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Gwenda Schmidt PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007 - 2009
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Department of Neurology, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
    Supervisors: Dr. Anjan Chatterjee/Dr. Sharon Thomson-Schill
    Conducting research on the neural correlates of figurative language using imaging and patient methods.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 2006 - 2007
    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
    Department of Radiology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Supervisors: Dr. Timothy Roberts/Dr. Anjan Chatterjee
    Conducting research on language processing in autism using magnetoencephalography.
  • PhD in Psychology 2006
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Dissertation title: Extending local-global processing to the semantic domain: The role of stimulus context.
    Advisor: Dr. Carol A. Seger
    Specialization: Cognitive Neuroscience
  • MS in Psychology 2003
    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Thesis title: Metaphor processing as an indicator of coarse semantic processing in the right hemisphere.
    Advisor: Dr. Carol A. Seger
    Specialization: Cognitive Psychology
  • Honors BA in Linguistics 1991
    York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Graduated Cum Laude

Research Interests

  • Semantic processing
  • Neural correlates of language processing
  • Role of the right hemisphere in language processing
  • Figurative language processing
  • Language and figurative language deficits in autism
  • Schmidt-eeg-lab.htm

Contact Information

Dr. Gwenda Schmidt
Hope College Psychology Department
Schaap Science Center 1159
35 East 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

email: schmidtg@hope.edu
phone: 616-395-7723
fax: 616-395-7163

 

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