PhD, Temple University
Developmental Cognitive and Linguistics Neuroscience
My research integrates three different areas of psychology: neurocognitive development, language acquisition and conceptual development. I am currently investigating the neurological correlates of children's understanding of complex words (love, hate, freedom, heaven) and how these change with development. Further I am interested in the development of verb concepts, which generally are more abstract and difficult than noun concepts, using electrophysiological measures, specifically Event Related Potentials or ERPs.
Maguire, M.J., Magnon, G. & Fitzhugh, A.E. (2014). Improving data retention in developmental visual EEG research using child-centered eye tracking. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 238, 78-81. DOI: 10.1012/j.j.neumeth.2014.09.2014
Konishi, H. Wilson, F., Golinkoff, R. M., Maguire, M.J., Hirsh-Pasek, K. (in press). Late Japanese bilingual's construal of novel verbs. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Abel, A.D., Maguire, M.J., Naqvi, F. & Kim, A. (in press). Lexical retrieval of nouns and verbs in a sentence completion task. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. DOI 10.1007/s10936-014-9304-8