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Our Faculty and Staff - Christopher M. Grindrod, Ph.D.

(207) 581-2014

christopher.grindrod@maine.edu

Christopher Grindrod is an Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Member of the Center on Aging, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering at the University of Maine. He obtained his PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In his research program, he works at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and acquired language disorders. Specifically, his research focuses on the effects of aging and brain damage on language comprehension processes in the cerebral hemispheres. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for a number of prominent journals in the field of neurolinguistics, including Brain and Language, Journal of Neurolinguistics and Neuropsychologia.

 

Education

  • PhD (2004) McGill University
  • MA (1999) McGill University
  • BA (1996) University of Western Ontario (now Western University)

Courses

  • CSD 481: Phonological Development and Phonetics
  • CSD 482: Neuroscience for Communication Disorders
  • CSD 487: Disorders of Speech and Language
  • CSD 601: Seminar in Research Methods

Association Memberships

  • Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society for the Neurobiology of Language

Selected Publications (2008 – present)

  • Grindrod, C.M., Garnett, E.O., Malyutina, S., & den Ouden, D.B. (2014). Effects of representational distance between meanings on the neural correlates of semantic ambiguity. Brain and Language, 139, 23-35.
  • Grindrod, C.M. (2012). Effects of left and right hemisphere damage on sensitivity to global context during lexical ambiguity resolution. Aphasiology, 26, 933-952.
  • Loucks, T.M., Ofori, E., Grindrod, C.M., De Nil, L.F., & Sosnoff, J.J. (2010). Auditory motor integration in oral and manual effectors. Journal of Motor Behavior, 42, 233-239.
  • Monetta, L., Grindrod, C.M., & Pell, M.D. (2009). Irony comprehension and theory of mind deficits in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Cortex, 45, 972-981.
  • Bilenko, N.Y., Grindrod, C.M., Myers, E.B., & Blumstein, S.E. (2009). Neural correlates of semantic competition during processing of ambiguous words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 960-975.
  • Britton, B., Blumstein, S.E., Myers, E.B., & Grindrod, C.M. (2009). The role of spectral and durational properties on hemispheric asymmetries in vowel perception. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1096-1106.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Bilenko, N.Y., Myers, E.B., & Blumstein, S.E. (2008). The role of the left inferior frontal gyrus in implicit semantic competition and selection: An event-related fMRI study. Brain Research, 1229, 167-178.
  • Monetta, L., Grindrod, C.M., & Pell, M.D. (2008). Effects of working memory capacity on inference generation during story comprehension in adults with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 21, 400-417.

Selected Presentations (2008 – present)

  • Bulkes, N.Z. & Grindrod, C.M. (2014, September). Disambiguating models of idiom comprehension: Context effects on figurative and literal meaning retrieval. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Garnett, E.O., Malyutina, S., & Den Ouden, D.B. (2014, September). Distance between word meanings modulates the neural correlates of semantic ambiguity. Poster presented at the 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.
  • Bulkes, N.Z. & Grindrod, C.M. (2014, April). Getting over the hill: Effects of verbal fluency on age-related changes in ambiguous idiom comprehension. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Garnett, E.O., Malyutina, S., & Den Ouden, D.B. (2014, April). Effects of distance between meanings on the neural correlates of semantic ambiguity. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Bulkes, N.Z. & Grindrod, C.M. (2014, March). Understanding ambiguous idioms in context: Clearing the air on compositional and noncompositional views. Poster presented at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Raizen, A.L. & Grindrod, C.M. (2013, March). Age-related effects in resolving ambiguity: Evidence from an idiom comprehension task with younger and older adults. Poster presented at the Eleventh International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Raizen, A.L., Garnett, E.O., Malyutina, S., & den Ouden, D.B. (2013, March). Neural correlates of semantic ambiguity modulated by representational distance between meanings. Poster presented at the Eleventh International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Loucks, T.M., Ofori, E., Grindrod, C.M., De Nil, L.F., & Sosnoff, J.J. (2010, June). Auditory motor integration in oral and manual effectors. Poster presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tucson, Arizona.
  • Deschamps, I., Tremblay, P., Grindrod, C.M., Phillips, N.A., Baum, S.R., & Gracco, V.L. (2010, April). Neural correlates of phonological and semantic priming. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Loucks, T.M., & Sosnoff, J.J. (2009, October). Intraindividual response time variability during on-line sentence comprehension in left- and right-brain-damaged patients. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sosnoff, J.J., Knapik, D., Grindrod, C.M., DeNil, L.F., Ambrose, N.G., Carlton, L.G., & Loucks, T.M. (2009, October). Auditory motor memory. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Grindrod, C.M., Loucks, T.M., & Sosnoff, J.J. (2009, October). Intraindividual response time variability during on-line sentence comprehension in left- and right-brain-damaged patients. Poster presented at the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Monetta, L., Grindrod, C.M., & Pell, M.D. (2009, October). Impaired theory of mind and irony comprehension in Parkinson’s disease. Poster presented at the Academy of Aphasia, Boston, Massachusetts.

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