me4_Alex Sheehan

PhD Student,
EEG Lab Manager (Neurolinguistics),
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

About me

I’m currently running an EEG study in CINN investigating the impact of linguistic experience on the functional connectivity of the brain in different cognitive domains, and analysed using non-linear modelling. Alongside this, I am analysing diffusion and resting-state MRI data for a structural vs. functional connectivity comparison, and writing a textbook chapter. I also assist in managing the EEG labs in PCLS, as well as running statistics workshops for MSc (C)LS students. Previously, I have completed both my BSc in Psychology and MSc in Language Sciences at Reading, with my dissertations written on mind-wandering during reading, and the white matter integrity of executive function-related tracts in bilinguals respectively. In between my MSc and beginning my PhD studies, I worked as a Technician in the School of Chemistry, Food, and Pharmacy. My research interests include (but aren’t limited to) bilingual cognition, structural and functional connectivity, the cognitive reserve, network dynamics, research & neuroimaging methods, artificial grammars, and non-linear modelling. I also have a keen interest in open science, reproducibility, and increasing the accessibility of research and academia. I work with CINN, the Bilingualism in the Brain lab, the Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics lab, and the Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM). My project is funded by an ESRC Southeast Network for the Social Sciences studentship.

CINN research I am involved with