Roxana Botezatu

PhD

Educational Background

• Post Doctoral – Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation, Drexel University and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
• Doctor of Philosophy – Communication Sciences and Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University
• Master of Arts – Rhetoric, Carnegie Mellon University
• Bachelor of Arts – Journalism and German, Ithaca College

Research Interests

I employ bilingualism and post-stroke aphasia as platforms for investigating the cognitive mechanisms underlying word recognition and retrieval in adults. Specifically, I use behavioral and electrophysiological measures to evaluate:
• dynamics of spoken and written word recognition
• the relationship between language production and comprehension
• error monitoring in speech production
• bidirectional cross-linguistic transfer
• desirable difficulties in language learning and rehabilitation

Selected Publications

• Botezatu, M.R., Miller, C.A., & Misra, M. (2015). An ERP study of visual rhyming effects in native and non-native English speakers. NeuroReport, 26(3), 118–123. doi:10.1097/WNR.0000000000000311.
• Botezatu, M.R., Landrigan, J.-F., Chen, Q. & Mirman, D. (2015). Phonological neighborhood density modulates errors in spoken word recognition. In D. C. Noelle, R. Dale, A. S. Warlaumont, J. Yoshimi, T. Matlock, C. D. Jennings, & P. P. Maglio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 250-255). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
• Botezatu, M.R. & Mirman, D. (2014). A link between lexical competition and fluency in aphasia. Proceedings of the Academy of Aphasia 52nd Annual Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00022.

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