Assistant Professor

Dr. Coderre studies the cognitive neuroscience of language using neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Her research examines the cognitive processes underlying language in both typically-developing populations and in special population such as bilinguals and individuals with autism. She is particularly interested in how we understand the meaning of language during word, sentence, and narrative comprehension, and in how such understanding is impaired in autism. Her work aims to better understand the mechanisms of language deficits in autism in order to design more effective treatment interventions.

Research and/or Creative Works

  • Cognitive and neural components of language processing
  • Electrophysiological and brain imaging techniques (EEG and fMRI)
  • Semantic understanding of language in autism spectrum disorders
  • Reading and narrative comprehension in autism spectrum disorders
  • Intervention strategies for reading comprehension in autism spectrum disorders, including neuromodulation techniques (e.g. transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS)


  • Coderre, E.L. (2019). Dismantling the "Visual Ease Assumption": A Review of Visual Narrative Processing in Clinical Populations. Topics in Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/tops.12446.
  • Coderre, E.L., Chernenok, M., O'Grady, J., Bosley, L., Gordon, B., & Ledoux, K. (2019). Implicit Measures of Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge in Individuals with Level 3 Autism. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 32(2), 95-119.
  • Coderre, E.L., Cohn, N., Slipher, S., Chernenok, M., Ledoux, K. & Gordon, B. (2018). Visual and linguistic narrative comprehension in autism spectrum disorders: Neural evidence for modality-independent impairments. Brain and Language, 186, 44-59.
  • Coderre, E.L. (2018). A semantic priming event-related potential (ERP) task to study lexico-semantic and visuo-semantic processing in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (134), e57217, doi: 10.3791/57217.
  • Coderre, E.L., Chernenok, M., Gordon, B., & Ledoux, K. (2017). Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Semantic Processing in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: An ERP Study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(3), 795-812.
  • Coderre, E.L. & Dien, J. (2017). Electroencephalogram. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology. • Coderre, E.L., Smith, J., van Heuven, W.J.B. & Horwitz, B. (2016). The Functional Overlap of Executive Control and Language Processing in Bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(3), 471-488.
  • Ledoux, K., Coderre, E. L., Bosley, L.V., Buz, E. Gangopadhyay, I., & Gordon, B. (2016). The Concurrent Use of Three Implicit Measures (Eye Movements, Pupillometry, and Event-Related Potentials) To Assess Receptive Vocabulary Knowledge in Normal Adults. Behavior Research Methods, 48(1), 285-305.
  • van Heuven, W.J.B. & Coderre, E.L. (2015). Orthographic processing in bilinguals. In J. Schwieter (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Bilingual Processing (pp. 308-326). UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Coderre, E.L. (2015). The Neuroscience of Bilingualism: Cross-Linguistic Influences and Cognitive Effects. In J.E. Warnick & D. Landis (Eds.), Neuroscience in Intercultural Contexts (pp. 73-116). New York: Springer.
  • van Heuven, W.J.B. & Coderre, E.L. (2015). A call for sophisticated statistical approaches and neuroimaging techniques to study the bilingual advantage. Cortex (73), 330-331.
  • Coderre, E.L. & van Heuven, W.J.B. (2014). The Effect of Script Similarity on Executive Control in Bilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(1070), 1-16.
  • Coderre, E.L. & van Heuven, W.J.B. (2014). Electrophysiological Explorations of the Bilingual Advantage: Evidence from a Stroop Task. PloS One,9(7), e103424.
  • Coderre, E.L. & van Heuven, W.J.B. (2013). Modulations of the Executive Control Network by Stimulus Onset Asynchrony in a Stroop Task. BMC Neuroscience, 14(79), 1-18.
  • Coderre, E.L., van Heuven, W. & Conklin, K. (2013). The Timing and Magnitude of Stroop Interference in Monolinguals and Bilinguals. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 16(2), 420-441.
  • Newhouse, P., Kellar, K., Aisen, P., White, H., Wesnes, K., Coderre, E.L., Pfaff, A., Wilkins, H., Howard, D. & Levin, E.D. (2012). Nicotine Treatment of Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Six-Month Double-Blind Pilot Clinical Trial. Neurology, 78, 91-101.
  • van Heuven, W.J.B., Conklin, K., Coderre, E.L., Guo, T., & Dijkstra, T. (2011). The influence of script similarity on intralingual and interlingual Stroop effects in trilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 1-15.
  • Coderre, E.L., Conklin, K., van Heuven, W. J.B. (2011). Electrophysiological measures of conflict detection and resolution in the Stroop task. Brain Research, 1413, 51-59.
  • Newhouse, P.A., Dumas, J., Wilkins, H., Coderre, E.L., Sites, C.K., Naylor, M., Benkelfat, C. & Young, S.N. (2010). Estrogen Treatment Impairs Cognitive Performance Following Psychosocial Stress and Monoamine Depletion in Postmenopausal Women. Menopause: The Journal of the North American Menopause Society, 17(4), 860-873.
  • Coderre, E.L., Filippi, C., Newhouse, P. & Dumas, J. (2009). Ichi, Ni, Three, Four: Neural Representation of Kana, Kanji and Arabic Numbers in Native Japanese Speakers. Brain and Cognition, 70(3), 289-296.
  • Coderre, E.L., Filippi, C., Newhouse, P. & Dumas, J. (2008). The Stroop effect in kana and kanji scripts in native Japanese speakers: an fMRI study. Brain and Language, 107(2), 124-132.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Language, Autism, Electroencephalography (EEG), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)


  • Post-doctoral training at Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology; University of Nottingham
  • M.Sc., Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging; University of Nottingham
  • B.A., Psychology; University of Vermont


  • 802-656-0202
Office Location:

410 Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • CSD 281- Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • CSD 262 - Measurement of Communication Processes
  • HFRS 401 - Topics and Measurement in Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science
  • HFRS 430 - Seminar and Practicum in Health Sciences Teaching
  • HFRS 450 - Professional Writing and Grantsmanship