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Dr. Laura Batterink is an Assistant Professor in Psychology and a member of the Brain and Mind Institute at Western. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and completed postdoctoral training at Northwestern University. Her research focuses on understanding how implicit and explicit memory contribute to language acquisition and related learning mechanisms. She is also interested in examining how sleep-dependent memory consolidation processes contribute to different aspects of language and learning. Her research leverages EEG, event-related potentials (ERPs), polysomnography, and other neuroimaging methods. An underlying motivation of this work is to characterize how key aspects of language differ in terms of their processing and acquisition throughout the lifespan, with a view towards understanding difficulties characteristic of second-language acquisition.