Corinne M. Allen

PhD Candidate

 

Department of Psychology, Rice University

Contact


C.Allen@rice.edu
Office: Sewall Hall, 121

Phone: (713) 348-2215


6100 Main St., MS-25

Psychology Department

Rice University

Houston, TX 77005

Download full CV: AllenCM_CV.pdf


Education
Rice University, Houston, TX
    M.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2010
          Thesis:
Task switching and short-term retention: The role of memory in task switching
             performance


    Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2012
         Dissertation:
Inhibitory control mechanisms and their role in task switching: A multi-
           methodological approach

University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
    B.S. in Psychology, with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, 2005
         Thesis:
Predictors and correlates of successful outcome in ABA Therapy

Research Interests
Cognitive Neuroscience
    Executive function, short-term/working memory, semantics

Cognitive Neuropsychology
    Memory and language disorders, e.g., aphasia, Alzheimer’s disease

Publications
Allen, C. M., & Martin, R. C. (In preparation). Short-term phonological retention as
     support for task switching: Evidence from older adults and patients with aphasia.

Allen, C. M., Martin, R. C., & Martin, N. (2011). Relations between short-
     term memory deficits and executive function.
Aphasiology, 26, 428-461.
Martin, R.C. & Allen, C. (2012). Case Studies in Neuropsychology. In
Handbook of
     Research Methods in Psychology. American Psychological Association.
Martin, R. C. & Allen, C. M. (2008). A disorder of executive function and its role in
     language processing.
Seminars in Speech and Language, 29(3), 201-210.

Published Abstracts
Allen, C. M., Hamilton, A. C., & Martin, R. C. (2011). Semantic short-term memory
     deficits and semantic control.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Procedia, 23, 199-200.
Allen, C. M. & Martin, R. C. (2010). Role of phonological short-term memory in
     global but not local task switch costs.
Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 15, 91.
Allen, C. M. & Martin, R. C. (2010). Role for phonological short-term memory in the
     task switching component of executive function.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
     Procedia, 6, 68-69.

Presentations and Posters

Allen, C. M., & Martin, R. C. (2012). Support for multiple inhibition factors: Evidence from dissociations in aging. Poster presented at Determinants of Executive Function and Dysfunction Conference, Boulder, CO.

Allen, C. M., Hamilton, A. C., & Martin, R. C. (2011). Semantic short-term memory deficits and semantic control. Paper presented at Rice University Cognitive Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Martin, R. C., Allen, C. M., & Martin, N. (2011). Semantic short-term memory, semantic processing, and executive function. Paper presented at the International Conference on Memory, York, England.

Allen, C. M. (2011). The role for inhibition in task switching. Paper presented at Rice University Cognitive Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Allen, C. M. (2011). The role for phonological short-term memory in task switching. Paper presented at Rice University Department of Psychology Colloquium.

Allen, C. M., Vuong, L., & Martin, R. C. (2010). The left inferior frontal gyrus, interference resolution, and semantic short-term memory. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Canada.

Allen, C. M. & Martin, R. C. (2010). Executive function and short-term memory: Implications for interpreting executive deficits. Poster presented at Determinants of Executive Function & Dysfunction Conference: “Genetic and Experiential Influences on Executive Function”, Boulder, Colorado.

Allen, C. M. & Martin, R. C. (2009). Independence of short-term memory deficits and the shifting component of executive function. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Boston, MA and The Southwest Cognition Conference: ARMADILLO, Houston, TX.

Allen, C. M. & Martin, R. C. (2009). Relations between short-term memory deficits and executive function. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, California.

Martin, R. C. & Allen, C. M. (2008). Relations between short-term memory deficits and executive function. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland.

Mortensen, L., Martin, R. C., Allen, C. M., & Slevc, L. R. (2008). Short-term memory demands in speech production: Evidence from picture description. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, Turku, Finland.

Allen, C. M. & Martin, R.C. (2008). Relations between short-term memory deficits and executive function. Rice University Cognitive Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Allen, C. M. (2008). Proactive interference in patients with STM deficits: Support for an inhibitory account of semantic STM. Rice University Cognitive Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Allen, C. M. (2007). Task switching: Investigating an executive function. Rice University Cognitive Psychology Research Seminar, Houston, TX.

Allen, C. M., Christopher, C., & Lott, J. (2005). The effect of caffeine on endurance in mice. University of Mary Washington Psi Chi Symposium, Fredericksburg, VA.

Allen, C. M., Cola, K., Liss, M., Moriarity, J., & Polk, E. (2004). Predictors and correlates of successful outcome in ABA therapy. Paper presented at the Virginia Psychological Association, Roanoke, VA and University of Mary Washing Psi Chi Symposium, Fredericksburg, VA; poster presented at The Commonwealth Autism Service: The Autism Project of Virginia (TAP-VA), Richmond, VA.

Allen, C. M., Mattson, M., & Fawley, E. (2003). Recall strategies: A comparison of mnemonic devices in Mary Washington College students and elementary students. University of Mary Washington Psi Chi Symposium, Fredericksburg, VA.


References available upon request.


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