Studying how adults and typically developing children process and learn language using behavioral and electrophysiological data.
Dr. Mandy Maguire utilizes electrophysiological and behavioral methods to study language and cognitive development. Her recent work has focused on applying new analysis techniques for EEG data — such as time frequency and coherence analyses — to address theoretical questions related to language processing, acquisition and development. Dr. Maguire’s previous work addressed the information children use to learn new words, specifically focusing on verbs, which are more difficult to acquire than nouns. Dr. Maguire earned her bachelor’s from Pennsylvania State University and her PhD from Temple University.
Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals
Chiang, H-S, Eroh, J., Spence, J.S., Motes, M.A., Maguire M.J., Krawczyk, D., Brier, M., Hart, J., & Kraut, M.A. (in press). Common and differential electrophysiological mechanisms underlying semantic object memory retrieval probed by features presented in different stimulus types. International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Schneider, J.M., Abel, A.D., Ogiela, D., Middleton, A. & Maguire, M.J. (2016). Developmental differences in beta and theta power during sentence processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 19-30
Schwarz, A. L., van Kleeck, A., Maguire, M. J., & Abdi, H. (2016). Do action out verbs with dolls and analogical reasoning between two events boost toddlers? verb comprehension. Journal of Child Language. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305000916000076