Associate Professor

Dr. Coderre studies the cognitive neuroscience of language using neuroimaging techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). She is particularly interested in “semantic” processing – how we understand the meaning of stimuli – in linguistic domains like words, sentences, and verbal stories as well as in visual domains like comics and visual sequences. Her work primarily uses neuroimaging techniques to understand how autistic individuals process semantic information across linguistic and visual modalities.

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)


  • Han, Y., Rizzo, D., Hanley, J., Coderre, E.L., & Prelock, P. (2022). Identifying neuroanatomical and behavioral features for autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in children using machine learning. PLoS ONE 17(7): e0269773.
  • Curl, A. & Coderre, E.L. (2022). The Time-Locked Neurodynamics of Semantic Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder: An EEG Study. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 16, 43-72. doi: 10.1007/s11571-021-09697-8.
  • O'Rourke, E. & Coderre, E.L. (2021). Implicit semantic processing of linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli in adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 51(8), 2611-2630.
  • Coderre, E.L., O'Donnell, E., O'Rourke, E., & Cohn, N. (2020). Predictability modulates neurocognitive semantic processing of non-verbal narratives. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-11.
  • Schubert, T., Rothlein, D., Brothers, T., Coderre, E.L., Ledoux, K., Gordon, B. & McCloskey, M. (2020). Lack of awareness despite complex visual processing: Evidence from event-related potentials in a case of selective metamorphopsia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(27), 16055-16064.
  • Coderre, E.L. (2020). Dismantling the "Visual Ease Assumption": A Review of Visual Narrative Processing in Clinical Populations. Topics in Cognitive Science, 12(1), 224-255.
  • 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, 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., 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.
  • 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


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Office Location:

405 Pomeroy Hall

Courses Taught

  • CSD 281- Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • CSD 262 - Measurement of Communication Processes
  • IHS 401 - Topics and Measurement in Interprofessional Health Sciences
  • IHS 430 - Seminar and Practicum in Health Professions Teaching
  • IHS 450 - Professional Writing and Grantsmanship