If you would like to become a part of the Brain and Language Lab, it is a very good idea to intern at the lab at least one term in advance.
In order to do so, please submit a letter of interest, up to date CV, and an unofficial transcript by email to vdwivedi AT brocku DOT ca.
Opportunities for students interested in doing an independent study are available. Research in the lab focuses on the on-line processing and understanding of language.
Studies involve collecting, analyzing and interpreting behavioural and neurophysiological data using button-press and ERP methodologies (for more details, see here).
Independent study students are required to make a two-semester commitment.
Course codes for independent study projects are shown below:
- PSYC 4P10/4P11; PSYC 4F91; NEUR 4F90/4F91; HLSC 4F90
- LING 4P25/4P99 (if interested in this course, you must contact me 6 months in advance); LING 4F01
Students doing Undergraduate level work in the Brain and Language Lab have typically taken a subset of the courses listed below in order to efficiently contribute to the lab.
The deadline for applications for interested MA/PhD students is typically mid-December. Potential applicants should consult the Psychology grad program website for details regarding the application process.
If you are interested in doing Graduate level work in the Brain and Language Lab at Brock University, the following or similar Undergraduate courses would be helpful:
- PSYC 1F90: Foundations in Psychology
- NEUR 2P36/2P37: Brain and Behaviour I and II
- NEUR 3P59: Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
- PSYC/NEUR 3P65: Brain and Language
- PSYC 2F23: Statistics and Research Design in the Behavioural Sciences
- PSYC/NEUR 3P39: Computer Data Analysis
- PSYC 4P60: Psychology of Bilingualism
- PSYC 4P63: Human Psychophysiology
- PSYC 3F40/3P30: Psychological Research or Critical Thinking in Psychology
- LING 1P94: Introduction to General Linguistics I
- LING 1P95: Introduction to General Linguistics II
- LING 1P92: Introduction to the Psychology of Language
- LING 3P71: Syntax
- LING 3Q93: Introduction to Neurolinguistics
Positions as a Research Assistant or Work Study student may be available.
Research in the lab focuses on the on-line processing and understanding of language. Studies involve collection of behavioural and neurophysiological data using button-press and ERP methodologies (for more details, see here).
A background in psycholinguistics, neuroscience, psychology, or cognitive science is required.
Responsibilities include designing experiments, preparing materials, recruiting and testing participants, and analyzing data, as well as some administrative work.
Computing and programming skills are a plus.
For more information, contact Dr. Veena Dwivedi at vdwivedi AT brocku DOT ca.