LAURA BATTERINK, PH.D.
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.
PRIYA KALRA, PH.D.
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.
I am a post-doctoral fellow in the CNLL Lab, supported by the Mitacs Accelerate programme. I’m currently leading an industry partnership project which uses a combination of behavioural, physiological, and imaging techniques (including polysomnography) to investigate sleep quality during daytime napping.
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.
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.
Ph.D. Student (Neuroscience)
Ashwin in a PhD student in Neuroscience studying the role of sleep in memory consolidation.
DANIELA HERRERA CHAVES
MSc Student (Neuroscience)
Daniela is a M.Sc. student in Neuroscience co-supervised by Laura Batterink and Stefan Köhler. She completed her undergraduate studies at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga, where she studied hemispheric lateralization in implicit context memory. Later, she took part in a research internship that focused on the effects of hippocampal disfunction on implicit context memory and habit learning in PTSD patients. Her current M.Sc. work at Western is focused on using human intracranial EEG to investigate hippocampal involvement in statistical learning and pattern separation.
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.
MSc student (Neuroscience)
Rae is an MSc Neuroscience student who studies implicit learning in second language acquisition. They obtained BSc Honours in Neuroscience at The University of Winnipeg, where they investigated the cross-language activation of phonetic representations in the bilingual brain. They enjoy reading, hiking, and creating art in their free time.
Current Undergraduate Honours Students
Past Lab Members
Stephen Van Hedger, Ph.D.
now Assistant Professor in Psychology at Huron University College
Melissa Troyer, Ph.D.
Helena Wang (Neuroscience)
Sarah Berger (Psychology)
Undergraduate Honours Students
Kexin (Kathleen) Tang