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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas

Mandy Maguire


Mandy Maguire

Associate Professor

PhD, Temple University

Developmental Cognitive and Linguistics Neuroscience


CD A126

214-905-3163 phone email


Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory website
















About Mandy Maguire


My research integrates three different areas of psychology: neurocognitive development, language acquisition and conceptual development. I am currently investigating the neurological correlates of children's understanding of complex words (love, hate, freedom, heaven) and how these change with development. Further I am interested in the development of verb concepts, which generally are more abstract and difficult than noun concepts, using electrophysiological measures, specifically Event Related Potentials or ERPs.


Recent Publications


Schneider, J.M., Abel, A.D., Ogiela, D., Middleton, A. & Maguire, M.J. (2016). Developmental differences in beta and theta power during sentence processing. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 19, 19-30.


Schwarz, A. L., van Kleeck, A., Maguire, M. J., & Abdi, H. (2106). Do action out verbs with dolls and analogical reasoning between two events boost toddlers’ verb comprehension? Journal of Child Language DOI:


Maguire, M.J., Abel, A.D., Schneider, J., Fitzhugh, A., McCord, J., & Jeevakumar, V. (2015). Electroencephalography theta differences between object nouns and action verbs when identifying semantic relations. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(6), 1-11.

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