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Tamar Gollan, PhD



Research Interests

I apply behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine language production and executive function in young and aging bilinguals (primarily Spanish-English), and bilinguals with Alzheimer’s disease with the goal of informing cognitive theories and improving neuropsychological assessment of the growing number of bilinguals.

Representative Publications
  • Stasenko, A., Matt, G., & Gollan, T. H. A relative bilingual advantage in switching with preparation: Nuanced explorations of the proposed association between bilingualism and task switching. (In Press). Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

  • Stasenko, A., Bonn, C., Teghipco, A., Garcea, F.E., Sweet, C., Dombovy, M., McDonough, J., and Mahon, B.Z. (2015). A causal test of the motor theory of speech perception: A case of impaired speech production and spared speech perception. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32, 38-57.

  • Stasenko, A., Garcea, F.E., Dombovy, M., & Mahon, B.Z. (2014). When concepts lose their color: A case of object color knowledge impairment. Cortex, 58, 217-238.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship: 2014-2017.

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