Aurora I. Ramos Nuñez
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: ACN 106

Education: PhD in Developmental Psychology, University of Houston

Course Information

PSYC 1101 – Introduction to General Psychology
PSYC 3000 – Research Methods & Stats
PSYC 3200 – Foundations of Brain and Behavior
PSYC 3320 – Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSYC 4220 – Cognitive Psychology

Research Interests

Dr. Aurora Ramos Nuñez investigates cognitive processes such as language and bilingualism, memory, and cognitive control, defined as the ability to perform the task at hand while ignoring preponderant distractors, as well as the brain regions related to those processes.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Keehn, B., Brenner, L. A., Ramos, A. I., Lincoln, A. J., Marshall, S. P., & Müller, R. A. (2009) Eye movement patterns during an embedded figures test in children with ASD. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 383-387.
  2. Archila-Suerte, P., Zevin, J., Ramos, A. I., & Hernandez, A. E. (2013). The neural basis of non-native speech perception in bilingual children. Neuroimage, 67, 51-63.
  3. Vaughn, K. A., Greene, M. R., Ramos-Nunez, A. I., & Hernandez, A. E. (2015). The importance of neuroscience in understanding bilingual cognitive control: A commentary on "Bilingual advantages in executive functioning either do not exist or are restricted to very specific and undetermined circumstances" by Paap et al. . Cortex.
  4. Vaughn, K. A., Ramos-Nuñez, A., Greene, M. Munson, B., Lee, M., Grigorenko, E., Hernandez, A. (2016). Individual differences in the bilingual brain: The role of language background and DRD2 genotype in verbal and non-verbal cognitive control. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 40, 112-127.
  5. Felton, A., Vazquez, D., Ramos-Nuñez, A. I., Greene, M. R., McDowell, A., Hernandez, A., & Chiarello, C. (2017). Bilingualism influences structural indices of interhemispheric organization. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 42, 1-11.
  6. Yue, Q., Martin, R., Fischer-Baum, S., Ramos-Nuñez, A. I., Ye, F., Deem, M. W., (2017) Brain modularity mediates the relation of cognitive performance to task complexity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(9), 1532-1546.
  7. Ramos-Nuñez, A. I., Yue, Q., Martin, R., Fischer-Baum, S., Ye, F., & Deem, M. W. (2017). Static and dynamic measures of human brain connectivity predict complementary aspects of human cognitive performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 420-433.
  8. Fischer-Baum, S., Kook, J. H., Lee, Y., Ramos Nuñez, A. I., & Vannucci, M. (2018). Sight or sound? Individual differences in the neural and cognitive mechanisms of single word reading. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 1-7.
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