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Education

 

Master’s of Science - Neuroscience

2009 - 2011 Queens University, Canada

Thesis completed: The Role of NMDA in the Visual Working Memory of the Macaque Monkey

Supervisor: Dr. Martin Paré, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychology and Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

GPA (4.3) = 3.78
                  

Bachelor of Sciences, Honors - Life Science

2005 - 2009  Queens University, Canada

Research Stream with specialization in Neuroscience
Average: 79% (Letter Grade = A)

 

A-Level Degree

2003 - 2005 British School Al-Khubairat, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Art (B), Biology (A), Chemistry (B) and Mathematics (A)

 

Research and Teaching Experience

Seminar Talk - Linear Mixed Effects Models

June 22, 2016  University of Birmingham

Guest Lecturer - Neurolinguistics

February 19, 2016 Radboud University

Internship   

November 2012 - July 2013  Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Hagoort

Project Title: Social influences on the magnitude of alignment

Research Assistant

September  2011 – February 2012  Queen’s University, Canada

PI: Dr. Martin Paré

Role: Training new Master’s and PhD students in animal handling and animal data recording. Independently conducted further data collection and analysis (pharmacological manipulations and its effects on working memory performance). Aiding in general lab administration.  

Undergraduate Thesis - Neuroscience

2008 - 2009  Queens University, Canada

Supervisor: Dr. Martin Paré

Project Title: Visual Working Memory Capacity of the Macaque Monkey

Training an animal on a novel behavioural task (Sequential Comparison Task) previously used in humans exclusively in order to estimate their visual working memory capacity.

Teaching Assistant

Fall Semester 2010   Queen's University, Canada
Integrated Life Sciences Laboratory I (3rd Year Undergraduate Level)

 

Awards and Distinctions

 

  • Max Planck Interdisciplinary Innovation Grant - 2015
    EUR7000
  • Queen’s University Outstanding Achievement in Masters Program - 2010 CND$1000
  • Queen’s University Graduate Award- 2010 CND$4000                                                 
  • Queen's University International Tuition Award - 2010 CND$5000                                            
  • Queen's University Deans Honour List - 2009
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society Graduate Student Presents Award - 2009
  • Queen's University Travel Award - 2009 CND$300                                                                            
  • Queen's University Graduate Award - 2009 CND$4000                                                   
  • Queen's University International Tuition Award - 2009 CND$5000                                   
  • Queen's University Deans Honour List - 2006

 

Other skills and Courses

 

Programming

MATLAB

R (linear and logit mixed effects models)

Presentation

E-Prime

Intro course Python

Intro course LaTeX

 

Methods

Pharmacological

Virtual Reality

EEG

Standard Behavioural

 

 Practical Skills

Large Animal Surgical Techniques Workshop - 2011

Assistant Surgeon in 2 surgeries (NHP headmout installation), Nurse in 3 others (NHP eye-coil maintenance, NHP headmount partial removal)

 

Services to the Institute

 

Open Access Ambassador   

2014 - present  Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Together with two others, we were trained at the MPI in Munich on how to raise awareness about Open Access and the issues associated with it. Since then we have given information sessions, workshops on how to archive data openly, updated ethics policies, and created a website within our Intranet with more information about Open Access and the opportunities within the MPI.

 

Lunch Talk Department Representative   

2014 - 2016  Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Organized speakers for 1-hour lunch talk sessions throughout the academic year.

 

Web Editor for the Department 

2014 - 2016 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Responsible for updating and maintaining the department section of the MPI website (www.mpi.nl/departments/neurobiology-of-language) with reviews of recently published work, new staff/students, and hosted conferences.

 

Bibliography

 

Publications

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (submitted) Memory for syntax is domain-general, not language-specific. Evidence from dual-task studies. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Human Perception and Performance.

Heyselaar E, Segaert K, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC, Hagoort P (submitted) The role of procedural memory in the skill for language: Evidence from syntactic priming with patients with amnesia. Neuropsychologia.

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (under review) How social opinion influences syntactic processing - an investigation using Virtual Reality. Journal of Experimental Psychology - Learning, Memory, and Cognition

Schoot L, Heyselaar E, Segaert K, Hagoort P (2016) Syntactic alignment in conversation: an effective way of getting your partner to like you? PLoS One 11(4)

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (2015) In dialogue with an avatar, language behaviour is identical compared to dialogue with a human partner. Behav Res Methods

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K. (2014) In dialogue with an avatar, syntax production is identical compared to dialogue with a human partner 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (2011) A change detection approach to study visual working memory of the macaque monkey Journal of Vision 11(3)

 

Invited Presentations

Social Virtual Interaction Workshop, Salford, United Kingdom (July 2016) How social opinion influences syntactic processing - an investigation using Virtual Reality.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec (April 2010) The Capacity Limit of the Visual Working Memory of the Macaque Monkey.

Canadian Action and Perception Network Annual Retreat, Ingersoll, Ontario (October 2009) Visual Working Memory Capacity of the Macaque Monkey.

 

Conference Abstracts

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (September 2016) How social opinion influences syntactic processing - an investigation using Virtual Reality Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Bilbao, Spain

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (September 2016) Visual attention influences language processing Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Bilbao, Spain

Heyselaar E, Segaert K, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC, Hagoort P (September 2016) The role of procedural memory in the skill for language: Evidence from syntactic priming in patients with amnesia Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Bilbao, Spain

Schoot L, Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (September 2016) Does syntactic alignment effectively influence how speakers are perceived by their conversation partner? Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Bilbao, Spain

Heyselaar E, Segaert K, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC, Hagoort P (August 2016) The role of procedural memory in the skill for language: Evidence from syntactic priming in patients with amnesia Society for the Neurobiology of Language Bilbao, Spain

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K (May 2016) Encoding, but not Retrieval, of language influenced by attentional resources. Second International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society Granada, Spain.

Heyselaar E, Segaert K, Walvoort SJW, Kessels RPC, Hagoort P (December 2015) Syntactic operations rely on implicit memory: Evidence from patients with amnesia Individual Differences Conference Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segeart K (August 214) In dialogue with an Avatar, syntax production is identical compared to dialogue with a human partner. In Proceedings of the 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL 2014) (pp. 23). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Society for the Neurobiology of Language.

Heyselaar E, Hagoort P, Segaert K. (July 2014) In dialogue with an Avatar, syntax production is identical compared to dialogue with a human partner. In P. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, & B. Scassellati (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci 2014) (pp. 2351-2356). Austin, Tx: Cognitive Science Society.

Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (November 2011) Detrimental effects of the NMDA antagonist ketamine on visual working memory in the macaque monkey. 2011 Neuroscience Meeting. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online

 Oemisch M, Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M (November, 2011) Consolidation, robustness, and   decay of  visual  working  memory  in  the  macaque  monkey.  2011  Neuroscience  Meeting. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online

 Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M (November 2010) The Role of NMDA in Visual Working Memory. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario: Health Sciences Research Day.

 Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (May 2010) Visual working memory capacity of the macaque monkey VSS Meeting Planner. Program no. 16.551, Naple, Fl: Vision Sciences Society 2010. Online.

 Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (October 2009) Visual working memory capacity of macaque monkeys. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Program no. 98.10. Chicago, Il: Society for Neuroscience, 2009. Online.

 Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (September 2009) Visual working memory capacity of the macaque monkey. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario: Neuroscience Research Day.

 Heyselaar E, Johnston K, Paré M. (June 2009) Visual working memory capacity in macaque monkeys. Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario: Health Sciences Research Day.

 

 

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