We study adult human neuropsychology and the neuropsychology of aging.
Fields of study
In the Phillips lab, we are interested in learning more about adult human neuropsychology and the neuropsychology of aging, with an emphasis on integrating cognitive, neuropsychological, and brain-imaging measures of brain function. Recently, we have been studying cognitive and sensory changes in older adults with or at risk for dementia.
There are four major themes in my research:
1. The interaction between sensory/perceptual factors (e.g., hearing and visual status) on language processing
2. The impact of bilingualism/multilingualism on cognitive and brain function
3. EEG measures of functional coherence to examine executive function in younger and older adults and in patients with or at risk for dementia
4. Continued development of and research involving the Montreal Cognitive Assessment
We are always interested in having creative and hard working students join the lab! Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with my current areas of research.
Potential graduate students interested in applying to either the General or Clinical graduate programmes should review the submission requirements. You are welcome to contact me in advance, Please note that I will be reviewing all graduate applications together, once the official program application deadline has passed.
Interested? Email a letter describing your research interests and experience, your C.V and a current copy of your transcript to Natalie Phillips.