Dr Ciara Egan

BA, MSc, PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
E: Ciara.Egan@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Ciara Egan is a lecturer in Clinical Neuroscience within the School of Psychology. Prior to her appointment she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Bangor University, and following this worked as a researcher at the University of Oxford studying cerebral asymmetries. She is currently Course Coordinator for the MSc in Clinical Neuroscience, and her research focuses on the cognitive neuroscience of language, with a particular focus on neurodevelopmental disorders.

Research Interests

My primary research interests surround the cognitive neuroscience of language, with a specific interest in how this is implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders. I use a wide-range of neuroscientific techniques for this purpose including online/behavioural testing, event-related potentials (ERPs), eye-tracking, pupillometry, and functional transcranial doppler sonography (fTCD). 

For recent publications see: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2945-3279

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2021) 'The role of orthographic neighbourhood effects in lateralized lexical decision: a replication study and meta-analysis'
Parker, Adam J and Egan, Ciara and Grant, Jack H and Harte, Sophie and Hudson, Brad T and Woodhead, Zoe V J (2021) 'The role of orthographic neighbourhood effects in lateralized lexical decision: a replication study and meta-analysis'. PeerJ, 9 [Details]
(2020) 'The Phonological Mapping Negativity: History, Inconsistency, and Future Direction'
Lewendon, Jennifer and Mortimore, Laurie and Egan, Ciara (2020) 'The Phonological Mapping Negativity: History, Inconsistency, and Future Direction'. Frontiers in psychology, [Details]
(2020) 'How alliteration enhances conceptual–attentional interactions in reading'
Egan, Ciara and Cristino, Filipe and Payne, Joshua S. and Thierry, Guillaume and Jones, Manon Wyn; (2020) 'How alliteration enhances conceptual–attentional interactions in reading'. Cortex, 124 :111-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2019) 'Bilinguals apply language-specific grain sizes during sentence reading'
Egan, Ciara and Oppenheim, Gary; and Saville, C. and Moll, K. and Jones, Manon Wyn; (2019) 'Bilinguals apply language-specific grain sizes during sentence reading'. Cognition, 193 [DOI] [Details]

Languages

  Language
Welsh
Irish

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2021-2022 Research Methods in Neuroscience PS6157
2021-2022 Experimental and Clinical Neuroscience PS6130