The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Mandy J. Maguire

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Studying how adults and typically developing children process and learn language using behavioral and electrophysiological data.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-905-3163
Office: CD_A126
Campus Mail Code: CD
Website: Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory


Dr. Mandy Maguire utilizes electrophysiological and behavioral methods to study language and cognitive development. Her recent work focuses on studying how a childhood in a low income environment might impact brain and language development, specifically related to word learning and vocabulary growth. Dr. Maguire uses 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 earned her bachelor’s from Pennsylvania State University and her PhD from Temple University.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Maguire, M.J., Schneider, J.M., Middleton, A.E., Ralph, Y, Lopez, M., Ackerman, R.A., & Abel, A.D. (in press). Vocabulary knowledge mediates the link between socioeconomic status and word learning in grade school. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Abel, A.D., Schneider, J.M., & Maguire, M.J. (in press). N400 Response indexes word learning from linguistic context in children. Language, Learning and Development.

Middleton, A.E., Schneider, J. M & Maguire, M. J., (2017). Age-related differences in beta engagement during single word processing. Language Learning and Development. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2017.1297841

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

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