People

People

 

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Director

Veena D. Dwivedi (PhD, Univ of Massachusetts-Amherst)
E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user= vdwivedi)

Dr Dwivedi is an associate professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics and Centre for Neuroscience at Brock University.  She has taught undergraduate linguistics courses at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,  the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at McGill University before coming to Brock.  Before receiving her PhD in Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, she studied immunology and physiology (BSc) at McGill University.

Here at Brock, Dr. Dwivedi teaches courses in Introduction to Linguistic Theory (LING 1F94), Neurolinguistics (LING 3Q93) and Syntax (LING 3P71).
She may be reached either by e-mail or at her office, ext. 5389.

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Research Assistant

Kaitlin Curtiss, BSc (Hons.) Neuroscience

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user= kcurtiss)

Kaitlin Curtiss is a recent graduate of the Brock University Neuroscience (Psychology stream with Co-op Option) program and is currently working as a research assistant in the Brain and Language Lab. She conducted her honours thesis, which investigated the role of event knowledge and number in the interpretation of scenes defined by word triplets, under Dr. Dwivedi's supervision.

 

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Neuroscience Co-op Student/Match of Minds program

Victoria Witte

Victoria Witte has just completed her second year of the Brock University Neuroscience (Neurobiololgy stream with Co-op Option) program and is currently working as a research assistant in the Brain and Language Lab via the Match of Minds program.  She is currently investigating language processing using both EEG and reaction time methodologies.She will be conducting her honours thesis in the lab. Her goal is to attend medical school after graduation.

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Research Intern (Psychology/Applied Linguistics)

Jesse Colasanzio, BA (Psychology)

Jesse is a recent graduate of the Brock University Psychology program with a minor in Philosophy and is currently working as a research assistant intern in the Brain and Language Lab. He is currently assisting in running current experiments in the lab on quantifier scope and individual differences, in addition to analyzing previously collected data in EPrime and SPSS. He will be returning to Brock in the fall to attend the Speech Language Hearing Sciences certificate program. His goal is to attend graduate school in Speech Language Sciences.

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Alumni

Leslie Rowland, BA (Hons.) Speech and Language Sciences

Leslie is currently pursuing an MSc in Communication Disorders and Sciences at McGill University in Montreal. She conducted her honours thesis under Dr. Dwivedi's supervision, employing a self-paced reading task to examine the on-line effects of context vs. task evaluation on the processing of quantifier scope ambiguous sentences. Leslie completed her  Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University in 2014.

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Alumni

Hope Magnus, BA (Hons.) Speech and Language Sciences and TESL

Hope is currently pursuing an MA in Teaching and Learning at McGill University in Montreal. She conducted an independent study under the supervision of Dr. Dwivedi in which she employed a self-paced reading task to investigate the heuristic first, algorithmic second model of language processing by looking at the effects of context on quantifier disambiguation. Hope completed her  Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University in 2014.

 

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Alumni

Rachel Elliot, BA Psych (Hons.) and CERT in Speech Lg Sciences

Rachel is currently pursuing an MClSc in Speech-Language Pathology at Western University. She volunteered in the Brain and Language Lab in 2013-2014 as a student in the speech language science certificate program at Brock University after completing an honours psychology degree at Laurentian University. 

 

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Alumni

Rae Gibson, BSc (Hons.) Neuroscience

Rae Gibson is currently pursuing graduate work in Neuroscience at Western, under the supervision of Dr Adrian Owen.  She conducted a directed studies thesis under Dr Dwivedi's supervision, examining the electrophysiological processing of number in a dual task study that involved reading sentences exhibiting quantifier scope ambiguity.

In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Rae held a position in the lab as a research assistant with an NSERC-funded Undergraduate Student Research Award.

 

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Alumni

Lynsey Endicott, BA (Hons.) Speech and Language Sciences

Lynsey is currently working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Groves Memorial Community Hospital. She recently completed her MHSc in Speech Language Pathology at University of Toronto in 2014, after completing her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University in 2012. She conducted her Honours Thesis under Dr. Dwivedi's supervision, employing both self-paced reading and picture verification tasks to examine the on-line interpretation of quantifier scope ambiguous sentences.
 

 

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Alumni

Leanne Angus, BA (Hons.) Speech and Language Sciences

Leanne is currently working as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Saint Elizabeth Health Care.  She conducted her Honours Thesis under Dr. Dwivedi's supervision. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours (first class standing) in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock and subsequently completed a Master's Degree in Communicative Disorders and Sciences at SUNY-Buffalo.

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Alumni

Chris Luckhart, BSc (Hons.) Neuroscience

Chris Luckhart is currently pursuing an MSc in Neuroscience at U Ottawa.

Chris began working in the lab in May 2010 until April 2011. She was  responsible for day-to-day lab functions including data analysis, administering experiments, and various other administrative duties involving the lab.

 

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Alumni

Matt Goldhawk, BSc (Hons.) Biology/Chemistry

Matt Goldhawk was the first Research Assistant at the Brain and Language lab. He has graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology/Chemistry with minors in both Psychology and Music. Matt went on to pursue Teacher's College at Brock University and is currently a Math and Science high school teacher at Royal Elite International Academy.