Psychology Faculty

Megan A. Boudewyn
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Assistant Professor
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Phone
    831-459-5084 (messages)
  • Email
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  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 251
  • Office Hours (Winter 2024) by appointment
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Cognitive Science, Cognition, Psychology, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, Neuroscience

Summary of Expertise

Cognitive neuroscience, human electrophysiology, language processing, attention, cognitive control

Research Interests

Megan Boudewyn's area of specialization is cognitive neuroscience, with primary research interests in language processing and comprehension. Current research projects are aimed at understanding the role of cognitive control and attention in language comprehension, including how these processes operate in healthy individuals as well as how they are disrupted in clinical populations. In her research, she uses a variety of cognitive neuroscience methods to study questions related to these and other topics, particularly electrophysiological methods (EEG/ERPs) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

Biography, Education and Training

Megan Boudewyn is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis. After completing her post-doctoral work in translational cognitive neuroscience at UCD, she went on to join the faculty of the UC Davis Medical Center as an Assistant Project Scientist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences before coming to UCSC. 

Honors, Awards and Grants

2018 NARSAD Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

        "tDCS-Induced Changes in EEG and Behavioral Markers of Cognitive Control during Language Comprehension"

2020 R21 MH120383, National Institute of Mental Health

        "Effects of PFC tDCS on Cognitive Control, Attention Lapses and Coordinated Neural Activity in the Theta and Alpha Bands"