Zofia Wodniecka

Dr. Zofia Wodniecka

Research Focus

Bilingualism:

  • cognitive consequences of bilingualism
  • language processing in bilinguals

Publications

Title Source (Journal/Book/Conference) Authors/Presenters Published On Type
Inhibitory Control in Bilinguals and Musicians: Event Related Potential (ERP) Evidence for Experience-Specific Effects PLOS one Moreno S, Wodniecka Z, Tays W, Alain C, Bialystok E 1397707200 Journal Article
Conflict resolution in sentence processing by bilinguals Journal of Neurolinguistics Moreno S, Bialystok E, Wodniecka Z, Alain C 1288584000 Journal Article
Does bilingualism help memory? Competing effects of verbal ability and executive control International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism Wodniecka Z, Craik FIM, Luo L, Bialystok E 1283486400 Journal Article
Resolution of conflict by bilinguals and musicians: Evidence from ERPs COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM 2009 Moreno S, Bialystok E, Wodniecka Z, Alain C 1237867200 Abstract

Education

  • 2004: Ph.D., Psychology, Jagiellonian University Cracow, Poland
  • 1998: M.A., Psychology, Jagiellonian University Cracow, Poland

Academic Appointments

  • 2005–2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rotman Research Institute , Baycrest, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2005–2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2005–2011: Contract Faculty, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 2004–2005: Researcher and Contract Faculty, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
  • 2002–2003: Visiting Researcher, Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, PA, USA
  • 1999–2002: Contract Faculty, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1998–2002: Junior Researcher and Teaching Assistant, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2006: Principal Investigator grant, Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE)
  • 2004: Doctoral Dissertation Distinction, Jagiellonian University Department of Philosophy
  • 2002: Fulbright Junior Research Grant, Pennsylvania State University, 1 year
  • 2001: Dissertation Grant, National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN) , 2 years

Research Projects

Impact of bilingualism on memory. Evidence from Process Dissociation Procedure.
Supervisors:
Fergus Craik (Rotman Research Institute) and Ellen Bialystok (York University).

Conflict monitoring during linguistic processing in bilinguals and monolinguals. ERP investigation. Supervisors: Ellen Bialystok (York University); Fergus Craik (Rotman Research Institute), Collaborator: Claude Alain (Rotman Research Institute).

Efficiency of Inhibitory control in bilinguals and monolinguals. ERP Investigation. Supervisor: Ellen Bialystok (York University); Fergus Craik (Rotman Research Institute), Collaborator: Claude Alain (Rotman Research Institute).

Response to bivalent and univalent stimuli by monolinguals and bilinguals. Testing liable attention hypotheses. Supervisors: Bialystok (York University); Fergus Craik (Rotman Research Institute)

Bilinguals and multitasking. Driving simulator study. Supervisor: Bialystok (York University); Fergus Craik (Rotman Research Institute) Collaborator: Jason Telner (York University). Cognitive processes associated with second language use.
Jagiellonian University, Poland. Funded by a grant from the Polish Ministry of Science and Education.

Contact

The Rotman Research Institute
Baycrest
3560 Bathurst Street, 918
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M6A 2E1 Phone: 416-785-2500 x3595 Email: zwodniecka@rotman-baycrest.on.ca Fax: 416-785-2862