relevant thing — everything is relative, remember ;-) — is a link to a new paper of mine that was recently accepted for publication in Journal of Cognitive Psychology. It’s about morphological priming between words belonging to different grammatical classes, and in particular nouns and verbs. You can find it here. A second thing that I’ve done is adding a link to my Teaching Statement; I had to write it down for an application recently, and thought that it may be of interest to someone. You’ll find it here. Finally, I’ve re-written considerably my research page. It was a bit out of date and, most importantly, really hard to follow for anyone from outside the field and far too long for the medium time-per-page of internet trips; so it’s now just a few, more readable lines and provides you with a nice pictorial sum-up of what my research about. Curious? Just need to click here and scroll to the bottom to find out…

10/02/2014
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Back to the world

Problem solved, guys, I’ve found out that my Twitter plug-in was guilty of messing things up. So, I was able to upload my latest content — basically, conference posters and talks since January 2013, which you can now find here. Enjoy!

07/02/2014
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I’m going to be a bit on my own for a while…

…because of troubles with my Captcha. I’ve been flooded by spam comments to my articles and pages recently, so I had to disable comments anywhere on this site. In the very remote case that you can’t wait to make comments, you’ll have to be patient until I find a better way to protect myself from any sort of bullshit, from Russian women who want to marry me (I’m afraid I’m done on this aspect, ladies…) to Chinese artists who like my paintings (!). If anyone has any suggestion, please send me an e-mail or contact me on Facebook (see sidebar).

I am also having troubles uploading contents, which is slightly more worrying. So, for example you will see that none of my recent presentations is actually where it should be. Again, contact me via e-mail or Facebook if you’re desperate about seeing one of my beautiful posters. (Uh? You’re not? Weird…)

09/12/2013
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Vi prego, domani non cercate di convincermi

Non cercate di convincermi che sia una fortuna che ha vinto Renzi. Non cercate di convincermi che ci voglia per forza un po’ di furbizia e marketing e compromesso per vincere in politica (che poi vincere non è proprio il verbo giusto qui). Non cercate di convincermi che senza mezze verità (o mezze bugie?) non si va da nessuna parte. Non cercate di convincermi che devi pensare bene cosa dire in ogni situazione, e aggiustare ciò che dici a seconda dei tempi e di chi hai davanti.

Non cercate di convincermi, perché lo so bene che tutto quello che ho scritto sopra aiuta ad avere successo in politica. Non è un problema di comprendonio (come diceva la mia amata nonnina). E’ proprio che la penso diversamente. La penso che se il marketing e un bravo regista televisivo aiutano a vincere, quello non è l’unico modo di vincere. Ce n’è anche un altro, che è sia più giusto (nel senso etico del termine) che più bello (nel senso che ci si diverte di più) che più efficace. Perché se pensi di cambiare il sistema usando le sue regole, sei proprio sulla strada sbagliata. Perché il sistema E’ quelle regole; e se usi quelle regole, ne trai vantaggio, il sistema ha già vinto, e tu hai perso.

Sii il cambiamento che vuoi vedere nel mondo. Bravo Mahatma, ci avevi proprio preso.

12/07/2013
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Quando le banalità dovrebbero fare notizia

Io non lo so mica se sono d’accordo con queste astensioni per rispetto del partito e per totale disaccordo con il contenuto del testo da votare. Ma iniziare la giornata leggendo Walter Tocci che difende il parlamento e ricorda a tutti una serie di ovvietà per qualsiasi struttura produttiva del mondo, tranne che per il Parlamento, mi ha fatto bene. Ad esempio, non si modificano le leggi senza avere studiato seriamente le loro conseguenze nella vita reale. Ad esempio, non si interviene al di fuori di sé prima di aver capito bene cosa non funziona dentro di sé. Ad esempio, il potere legislativo è del Parlamento, non del Governo o delle lobbies, e magari sarebbe il caso che il Parlamento se lo riprendesse.

28/06/2013
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Nouns and verbs sit close together in the brain

As you might have read here, we recently had a paper accepted for publication in Frontiers where we show that brain imaging evidence is much more supportive of the idea that nouns and verbs are processed by neural circuits located closely together in the brain, rather than in well-identified, separate areas. Now the paper is out on Frontiers website, and precisely here. If you’re not sure you want to invest an hour on this story, here’s a short blurb that I wrote for the media.