People

People

 

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Director

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

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 can be reached either by e-mail or at her office, ext. 5389.

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Research Assistant

Kaitlin Curtiss

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user=kc07mm)

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. Kaitlin plans to pursue a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology and/or Social Work.

 

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Research Assistant (Co-op Student)

Jazmine Rei Que

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user=jq10bb)

Jazmine Rei is a third year undergraduate co-op student in the Brock University Neuroscience program (Neuropsychology stream). She is currently working as a Research Assistant in the Brain and Language Lab and intends on pursuing further studies in neuropathology.

 

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Honours Student

Leslie Rowland

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user=lr10cb)

Leslie is currently pursuing her 4th year as a Speech Science major. Her honours thesis will further investigate the heuristic first, algorithmic second model of language processing by investigating the role that mood plays in the interpretation associated with sentences exhibiting quantifier scope ambiguity. She will be applying to grad schools offering Speech Language pathology this year.

 

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Honours Student

Hope Magnus

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user=hm10lx)

Hope is currently pursuing her 4th year as a Speech Science major. She is currently completing an independent study which will further investigate the heuristic first, algorithmic second model of language processing by looking at the effects of context on quantifier disambiguation.

 

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Research Intern

Rachel Elliot

E-mail: user@brocku.ca (user=re13xc)

Rachel is currently a student in the speech language science certificate program at Brock University. She recently completed an honours psychology degree at Laurentian University. Throughout the completion of her honours thesis, which used Event Related Potentials to evaluate mental action verb processing, she developed a passion for neurolinguistic/psycholinguistic research. Rachel is furthering her previous experiences in research by volunteering as an intern in the Brock University Brain and Language Lab. She intends to pursue a graduate degree in Speech Language pathology.

 

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Alumni

Rae Gibson

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

Lynsey is currently pursuing an MSc in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. 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. Lynsey completed her Bachelor Arts in Speech and Language Sciences at Brock University in 2012.

 

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Alumni

Leanne Angus

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

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

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.