Olessia Jouravlev, Associate Professor
Dr. Jouravlev is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University and Principal Investigator at the L-Neuro Lab. Dr. Jouravlv 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).
Nadine Charanek, PhD Cognitive Science
Nadine’s research focuses on working memory processes in chimpanzees and humans.
Part of her work at the LNeuro-Lab investigates visuospatial processing in both bilinguals and monolinguals compared to chimpanzees as well as the neural bases of such processing using EEG and fNIRS techniques.
Research Interests: Working Memory, Comparative Psychology, Autism, Dementia, Aphasia Working Memory, Bilingualism.
Arthur Hamilton, PhD Cognitive Science
Arthur is a PhD student researching bilingualism in neurodiverse populations. His current focus is differences in how cognitive symptoms appear in the two languages of bilinguals with schizophrenia or autism. Other research interests Arthur pursued before starting his PhD in 2021 include how sense of self is altered in people with schizophrenia and how intellectual disability is understood and certified in a non-Western context. He is co-supervised by Dr. Synthia Guimond at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre.
Irina Smirnova-Godoy, PhD Cognitive Science
Irina has done research on mental lexicon and European court of human rights as part of completing her MA in Linguistics (US) and MA in European and Russian studies (Canada) degrees. She has presented at several international conferences her research on language translation process. During her PhD program at Carleton University, she has studied misinformation paradigm, neural correlates of simultaneous interpreting and grey matter differences in bilingual and monolingual brains.
At present, her main focus is on understanding the phenomenon of language learning aptitude through experimental measurement of individual differences.
Sandrine Hachez, MA Cognitive Science
Sandrine is currently working on a project titled Bilingual Cost in Processing of Emotional Semantics: Individual Differences Approaches. The focus of her research is to explore if the deficit found in the processing of emotional language in bilinguals applies to words related to different emotional states and if there exist any individual differences in the processing of emotional semantics. Her research interests are bilingualism, emotional semantics, individual differences, learning, language switch, and language costs.
Emma Hayter, MA Linguistics
Emma is an MA student in Linguistics at Carleton University, co-supervised by Dr. Olessia Jouravlev and Dr. Beth MacLeod. Emma completed her BA at the University of Victoria, where she investigated the mechanisms of cue re-weighting in second language acquisition. Her research specialization is second language phonology, with a focus on phonetic training methods. For her thesis, she is looking forward to studying individual differences in mismatch negativity (MMN) responses at Carleton’s Linguistic Neurodiversity Lab. Emma’s other research interests include speech perception, multilingualism, and EEG technology.
Sam Egan, MA Cognitive Science
Sam is currently researching the cognitive predictors of student success in computer science. Sam's research interests are in the areas of cognition, psycholinguistics, and educational research.
Hafsa Ahmed, Honours Cognitive Science, Neuroscience Concentration
Hafsa is currently taking part in the “Aptitude for Learning languages: Fact or Fiction study”. Another research she is assisting with is an ERP study of language memorization of those who aren't fluent in Arabic: the possible roles of music and language mechanisms. Her current research focus area explores neural & cognitive mechanisms of language memorization on working memory. Her other research interests include neurocognition, semantic & visual brain processes, & neurodegenerative disorders. Alongside this lab, she is also a part of the NICER lab and works as a medical assistant for a future career in medical/research.
Tyler Call, Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Cognitive Science
Tyler is enrolled in the Cognitive Science Post-Baccalaureate Diploma program. He holds a BA with Honours in Philosophy from McGill University and has a decade of professional experience in software development. His research interests include the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Music. His Honours thesis is entitled “Bilingualism and the Noisy Channel Theory of Language Processing.”
Marina Panfilova, Honours Cognitive Science
Marina is a 4th year student in Cognitive Science with Concentration in Psychology and Cognition. She is currently taking part in the “Aptitude for Learning Languages: Fact or Fiction” study and working on her Honours thesis. Marina’s research interests are language development, bilingualism, and psycholinguistics.