Megan Boudewyn, PhD
In my research, I use a cognitive neuroscience approach to study higher-order cognition. My work focuses on the neural dynamics of executive control, attention and language, and I combine basic science studies aimed at understanding how these processes operate in healthy adults with translational work investigating how they are disrupted in clinical populations. In particular, I focus my research efforts on higher-order cognition in schizophrenia, a severe mental health disorder characterized, in part, by impairments in executive control, attention and language. I primarily use electrophysiological (EEG, ERPs) methods, and have recently begun to incorporate transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) into my research as well.
Boudewyn, M.A. & Carter, C.S. I must have missed that: alpha-band oscillations track attention to spoken language. Neuropsychologia 117, 148-155. pdf
Boudewyn, M.A., Luck, S., Farrens, J. & Kappenman, E. How many trials does it take to get a significant ERP effect? It depends. Psychophysiology 55(6), e13049. pdf
Boudewyn, M.A. & Carter, C.S.
Electrophysiological correlates of adaptive control and attentional engagement in patients with first episode schizophrenia and healthy young adults.
Psychophysiology 2017, 1-17.
Boudewyn, M.A., Carter, C.S., Long, D.L., Traxler, M.J., Lesh, T.A., Mangun, G.R. & Swaab, TY. (2017)
Language context processing deficits in schizophrenia: the role of attentional engagement.
Neuropsychologia, 96. 262-273.
Boudewyn, M.A. (2015) Individual differences in language processing: Electrophysiological Approaches. Language and Linguistics Compass, 9(10). 406-419.
Boudewyn, M.A., Long, D.L., Traxler, M.J., Lesh, T.A., Dave, S., Mangun, G.R., Carter, C.S. & Swaab, T.Y. (2015)
Sensitivity to referential ambiguity in discourse: the role of attention, working memory and verbal ability.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27(12). 1-15.
Boudewyn, M.A., Long, D.L. & Swaab, T.Y. (2015). Graded expectations: predictive processing and the adjustment of expectations during spoken language comprehension.
Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 1- 18.