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Neurolinguistik / Neurolinguistics: Dos Santos Sequeira, Sarah

Dos Santos Sequeira, Sarah, Dipl.-Psych.
Project: SFB 471
Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft 
Universität Konstanz 
Fach D 174 
78457 Konstanz 
Germany

sarah.sequeira/at/uni-konstanz.de

tel.:   +49 (0) 7531 88-2927
room: F 549

 

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Research / Professional Interests

 

Brain asymmetries

Speech perception / Speech lateralization

Functional brain organization

Cognitive Neuroscience

Neurolinguistics

Brain imaging methods: sMRI, fMRI, EEG

Behavioral methods: Dichotic listening

 

Biographical Sketch
2004 - 2008

PhD-Stipend in Integrated Neuroscience, University of Bergen, Norway. Topic of the dissertation project: “The effects of background noise on ear asymmetry in dichotic listening – behaviour and imaging results” (Prof. K. Hugdahl).

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2004

Diploma (Psychology), University of Trier, Germany. Topic of the diploma thesis: “Strukturelle Hirnasymmetrie des Planum temporale und Morphologie des Corpus callosum in Abhängigkeit von funktionaler Sprachlateralisierung, Händigkeit und Geschlecht – eine magnetresonanztomografische Untersuchung“ (Prof. W. Wittling).

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1999 - 2000

Studies in Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

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1999

Intermediate Exam (Psychology), University of Leipzig, Germany.

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1997

High-school diploma, Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium / Lycée Franco-Allemand, Saarbrücken, Germany.

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Academic and Graduate Appointments
since April 2008

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, FB Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz, Germany.

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2002 - 2004

Research Assistant, Center for Neuropsychological Research (znf), University of Trier, Germany.

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2000

Research Assistant, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Research Laboratory, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

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1999 – 2000

Research Assistant, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

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Publications
Peer Reviewed Papers
2004

Westerhausen, R., Kreuder, F., Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Woerner, W., Walter, C., Wittling, R. A., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2004). Effects of handedness and gender on macro- and microstructure of the corpus callosum and its subregions: a combined high-resolution and diffusion-tensor MRI study. Cognitive Brain Research, 21 (3), 418-426.

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2006

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Woerner, W., Walter, C., Kreuder, F., Lueken, U., Westerhausen, R., Wittling, R. A., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2006). Handedness, dichotic-listening ear advantage, and gender effects on planum temporale asymmetry – A volumetric investigation using structural magnetic resonance imaging. Neuropsychologia, 44, 622-636.

Westerhausen, R., Kreuder, F., Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Walter, C., Woerner, W., Wittling, R. A., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2006). The association of macro- and microstructure of the corpus callosum and language lateralisation. Brain and Language, 97, 80-90.

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2008

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Specht, K., Hämäläinen, H., & Hugdahl, K. (2008). The effects of different intensity levels of background noise on dichotic listening to consonant-vowel syllables. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00664.x.

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Specht, K., Hämäläinen, H., & Hugdahl, K. (2007). The effects of background noise on dichotic listening to consonant-vowel syllables. Brain and Language, DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2008.06.001.

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Popular Scientific Articles
2007

Dos Santos Sequeira, S. (07.08.2007)Verkehrslärm wirkt störend auf’s Gehirn. Ostsee-Zeitung.

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Professional Conference Presentations
2003

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Walter, C., Kreuder, F., Woerner, W., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2003, June). Volumetric measurement of the planum temporale and speech lateralization in left- and right-handers. Poster presented at the “29. Arbeitstagung Psychophysiologische Methodik 2003 (APM 2003)”, Institute for Psychology at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Walter, C., Westerhausen, R., Kreuder, F., Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Woerner, W., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2003, June). Macro- and microstructure of the Corpus Callosum: a diffusion-tensor and high resolution MR imaging study in left- and right-handers. Poster presented at the “29. Arbeitstagung Psychophysiologische Methodik 2003 (APM 2003)”, Institute for Psychology at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Woerner, W., Walter, C., Kreuder, F., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2003, September). Volume of the right and left planum temporale, dichotic-listening ear advantage, and handedness: A structural MRI study of the auditory cortex. Poster presented at the International Conference on Auditory Cortex 2003, Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Magdeburg, Germany.

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2004

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Kreuder, F., Woerner, W., Lüken, U., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2004, September). Asymmetrien in der Makrostruktur des Planum Temporale (PT): Einfluss von Händigkeit, Geschlecht und Sprachlateralisation. Oral presentation and poster presented at the „44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS)“, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

Smit, C.M., Westerhausen, R., Kreuder, F., Walter, C., Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Wittling, R. A., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2004, September). Relevanz von strukturellen Variationen im Aufbau des Corpus callosum für die kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit. Poster presented at the „44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS)“, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

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2005

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Woerner, W., Walter, C., Kreuder, F., Schweiger, E., & Wittling, W. (2005, June). Effects of handedness, speech lateralization, and gender on planum temporale asymmetry – A macrostructural MR investigation. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dos Santos Sequeira, S. (2005, August). Effects of background noise on brain asymmetry in a dichotic listening paradigm. Poster presented at the Summer School “Methods in Integrated Neuroscience” of the International Center for Integrated Neuroscience (ICIN), Greifswald, Germany.

2006

Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Specht, K., & Hugdahl, K. (2006, June). Effects of background noise on brain asymmetry in dichotic listening – an fMRI investigation. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), Florence, Italy. Dos Santos Sequeira, S., Specht, K., & Hugdahl, K. (2006, Oktober). Does background noise affect hemisphere asymmetry for speech processing? – An fMRI study. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.

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Teaching
2006

Supervision – B.A. Students Completing a Research Term Paper, University of Bergen, Norway

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Honors and Awards
2004 - 2007

Stipend of the International Center for Integrated Neuroscience (ICIN)/ Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, funded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung.

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2005

Travel Award at the Conference Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM), funded by the National Institute of Mental Health of the NIH.

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Professional Affiliations and Organizations

The National Honor Society in Psychology Psi Chi.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).

Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR).

Doctoral Student Representative of the Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network.

 

 

   
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