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Megan Boudewyn

mab1_smallerI am a postdoctoral researcher in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab and the Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Program at the University of California, Davis. My research is aimed at better understanding: (1) how the brain handles discourse comprehension, particularly the integration of multiple sources of meaning in context, (2) the relation between individual differences in cognitive abilities (such as working memory and cognitive control) and language comprehension ability, and (3) deficits in language comprehension and cognitive control in schizophrenia.

Selected Publications

Boudewyn, M.A, Long, D.L., & Swaab, T.Y. (in press). Graded Expectations: Predictive Processing and the Adjustment of Expectations during Spoken Language Comprehension. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Boudewyn, M.A., Long, D.L., Traxler, M.J., Lesh, T., Dave, S., Mangun, G.R., Carter, C.S. & Swaab, T.Y. (in press). Sensitivity to Referential Ambiguity in Discourse: the Role of Attention, Working Memory and Verbal Ability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Boudewyn, M.A., Zirnstein, M., Swaab, T.Y., & Traxler, M.J. (2014). Priming Prepositional Phrase Attachment: Evidence from Eye-tracking and ERPs. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 467(3), 424-54.

Boudewyn, M.A., Long, D.L., & Swaab, T.Y. (2013). Effects of working memory span on processing of lexical associations and congruence in spoken discourse. Frontiers in Psychology, 4 (60), 1-16