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Department of Cognitive Science

Margaret Ryan

Margaret Ryan

PhD Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.745
Phone : +61 2 9850 2984
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
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External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Thesis Details

Moved nouns in experiencer-verb sentences: Syntactic and semantic stages in sentence comprehension.

  • Scholarship : MQRES
  • Workload : part time
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Paul Sowman, Professor Linda Cupples and Professor Lyndsey Nickels

Selected Publications


  • Sowman, P., Ryan, M., Johnson, B.W., Savage, G., Crain, S., Harrison, E., Martin, E., & Burianova, H. (2017). Grey matter volume differences in the left caudate nucleus of people who stutter. Brain and Language, 164, 9-15. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2016.08.009
  • Etchell, A.C., Ryan, M., Martin, E., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Abnormal time course of low beta modulation in non-fluent preschool children: A magnetoencephalographic study of rhythm tracking. NeuroImage, 125, 953-963. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.10.086

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Ryan, M., Nickels, L., Cupples, L., & Sowman, P. (2016, August). The propensity of psychological verbs for a stative or eventide interpretation. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Ryan, M., Gupta, J., & Cupples, L. (2000, November). Fluctuations in sentence comprehension: A case study. Paper presented at the 8th Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Albury.

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