PEOPLE

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LAURA BATTERINK, PH.D.

Principal Investigator

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a core member of the Brain and Mind Institute at Western.  My background and training are in cognitive neuroscience and I am broadly interested in many aspects of learning, with a particular interest in how implicit and explicit memory mechanisms contribute to language acquisition.

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Email: lbatter@uwo.ca

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PRIYA KALRA, PH.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the BrainsCAN program at Western.  I am very interested in how implicit and explicit processes interact in the course of learning and in the development of expertise.  I use a combination of behavioral, computational, and imaging methods to explore these questions.  On the personal side, I enjoy cooking, making and listening to music, and spending quality time with my cats.

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JERRICA MULGREW

Ph.D. Student (Psychology)

Jerrica Mulgrew is a PhD student in the Cognitive, Developmental and Brain Sciences (CDBS) cluster in the Psychology Department. She completed her B.Sc at Trent University where she studied the relationship between early language and later numeracy skills in preschool children. Now, at Western University, she is examining the relationship between neural entrainment and statistical learning. In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, drawing, playing music, and expanding her plant collection.

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STACEY REYES

Ph.D. Student (Psychology)

Stacey Reyes is a PhD student in the Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences (CDBS) cluster in the Psychology department and is interested in the areas of attention,  language learning, and sleep-dependent memory consolidation. She completed her BA at York University where she studied the role of Audiovisual Integration in Autism, and her MSc at Western University where she studied the role of attention in statistical learning of speech. Her PhD work is focused on targeted memory reactivation and language learning. In her spare time she enjoys live stand-up comedy.

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ASHWIN HARIMOHAN

Ph.D. Student (Neuroscience)

Ashwin in a MSc student in Neuroscience studying the role of sleep in memory consolidation.

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DANIELA CHAVES

MSc Student (Neuroscience)

MSc student in Neuroscience, co-supervised with Stefan Kohler

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AMIYA AGGARWAL

MSc Student (Psychology)

Amiya is a M.Sc. student in the Cognitive, Developmental, and Brain Sciences (CDBS) cluster in the Psychology department. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo, and has spent the past few years working with children with Autism as a behavioural therapist. Now, at Western University, she is interested in studying the role of statistical learning in foreign language acquisition.

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RAE HOEPPNER

MSc student (Neuroscience)

MSc student in Neuroscience

 

Current Undergraduate Honours Students

Daisy Li

Nataliya Bovey

 

Past Lab Members

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Stephen Van Hedger, Ph.D.

Melissa Troyer, Ph.D.

MSc Graduates

  • Helena Wang (Neuroscience)

  • Sarah Berger (Psychology)

Undergraduate Honours Students

  • Alex Jairam

  • Sierra Sweet

  • Aspen Leung

  • Elise Alexander

  • Kexin (Kathleen) Tang

  • Steven Zhang

  • Amanat Ludhar

  • Mykayla Winspear

  • Kailee Liesemer

  • Isabel Child