Cognition, Aging, and Psychophysiology (CAP) Lab

Dr. Natalie Phillips
Department of Psychology, Concordia University.

CV/Publications

You can find a link to my complete CV here.

N.B.: The names of students/trainees/research fellows under my supervision appear underlined. I am senior and/or corresponding author on the publications in which my name appears in bold.

Book Chapters

Duncan, H.D. and Phillips, N.A. (2016). The Contribution of Bilingualism to Cognitive Reserve in Healthy Aging and Dementia. In E. Nicoladis & S. Montanari, Eds., Bilingualism Across the Lifespan: Factors moderating language proficiency. APA Books, pp. 305-322.

Julayanont, P., Phillips, N., Chertkow, H., and Nasreddine, Z.S. (2013). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA): Concept and Clinical Review. In A.J. Larner (Ed.), Cognitive Screening Instruments: A Practical Approach. Springer-Verlag, pp. 111-152. Available in PDF.

Peer-Reviewed

Phillips, N. A. (2016). The implications of cognitive aging for listening and the FUEL model. Ear and Hearing, 37, 44S-51S. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000309

Pichora-Fuller, M.K., Kramer, S.E., Eckert, M., Edwards, B., Hornsby, B., Humes, L.E., Lemke, U., Lunner, T., Matthen, M., Mackersie, C., Naylor, G., Phillips, N., Richter, M., Rudner, M., Sommers, M., Tremblay, K., Wingfield, A. (2016). Hearing impairment and cognitive energy: A framework for understanding effortful listening (FUEL). Ear and Hearing, 37, 5S-27S. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0000000000000312

Frtusova, J. B., & Phillips, N. A. (2016). The auditory-visual speech benefit on working memory in older adults with hearing impairment. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00490

Hinault, T., Lemaire, P., and Phillips, N. A. (2016). Aging and sequential modulations of poorer strategy effects: An EEG study in arithmetic problem solving. Brain Research, 1630, 144–158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2015.10.057

Jolly, T. A. D., Cooper, P. S., Wan Ahmadul Badwi, S. A., Phillips, N. A., Rennie, J.L., Levi, C. R., Drysdale, K. A., Parsons, M. W., Michie, P. T., & Karayanidis, F. (2016). Microstructural white matter changes mediate age‐related cognitive decline on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Psychophysiology, 53, 258-267. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12565

Schultz, B. G., O’Brien, I., Phillips, N., McFarland, D. H., Titone, D., & Palmer, C. (2015). Speech rates converge in scripted turn-taking conversations. Applied Psycholinguistics, 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0142716415000545

Phillips, N. A. (2014). Neuroplasticity as a model for bilingualism: Commentary on Baum and Titone. Applied Psycholinguistics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/S0142716414000484. Available in PDF.

Duncan, H.D., Segalowitz, N. and Phillips, N.A. (2014). Differences in L1 linguistic attention control between monolinguals and bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S136672891400025X. Available in PDF.

Freedman, M., Alladid, M., Chertkow, H., Bialystok, E., Craik, F.I.M., Phillips, N.A., Vasantak, D., Bapi Rajul, S., and Bak, T.H. (2014). Delaying Onset of Dementia: Are Two Languages Enough? Behavioral Neurology, 2014. Available in PDF.

Julayanont, P., Brousseau, M., Chertkow, H., Phillips, N., & Nasreddine, Z. S. (2014). Montreal Cognitive Assessment Memory Index Score, MoCA-MIS, As a Predictor of Mild Cognitive Impairment Conversion to Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of the American Geriatric Society. 62, 679-684. Available in PDF.

Trewartha, K.M. and Phillips, N.A. (2013). Detecting self-produced speech errors before and after articulation: An ERP investigation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 1-12. Available in PDF

Trewartha, K.M., Spilka, M.J., Penhune, V.B., Li, K.Z.H., and Phillips, N.A. (2013). Context updating processes facilitate response reprogramming in younger but not older adults. Psychology and Aging, 28(3), 701–713. Available in PDF.

Frtusova, J. B., Winneke, A., & Phillips, N. A. (2013). ERP evidence that auditory visual speech facilitates working memory in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging. e-pre-print: Feb 18 , 2013, doi: 10.1037/a0031243. Available in PDF.

Kousaie, S., and Phillips, N.A. (2012) Conflict monitoring and resolution: Are two languages better than one? Evidence from reaction time and event-related brain potentials. Brain Research, 1146, 71-90. Available in PDF.

** Johns, E. K., Phillips, N. A., Belleville, S., Goupil, D., Babins, L., Kelner, N., Ska, B., Gilbert, B., Massoud, F., de Boysson, C., Duncan, H., & Chertkow, H. (2012). Profile of Executive Functioning in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Disproportionate Deficits in Inhibitory Control. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-15. Available in PDF.
** Winner of the CIHR-Institute of Aging Age+ Award

Kousaie, S., and Phillips, N.A. (2011). Aging and bilingualism: Absence of a Abilingual advantage@ in Stroop interference in a non immigrant sample. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, iFirst, 1B14. Available in PDF.

Winneke, A., and Phillips, N.A. (2011). An investigation of age-related differences in audiovisual speech perception using event-related potentials. Psychology and Aging, 26(2), 427-438. Available in PDF.

** Kousaie, S., and Phillips, N.A. (2011). Age related Differences in Interlingual Priming: A Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigation." Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 18, 22B55. Available in PDF.
** Winner of the CIHR-Institute of Aging Age+ Award

de Boysson, C., Belleville, S., Phillips, N. A., Johns, E. K., Goupil, D., Souchay, C., Bouchard, R. and Chertkow, H. (2011). False recognition in Lewy body disease and frontotemporal dementia. Brain and Cognition, 75, 111 118. Available in PDF.

Karayanidis, F., Jamadar, S., Ruge, H., Phillips, N., Heathcote, A., and Forstmann, B.U. (2010). Advance preparation in task switching: Converging evidence from behavioral, model based and brain activation approaches. Frontiers in Cognition, 25, Article 1. Available in PDF.

Chertkow, H., Whitehead, V., Phillips, N., Wolfson, C., Atherton, J., & Bergman, H. (2010). Multilingualism (but not always bilingualism) delays the onset of Alzheimer's disease evidence from a bilingual community. Alzheimer's Disease & Associated Disorders, 24 (2), 118 125. Available in PDF.

Dwivedi, V.D., Drury, J.E., Molnar, M., Phillips, N.A., Baum, S., and Steinhauer, K. (2010). ERPs reveal sensitivity to hypothetical contexts in spoken discourse. NeuroReport, 21 (11), 791-795. Available in PDF.

Sinai, M., Phillips, N.A., Chertkow, H., and Kebani, N. (2010). Task switching performance reveals heterogeneity amongst patients with mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology, 24 (6), 757-774. Available in PDF.

Dwivedi, V.D., Phillips, N.A., Einegal, S., and Baum, S.R. (2010). The neural underpinnings of semantic ambiguity and anaphora. Brain Research, 1311, 93B109. Available in PDF.

Wittich, W., Phillips, N.A., Nasreddine, Z.S., and Chertkow, H. (2010). Sensitivity and specificity of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA B) modified for the Blind. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 104(6), 360-368. Available in PDF.

Montero Odasso, M., Bergman, H., Phillips, N.A., Wong, C.H., Sourial, N., and Chertkow, H. (2009). Dual tasking and gait in people with Mild Cognitive Impairment. The effect of working memory. BMC Geriatrics, 41. Available in PDF.

Johns, E. K., Phillips, N. A., Belleville, S., Goupil, D., Babins, L., Kelner, N., Ska, B., Gilbert, B., Inglis, G., Panisset, M., de Boysson, C., & Chertkow, H. (2009). Executive functions in frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body dementia. Neuropsychology, 23 (6), 765B777. Available in PDF.

Taler, V., Klepousniotou, E., & Phillips, N.A. (2009). Comprehension of lexical ambiguity in healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 47, 1332B1343. Available in PDF.

Taler, V. and Phillips, N.A. (2008). A Language performance in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment: A comparative review.@ Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30(5), 501-556. Available in PDF.

Goffaux, P., Phillips, N.A., Sinai, M., and Pushkar, D. (2008). "Neurophysiological measures of task set switching: Effects of working memory and aging. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 63B, P57-P66. Available in PDF.

Taler, V., & Phillips, N.A. (2007). Event related potential measures of lexical activation in Alzheimer's disease. Brain and Language, 103, 177-178. Available in PDF.

Sinai, M., Goffaux, P., Phillips, N.A. (2007). Cue- versus response-locked processes in backward inhibition: Evidence from ERPs. Psychophysiology, 44 (4), 596B609. Available in PDF.

Phillips, N.A., Klein, D., Mercier, J., and de Boysson, C. (2006). ERP measures of auditory word repetition and translation priming in bilinguals. Brain Research, 1125, 116-131. Available in PDF.

Goffaux, P., Phillips, N.A., Sinai, M., and Pushkar, D. (2006). Behavioural and electrophysiological measures of task switching during single and mixed-task conditions. Biological Psychology, 72, 278-290. Available in PDF.

Dwivedi, V., Phillips, N.A., Laguë-Beauvais, M., and Baum, S. (2006). An electrophysiological study of mood, modal context and anaphora. Brain Research, 1117, 135-153. Available in PDF.

Levinoff, E.J., Phillips, N.A., Verret, L., Babins, L., Kelner, N., Akerib, V., Chertkow, H. (2006). Cognitive estimation impairment in Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology, 20, 123-132. Available in PDF.

Published Abstracts

Phillips, N. A., Johns, E., Chertkow, H., and Nikelski, J. (2016). EEG Coherence and executive function in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. [Talk presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Minneapolis, MN, USA, September 21-25, 2016.]

Conley, A., Jolly, T., Rennie, J., Cooper, P., Bateman, G., Parsons, M., Levi, C., Phillips, N., Michie, P., and Karayanidis, F. (2016). Longitudinal changes in cerebrovascular health on white matter microstructure and cognitive performance. [Poster presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Minneapolis, MN, USA, September 21-25, 2016.]

Phillips, N. A., Ratnarajah, A.S., Powell, G.A., DeBoysson, C., Mellah, S., and Belleville, S. (submitted). The effect of cognitive training on EEG coherence and divided attention in healthy older adults. [Poster presented at the 53nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Florence, Italy, October 2013.]

Phillips, N. A., & Johns, E.K. (2012). ERP measures of inhibition on a go/no-go task in patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease, and healthy controls. Psychophysiology, 49, Suppl. 1, S91. [Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), New Orleans, LA, USA., September 19-23, 2012.]

Phillips, N. A., Johns, E.K., & Powell, G.A. (2012). ERP measures of working memory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer disease, and healthy controls. Psychophysiology, 49, Suppl. 1, S91. [Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), New Orleans, LA, USA., September 19-23, 2012.]

Frtusova, J. B., Duncan, H. D., Chertkow, H., Nasreddine, Z., & Phillips, N. A. (2012). A convergence between items on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Neuropsychological Tests in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A factor analysis. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 8, P360. [Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 14th – 19th, Vancouver: British Columbia].

Kousaie, S. & Phillips, N.A. Bilingualism and Cognitive Control in Healthy Older Adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1., pp.59-60. [Talk presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15-18, 2012, Montréal, Canada].

Frtusova, J. B., Duncan, H. D., Chertkow, H., Nasreddine, Z., & Phillips, N. A. (2012). Logistic Regression Analysis of the MoCA: Which Items Distinguish Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer disease? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1., pp. 273-274. [Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15th–18th, Montreal: Quebec].

Chertkow, H., Nasreddine, Z., Phillips, N., & Whitehead, V. In Mild Cognitive Impairment, Does the Severity of Impairment On the Moca (Montreal Cognitive Assessment) Predict Progression to Dementia? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1. [Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15-18, 2012, Montréal, Canada].

C. McHenry, V. Taler, S. Baum & N.A. Phillips. Comprehension of Phonetic and Prosodic Information with Audio visual and Linguistic cues in Alzheimer=s disease and mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1. [Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15-18, 2012, Montréal, Canada].

H. Chertkow, Z. Nasreddine, N. Phillips, L. Litwin & V. Whitehead. Low Tech Diagnostic Approach with the MoCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment) Fails to Distinguish Alzheimer's Disease from Frontotemporal Dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1. [Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15-18, 2012, Montréal, Canada].

J.B. Frtusova, H.D. Duncan, H. Chertkow, Z. Nasreddine & N.A. Phillips. Logistic Regression Analysis of the MoCA: Which Items Distinguish Normal Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer Disease? Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 45, Suppl. 1. [Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 15-18, 2012, Montréal, Canada].

Frtusova, J. B., Amarsi, J., & Phillips, N. A. (2011). Sensory processing affects working memory performance in noisy environment: An event-related potential study. Psychophysiology, 48, Suppl. 1, S107. [Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Boston, MA, USA.]

Kousaie, S., & Phillips, N.A. (2011, September). ERP measures of conflict monitoring and resolution in bilinguals and monolinguals. Psychophysiology, 48, Suppl. 1, S90. [Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Boston, MA, USA.]

McHenry, C., Trewartha, K., & Phillips, N.A. (2011, September). Error-related ERP components during speech production: Attenuation of the ERN in older adults. Psychophysiology, 48, Suppl. 1, S75. [Poster presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Boston, MA, USA.]

Johns, E. K., Davies, S., & Phillips, N. A. (2011, September). Differences in the Relationship Between EEG Coherence and Working Memory Performance in Young Adults and High and Low Performing Older Adults. Psychophysiology, 48, Suppl. 1, S75. [Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Boston, MA.]

Phillips, N., Chertkow, H., Nasreddine, N., Whitehead, V., Bishundayal, S., McHenry, C. (2011, February). Validation of Alternate Forms for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a Screening Test for Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 44, Suppl. 1., p. 291. [Poster presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 2-5, 2011, Boston, USA].

Phillips, N.A., Baum, S., and Taler, V. (2009). Audio visual speech perception in mild cognitive impairment and healthy elderly controls. Paper presented at the eighth International Conference on Auditory Visual Speech Processing (AVSP). University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK., September 10-13, 2009.

Winneke, A.H. & Phillips, N.A. (2009). Older and young adults use fewer neural resources during audiovisual than during auditory speech perception. Paper presented at the eighth International Conference on Auditory Visual Speech Processing (AVSP). University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK., September 10-13, 2009.

Kousaie, S. and Phillips, N.A. (2009). Lexical ambiguity resolution: Is there an advantage to being bilingual? Poster presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism 7, 8-11 July 2009, The Netherlands.

Pichora Fuller, M.K., Dupuis, K., Sheldon, S., & Phillips, N. (2008). Effects of age, sentence context, and noise vocoding on word identification: behavioural and electrophysiological findings. International Journal of Psychology, 43 (3/4 forthcoming). [Poster presented at the International Congress of Psychology, July 2008, Berlin, Germany.]

David, A. C., Grigorova, M., and Phillips, N.A. (2008). Estrogen and working memory in healthy young females: An event related potential study. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Halifax, N.S. Abstract published in Canadian Psychology, 49(2a).

Johns, E. K., Phillips, N. A., Belleville, S., Goupil, D., Babins, L., Kelner, N., Ska, B., Gilbert, B., Inglis, G., Massoud, F., Panisset, M., de Boysson, C., & Chertkow, H.(2008). Disproportionate deficits in inhibitory control: Profile of executive functioning in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 41, Suppl. 1, p252. [Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 6-9, 2008, Waikoloa, HI, USA.]

Johns, E. K., Phillips, N. A., Chertkow, H., Bergman, L., Solomon, S., Desormeau, J., & Nasreddine, Z. S.(2008). The Montreal Cognitive Assessment: Normative data in the community. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 41, Suppl. 1, p58. [Poster presented at the 36th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, February 6-9, 2008, Waikoloa, HI, USA.]

Taler, V., Trudeau Malo, J., & Phillips, N.A. (2007). The effects of neighborhood density and neighbor frequency on lexical processing: An ERP study. Psychophysiology, 44, Suppl. 1, S108.

Winneke, A.H. & Phillips, N.A. (2007). Assessing multisensory interactions during audio visual speech perception using ERP. Psychophysiology, 44, Suppl. 1, S36. [Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), October 17 21, 2007, Savannah, GA, USA.]

Dwivedi,V., Phillips, N.A., Einagel, S., & Baum, S. (2006). An EEG response to linguistic ambiguity. Psychophysiology, 43, Suppl. 1, S35. [Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, October 24 29, 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada.]

Taler, V., Klepousniotou, E., & Phillips, N.A. (2006). The many shades of lexical ambiguity. Psychophysiology, 43, Suppl. 1, S97. [Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, October 24 29, 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada.]

Montero Odasso, M., Bergman, H., Phillips, N., Wong, C., Sourial, N., & Chertkow, H.(2006). The effect of executive and memory dysfunction in gait performance in a cognitive impairment population. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society., 54:S154. [Poster presented at the International Congress on Gait and Mental function, February 3-5, 2006, Madrid, Spain. Presented at The Canadian Geriatrics Society, April 20-22, 2006, Vancouver, BC, Canada and at The American Geriatrics Society, May 3-7, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA.]

Sinai, M., & Phillips, N.A. (2005). Mild cognitive impairment and task switching: ERP and behavioural measures. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Suppl., 223. [Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, April 8-12, 2005, New York, NY, US.