Alexandra Emmendorfer

About meAEC

I first joined the BAND-Lab in August 2016 as a student research assistant, where I assisted in data collection with a variety of studies, as well as EEG data analysis. After completing the Research Master in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University, I started my PhD in the BAND-Lab and M-BIC Language Group (https://mbic-languagelab.nl/) in October 2017.


Research

In collaboration with Bernadette Jansma and Milene Bonte from the M-BIC Language Group at Maastricht University, my PhD project aims to examine the mechanisms and networks underlying predictions and crossmodal transformations in reading and spoken language skills. These predictions can be made about the formal and temporal structure of the speech signal and may contribute to the formation of crossmodal transformations relevant for skill learning. I aim to investigate these processes using EEG and fMRI, applying developmental dyslexia as a model of impaired skill learning.

  • Speech perception
  • Speech production
  • Reading
  • Predictions
  • Timing

Methods

  • EEG
  • fMRI

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • August 2016 – August 2017: Student research assistant, BAND-Lab, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 2015-2017  M.Sc. in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience: Master thesis “Formal and temporal predictions in speech perception” (Supervisors: Milene Bonte, Joao Correia, Sonja Kotz) Maastricht University
  • 2011-2015 B.Sc. in Behavioral Neuroscience (Minor: Linguistics) Northeastern University
  • January 2014 – June 2015: Research assistant, Berenson Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, BIDMC, Boston, MA
  • July – December 2013: Research assistant, Phonology and Reading Lab, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • January – June 2013: Research assistant, Neuroelectronics Research Flanders, IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

For more details please send an email to a.emmendorfer@maastrichtuniversity.nl