Research Focus


My research interest in cognitive neuroscience focuses on brain plasticity and its implications for neuroeducation.

I am especially interested in how training and rehabilitation can affect higher order processes such as language and intelligence. To this point, I have studied musical training and bilingualism as experiences that depend on brain plasticity to modify cognitive networks. My research shows that these types of training influence processing related to attention, language, and intelligence.

My research program incorporates multiple platforms including behavioural testing, electroencephalography (ERP), magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and neuropsychological studies.

Keywords: Brain plasticity, higher level cognition, auditory cognitive neuroscience, and neural mechanisms of audition perception, attention, and cognition. Music training, language, rehabilitation, human brain eletrophysiology, functional neuroimaging and magnetoencephalography.