Max Wolpert

Academic title(s): 

PhD Student

Max Wolpert
Drs. Shari Baum and Karsten Steinhauer (Supervisors)
Contact Information
Email address: 
max.a.wolpert [at]

Master's in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, BSc in Chemistry and Hispanic Linguistics

Professional activities: 

Graduate Students' Association for Neuroscience

Research areas: 
Bilingual learners and speakers
Healthy adults
Current research: 

In my PhD I am using electroencephalography (EEG) to study how a person's first language can be forgotten or modified, a process known as first language attrition. I am especially interested in the impact of second language knowledge on first language grammatical processing. To study this, I am recruiting Chinese-English bilingual immigrants in Montreal who report attrition effects in their first language Chinese. I am also collaborating with Professor Hui Zhang at Nanjing Normal University to test additional bilingual and monolingual populations in China.

Selected publications: 
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

McGill Faculty of Medicine Internal Studentship, Shuk-Tak Liang Fellowship
Graduate Scholar Stipend Award, Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music
Fullbright US Student Researcher Award
Mitacs Globalink Research Award
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT)






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