Language and Social Cognition Lab @ Carleton University

2206A Dunton Tower

1125 Colonel By Drive

Ottawa ON, K1S 5B6, Canada

 

olessia.jouravlev@carleton.ca

+1-613-520-2600 ext. 4148

 

OUR TEAM

Dr. Olessia Jouravlev

Dr. Olessia Jouravlev is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University and a Principal Investigator at the Language and Social Cognition lab @ Carleton. Dr. Jouravlev has a PhD in Linguistics from Altay State University (Russia) and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario, Canada). She completed post-doctoral training in Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA).

olessia.jouravlev@carleton.ca

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Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Ashley Sokalski

Ashley is an MA student, co-supervised by Dr. Olessia Jouravlev and Ida Toivonen. She is interested in examining language comprehension and production deficits in persons with Cerebral Palsy. Ashley has a BA in Cognitive Science with specialization in Neuroscience from Carleton University.

Projects Involved: Action verb semantics in individuals with Cerebral Palsy.  

Roxana-Maria Barbu

Roxana is a PhD student at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton. In Language and Social Cognition lab, she completes an independent research project. Roxana's research interests include semantic and pragmatic processing in neurotypical individuals and individuals diagnosed with autism. Roxana has a BA in Chemistry from University of Windsor and an MA in Cognitive Science from Carleton University.

Projects Involved: Processing of inferences in individuals with the broad autism phenotype.  

Jay Jennings

​Jay is a PhD student at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton, doing his methodological rotation in Language and Social Cognition lab. Jay's research interests include learning in STEM fields. Jay has a BA and an MA in Cognitive Science from Carleton University.

Projects Involved: Effects of programming expertise on native language processing. 

Sabrina Di Lonardo

​Sabrina is a PhD student at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton. She is completing her methodological rotation in Language and Social Cognition lab. In her primary line of work, Sabrina explores how attention and anxiety contribute to math performance.  Sabrina has a BA in Psychology from University of Western Ontario and an MS in Counseling and Human Systems from Florida State University.

Projects Involved: Action verbs semantics in individuals with cerebral palsy.  

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Undergraduate Students

Cody Cane

Cody is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science with specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience. Cody has been awarded an NSERC Undergraduate Research Award to work in the ACE lab with Drs. Chris Herdman and Kathy VanBenthem.  

Projects Involved: Using the method of subject-specific functional localization in EEG/ERP.  

Tara Dane

Tara is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science with specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Projects Involved: How many trials are needed to get a stable and reliable N400 ERP component? 

Brianna Allard

Brianna is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science. She is specializing in Cognition and Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience and Mental Health. Her research interests include using semantics to decode emotion centers within the brain with the use of an EEG. This undergraduate thesis will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Olessia Jouravlev. 

Projects Involved: Decoding emotional semantics from ERP waves and EEG oscillations.  

Isabella Poitras

Isabella is an undergraduate student in Cognitive Science who is supervised by Olessia Jouravlev for her Honours Thesis. She is interested in studying bilingual populations and the costs associated with communicating in more than one language. Isabella has a diploma of college studies in Social Science with Mathematics from Heritage College. 

Projects Involved: Bilingual disadvantage in speech production

Yasmine Benk

Yasmine is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science with specialization in Linguistics.

Projects Involved: Dyslexia in Arab-French bilinguals of Morocco. 

Courtenay Hnatyshyn

Courtenay is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science and specializing in Language and Linguistics.  She is interested in studying pragmatic language use in populations diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is conducting her Honours Thesis in the Language and Social Cognition lab under the supervision of Dr. Olessia Jouravlev. 

Projects Involved: Processing of inferences in individuals with the broad autism phenotype.

Audree Leclerc

Audree is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science. Audree's research interests center on the topics of multilingualism. 

Projects Involved: Bilingual advantage in Theory of Mind.  

Vegas Hodgins

Vegas is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science. 

Projects Involved: Effects of programming expertise on language processing.  

Sarah Mccauley

Sarah is an Honours student majoring in Cognitive Science with specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience. 

Projects Involved: Individual differences in processing of emotion words.

Madison Mountford

Madison is a volunteer in the lab. She is a 3d year student at the Institute of Cognitive Science. 

Projects Involved: Processing of inferences in individuals with broad autism phenotype.

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Affiliated Members

Alumni

John Beninger

John is a graduate student in Computer Science at University of Guelph. John has a post-baccalaureate diploma in Cognitive Science from Carleton University and a BA in Computer Science from Mount Allison.

Projects Involved: Effect of programming expertise on native language processing.

Sydney Rossiter

Sydney is an affiliate researcher assisting with an independent research project in the Language and Social Cognition Lab. She has an Honours Specialisation in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, having completed her thesis on sarcastic language and emotion recognition.

Projects Involved: Individual differences in the N400 ERP component.  

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Alumni

Alice Xia

Alice was an MA student. She completed an independent studies project at Language and Social Cognition Lab. Currently: RA at Thompson-Schill Lab, UPenn.  

Brent Porter

Brent was an Honours student. Currently: Graduate Student at Western. 

Michelle Elliott

Michelle was a post-baccalaureate student. Currently: Data Specialist at Italian Centre Shop.

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