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Current Lab Members

Tamara Y. Swaab

  Tamara Y. Swaab

Principle Investigator, Associate Professor
Ph.D.
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In our research we examine four interrelated topics: 1) the cognitive and neural mechanisms that support language comprehension, 2) the interface between memory and language processes, 3) the factors that drive individual differences in language processing and 4) impaired language comprehension in aphasic patients and patients with schziophrenia.

 

Megan Boudewyn

  Megan Boudewyn

Post-Doctoral Scholar
Ph.D.
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I 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.

 

  Adam Blalock

Graduate Student
B.S.
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I am currently interested in researching how our experiences with the world influence how we process language. Specifically, can information we store in episodic memory be selectively recalled by the brain to understand the meaning of stories? Additionally, I would like to explore the possible relationship between semantic and episodic memory and the circumstances in which new semantic information is acquired by the brain episodically. I am also interested in applying my findings to help patients who suffer from deficits in memory and language, such as patients with Schizophrenia.

 

Kathryn Bousquet

  Kathryn Bousquet

Graduate Student
BA
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I am an incoming graduate student interested in language processing and memory. In particular, I plan to study the role of the medial temporal lobes in supporting language comprehension. To do this, my research involves both normal control subjects and patient populations, specifically patients with hippocampal amnesia.

 

  Trevor Brothers

Graduate Student
B.S.
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  Shruti Dave

Graduate Student
B.S.
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Website: http://humandevelopment.ucdavis.edu/people/students/shruti_dave.php

 

  Celeste Hackenberg

Undergraduate Researcher
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  Neli Mihov

Undergraduate Researcher
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