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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Leidy Castro-Meneses

BPsych USCO, PhD Macq.

Leidy Castro-Meneses

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact Details

Office : 3.727
email : leidy.castro-meneses@mq.edu.au

External Address

Department of Linguistics
The Australian Hearing Hub

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

Profile

Leidy was a psychologist/researcher working with prison and indigenous populations in Colombia before moving to Australia and completing a PhD in Human Cognition and Brain Sciences at Macquarie University in 2016. Since then, she has held post-doctoral research fellowships in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Macquarie University in Sydney. Her research uses eye-tracking, neuroimaging, non-invasive brain stimulation and behavioural methods to understand the cognitive processes underpinning cognitive load, learning and inhibitory control. She has a particular interest in how inhibition can be improved in those prone to violent behaviour.

Awards

  • Macquarie University, Faculty of Human Sciences HDR Excellence Award (2017), Castro-Meneses, L.
  • Macquarie University Postgraduate Research Fund (PGRF) Deputy Vice Chancellor's Commendation (2013), Castro-Meneses, L.

Selected Teaching Experience

  • PSY105 - Introduction to Psychology II, Tutor (2012)
  • PSY104 - Introduction to Psychology I, Tutor (2013)
  • PSYC105 - Introduction to Psychology II, Tutor (2013)
  • COGS702 - Advanced Principles of Cognitive Science: Attention and Action, Invited Lecturer (2017)

Selected Publications

Books

  • Cabrera, E., Mendez, A., Castro, L., & Contreras, F. (2010). Boys and Girls Labourers: The big ones excluded. Neiva, Colombia: Litocentral Ltda.

Periodicals

  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Vocal response inhibition is enhanced by anodal tDCS over the right prefrontal cortex. Experimental Brain Research, 234(1), 185-195. doi:10.1007/s00221-015-4452-0
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2016). Event-related fields evoked by vocal response inhibition: A comparison of younger and older adults. Experimental Brain Research, 234(6), 1525-1535. doi:10.1007/s00221-016-4555-2
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2015). The effects of impulsivity and proactive inhibition on reactive inhibition and the go process: Insights from vocal and manual stop signal tasks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 529. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00529

Published Abstracts

  • Kruger, J., Doherty, S., & Castro-Meneses, L. (In Press). Validating measurements of cognitive load during video processing by L2 students [Abstract]. Applied Linguistic Association of Australia annual meeting. doi:10.4225/03/583b74cda11d7

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., & Sowman, P.F. (2016, July). The effects of impulsivity and proactive inhibition on reactive inhibition and the go process: Insights from vocal and manual stop signal tasks. Poster session presented at the 22nd World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA), Sydney.
  • Castro-Meneses, L. (2016, March). TMS. Presentation given at the CCD High School Work Experience Program, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Sowman, P., & Castro-Meneses, L. (2015, December). Proactive inhibition enhances sensorimotor synchronisation. Poster session presented at the 2nd Conference of the Australian Music & Psychology Society (AMPS), Sydney.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2014, November). Enhancing inhibition with anodal tDCS. Colloquium at the Department of Social Medicine, Universidad Surcolombiana, Colombia.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.J. & Sowman, P. (2014, August). Prefrontal anodal tDCS enhances inhibition. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P. (2014, June). Prefrontal AtDCS enhances vocal and manual reactive inhibition. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P.F. (2014, June). Enhancing inhibition with anodal tDCS. Colloquium at the MEG Laboratory, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Medical Psychology, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • Castro-Meneses, L.J., Sowman, P., & Johnson, B.W. (2012, December). Statistical segmentation of streams of syllables: A pilot EEG study. Poster session presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • Castro-Meneses, L., Johnson, B.W., & Sowman, P. (2012, August). Segmentation of streams of syllables based on non-adjacent transitional probabilities: A pilot MEG study. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Castro, L. (2008, December). Social representation of masculine identity for men who have maltreated their partner - Man is like a petal, if he is touched, he is disarmed. Presentation given at the The III International Colloquium on Men and Masculinity studies, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia.

Further Information

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Contact Details

Telephone: (02) 9850 9599
Fax : (02) 9850 6059
Email : cogsci@mq.edu.au
Web : www.cogsci.mq.edu.au