Training Opportunities

Training Opportunities

Undergraduate Students

Opportunities for students interested in doing an independent study are available. Research in the lab focuses on the on-line processing and understanding of language. Studies involve collecting, analyzing and interpreting behavioural and neurophysiological data using button-press and ERP methodologies (for more details, see here). Independent study students are required to make a two-semester commitment. Course codes for independent study projects are shown below:

Students doing Undergraduate level work in the Brain and Language Lab have typically taken a subset of the courses listed below in order to efficiently contribute to the lab. Read more about Undergraduate work in the Brain and Language Lab here.

Graduate Students

The lab currently has some openings for excellent graduate students. If you are interested, read more about the research conducted in the lab here and about the graduate program in the Psychology Department at Brock University here and at McMaster University's graduate program in Cognitive Science of Language here.

If you are interested in doing Graduate level work in the Brain and Language Lab at Brock University, the following or similar Undergraduate courses would be helpful:

Research Interns

If you would like to become a part of the Brain and Language Lab, it is a very good idea to intern at the lab at least one term in advance. In order to do so, please submit a letter of interest, up to date CV, and an unofficial transcript by email to vdwivedi AT brocku DOT ca.

Research Assistant/Work Study Programs

Positions as a Research Assistant or Work Study student may be available. Research in the lab focuses on the on-line processing and understanding of language. Studies involve collection of behavioural and neurophysiological data using button-press and ERP methodologies (for more details, see here). A background in psycholinguistics, neuroscience, psychology, or cognitive science is required. Responsibilities include designing experiments, preparing materials, recruiting and testing participants, and analyzing data, as well as some administrative work. Computing and programming skills are a plus. For more information, contact Dr. Veena Dwivedi at vdwivedi AT brocku DOT ca.

Opportunities for Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Individuals interested in Post-Doctoral opportunities should consult with SSHRC and NSF.