John Connolly
Professor, Linguistics and Languages

Dr. John Connolly is a Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages, Faculty in the McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering, Associate Member in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, and a member of the MiNDS Neuroscience program. He is the Director of the ARiEAL research centre, and Co-Director of the Language, Memory, and Brain labs (LMBlabs). He has held the Senator William McMaster Chair in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language since 2010. Dr. Connolly received his Master’s in Psychology from the University of Saskatoon, and his Ph.D. in Psychology from King’s College, University of London. His major area of investigation involves brain imaging markers of attention, language and memory function in brain injuries associated with coma, unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, and concussion. Connolly’s work has been crucial in the development of tools that enable the assessment of cognitive functioning in patients who are unable to communicate through language or gesture.
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