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Callier Center for Communication Disorders

Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory

The main focus of the Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory is researching the neurological correlates of language and cognitive development using electrophysiological responses, such as Event Related Potentials (ERPs). 

Director   Current Students        
Location    Current Post Docs
Projects    Publications
Funding   Laboratory Meeting Dates


Dr. Mandy J. Maguire (curriculum vitae)
Assistant Professor
Callier Center for Communication Disorders
1966 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 905-3163 office
Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory Web site

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Callier Center Dallas, A108

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  • Neurological correlates of grammatical and semantic development in healthy preschoolers.
  • Neurological correlates of inhibitory dysfunction.

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Title: “Establishing Neurological Markers of Inhibition for ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Assessment"
Principal Investigator: Mandy J. Maguire
Funding Agency: UT Southwestern's Department of Clinical Sciences North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative
Amount: First year direct costs, $24,000, 5/30/08-5/30/09

Title: “Improving developmental visual EEG with eye tracking”
Principal Investigator: Mandy J. Maguire
Funding Agency: NIH, NICHD
Amount: $50,000 over one year
Major goals: To effectively link eye tracking and EEG data collection in real-time to improve EEG data collection in children.

Title: “Syntactic event related potentials in children with specific language impairment”
Principal Investigator: Diane Ogiela
Role: Mentor
Funding Agency: UT Southwestern’s Department of Clinical Sciences North and Central Texas Clinical and Translational Science Initiative
Amount: $30,560 over one year
Major goals: To uncover biological correlates of language processing deficits in children with specific language impairment, specifically comparing noun phrase and verb phrase processing differences.

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Current Students

Palak Patel
Jeanette Hermark
Monica Javidnia
Laurel Weaver

Master's in Cognition and Neuroscience
Vivekanand Jeevakumar

Doctorate of Philosophy
Bambi De La Rosa
Lynda Sides

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Current Post docs

Dr. Alyson Abel                     

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Current Personnel

Grant Magnon

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Rebecca Egbert
Sandra Venegas
Lacrisha Lewis
Joshua White

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Maguire, M.J., Brier, M.R., & Ferree, T.C. (2010). Differences in EEG theta and alpha responses reveal qualitative differences in processing taxonomic and thematic semantic relationships. Brain and Language 114(1), 16-25.

Maguire, M.J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R.M., Imai, M., Haryu, E., Vengas, S., Okada, H., Pulverman, R., & Sanchez-Davis, B. (2010). A developmental shift from similar to language specific strategies in verb acquisition: A comparison of English, Spanish, and Japanese. Cognition, 114(3), 299-319.

Brier, M.R., Ferree, T.C., Maguire, M.J., Moore, P., Tillman, G.D., Hart, J., Kraut, M.A. (in press). Frontal theta and alpha power and coherence changes are modulated by semantic complexity in a go/nogo task. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Tillman, G.D., Green, T.A., Ferree, T.C., Calley C.S., Maguire, M.J., Briggs, R., Hart, J., Haley, R.W., & Kraut, M.A. (in press). Impaired response inhibition in ill Gulf War veterans. Journal of Neurological Sciences.

Krawczyk, D.C., McClelland, M.M. Donovan, C.E., Tillman, G.D.& Maguire, M.J. (2010). An fMRI investigation of cognitive stages in reasoning by analogy. Brain Research, 1342, 63-73.

Maguire, M.J., Brier, M. R., Moore, P. S., Ferree, T. C., Ray, D., Mostofsky, S., Hart, J., Jr. & Kraut, M. A. (2009). The influence of perceptual and semantic categorization on inhibitory processing as measured by the N2-P3 inhibitory responses. Brain and Cognition, 71(3), 196-203.

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Laboratory Meeting Dates

Announced each semester. Contact Dr. Maguire for times.

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