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Aaron Newman


Department of Psychology and Neuroscience , Department of Psychiatry , Department of Surgery , Department of Pediatrics

Email: Aaron.Newman@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-6959
Fax: (902) 494-6585
Mailing Address: 
Dalhousie University Life Sciences Centre 1355 Oxford Street PO Box 15000 Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Neuroimaging
  • Language
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Aphasia
  • Deafness
  • Gesture
  • Second language acquisition
  • Sign language


BA(hons) University of Winnipeg
MSc University of Oregon
PhD University of Oregon
PDF University of Rochester

Research Interests

Neuroimaging (fMRI, ERP, MEG, DTI), neuroplasticity of language (second language acquisition, aphasia treatment, sign language, individual differences in language processing), deafness, hearing loss, cognitive training, gestures, and biological motion.

Selected Publications

• Cowper-Smith, C., Green, J., Maessen, H., Bance, M., and Newman, A.J.. (2013). Refractory Effects and Distribution of the N1 Event-Related Potential in Experienced Cochlear Implant Patients. International Journal of Audiology, 52(2), 104-112. doi:10.3109/14992027.2012.743044
• Newman, A.J., Kenny, S., Saint-Aubin, J., and Klein, R.M.. (2013). Can skilled readers perform a second task in parallel? A functional connectivity MRI study. Brain and Language, 124(1), 84-95. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2012.11.009
• Wilson, K.R., O’Rourke, H.M., Wozniak, L., Kostopoulos, E., Marchand, Y., and Newman, A.J.. (2012). Effects of intensive aphasia therapy on the N400: Evidence from chronic aphasics. Brain and Language, 123(2), 94-103. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2012.06.005
• Newman, A. J., Tremblay, A., Nichols, E. S., Neville, H. J., and Ullman, M. T.. (2012). The influence of language proficiency on lexical semantic processing in native and late learners of English. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(5), 1205–23. doi:10.1162/jocn a 00143
• D’Arcy, R. C. N., Bardouille, T., Newman, A. J., McWhinney, S. R., Debay, D., Sadler, R. M., Clarke, D. B., and Esser, M. J.. (2013). Spatial MEG Laterality maps for language: Clinical applications in epilepsy. Human Brain Mapping. doi:10.1002/hbm.22024