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

Mandy J. Maguire

Associate Professor

Research Interests

Studying how factors such as family socioeconomic status (SES) influence brain and language development using EEG

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-3163
Office: CD_A126
Campus Mail Code: CD
Website: Developmental Neurolinguistics Laboratory


Dr. Mandy Maguire utilizes electrophysiological and behavioral methods to study language and cognitive development. Her recent work focuses on studying how a childhood in a low income environment might impact brain and language development, specifically related to word learning and vocabulary growth. Dr. Maguire uses new analysis techniques for EEG data — such as time frequency and coherence analyses — to address theoretical questions related to language processing, acquisition and development. Dr. Maguire earned her bachelor’s from Pennsylvania State University and her PhD from Temple University.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

Ralph, Y.K., Berinhout, K., & Maguire, M.J. (in press). Mothers’ use of spatial language with girls differs between preschool and kindergarten: A study of gender differences. Developmental Science.

Chiang, H-S., Spence, J., Eroh, J., Maguire, M.J., Kraut, M., & Hart, J. (2020). Multimodal feature binding in object memory retrieval using event related potentials: Implications for models of semantic memory. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 153, 116-123. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2020.04.024.

Ralph, Y.K., Schneider, J. M., Abel, A.D., & Maguire, M.J. (2020). Using the N400 Event Related Potential (ERP) to study word learning from context in children from low and higher-income homes. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 191, 1-15, DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104758.

Maguire, M. J. & Schneider, J.M. (2019). Socioeconomic status related differences in resting state EEG activity correspond to differences in vocabulary and working memory in grade school. Brain and Cognition, 137, 1-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.bandc.2019.103619.

Schneider, J.M & Maguire, M.J. (2019). Developmental differences in the neural correlates supporting semantics and syntax during sentence processing. Developmental Science. 22(4), DOI: 10.111/desc.12782.

Maguire, M.J., Schneider, J.M., Middleton, A.E., Ralph, Y, Lopez, M., Ackerman, R.A., & Abel, A.D. (2018). Vocabulary knowledge mediates the link between socioeconomic status and word learning in grade school. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 679-695. DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.10.003.

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