Aneta Kielar

Dr. Aneta Kielar, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital

Research Focus

My primary research interests lie in investigating the neural changes associated with neurological disorders and healthy aging. I am interested in the integration of behavioural and neuroimaging measures of brain function, with goal to understand changes in cognitive functioning associated with brain damage and recovery. I would like to direct my research efforts to identify factors which affect our producing and understanding of language, and how these are influenced by stroke, neurological disorders and healthy aging.


Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Electrophysiological signatures of phonological and semantic maintenance in sentence repetition. Neuroimage Meltzer JA, †Kielar A, Panamsky L, Links K, Deschamps T, Leigh RC 1505707200 Journal Article
Functional reorganization of language networks for semantics and syntax in chronic stroke: Evidence from MEG. Human Brain Mapping Kielar A, Deschamps T, Jokel R, Meltzer JA 1472702400 Journal Article
Identifying dysfunctional cortex: Dissociable effects of stroke and aging on resting state dynamics in MEG and fMRI. Front Aging Neurosci Kielar A, Deschamps T, Chu RK, Jokel R, Khatamian YB, Chen JJ, Meltzer JA 1456981200 Journal Article
(2015). Localization of electrophysiological responses to semantic and syntactic anomalies in language comprehension with MEG Neuroimage Kielar A, Panamsky L, Meltzer JA 1421902800 Journal Article
Localization of neural networks for sentence processing in healthy adults and stroke participants. Seniors Health Knowledge Network Making Connections Webinar Series Kielar A 1421902800 Presentation
Oscillatory responses to semantic and syntactic violations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Kielar A, Meltzer JA, Moreno S, Bialystok E, Alain C 1401854400 Journal Article
Neural Bases of Sentence Processing: Evidence from Neurolinguistic and Neuroimaging Studies The Oxford Handbook of Language Production Thompson C K, Kielar A 1390366800 Book Chapter
Stroke induced reorganization of the neural networks for sentence comprehension, and relationship to perilesional dysfunction revealed by MEG and ASL Frontiers 52nd Annual Meeting of Academy of Aphasia Kielar A, Deschamps T, Chu R K O, Panamsky L, Khatamian Y B, Chen J J, and Meltzer J A 1390366800 Abstract
Electrophysiological responses to argument structure violations in healthy adults and individuals with agrammatic aphasia Neuropsychologia Kielar A, Meltzer-Assher A, Thompson CK 1327208400 Journal Article
Morphological aspects of agrammatic aphasia Perspectives on Agrammatism Thompson C K, Kielar A, Fix S F 1327208400 Book Chapter
The role of semantic and phonological factors in word recognition: An ERP cross-modal priming study of derivational morphology Neuropsychologia Kielar A, Joanisse MF 1318996800 Journal Article
Neural correlates of covert and overt production of tense and agreement morphology: Evidence from fMRI. Journal of Neurolinguistics Kielar A, Fix SC, Bonakdarpour B, Thompson CK 1318996800 Journal Article
Graded effects of regularity in language revealed by N400 indices of morphological priming Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Kielar A, Joanisse MF 1255924800 Journal Article
Priming English past tense verbs: Rules or statistics Journal of Memory and Language Kielar A, Joanisse MF, Hare ML 1225425600 Journal Article
Neuropsychological differentiation of late onset schizophrenia and fronto-temporal dementia Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Zakzanis KK, Kielar A, Young DA, Boulos, M 1004504400 Journal Article


  • 2008: Ph.D., Cognition & Perception, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
  • 2003: M.A., Cognitive Psychology, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario
  • 2000: B.Sc. Honors, Psychology/Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario

Academic Appointments

  • 2011–Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2010–2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • 2008–2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2007: Western Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
  • 2007: Alzheimer’s Society Graduate Research Award, Alzheimer’s Society, London, Ontario
  • 2006: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 2006: Western Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario
  • 2004: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • 2003: Ontario Graduate Scholarship for Science and Technology (OGSST)
  • 2002: Special University Scholarship
  • 2001: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
  • 1999: The University of Toronto Women’s Association Lois Dove Memorial Scholarship

Curriculum Vitae


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