Rebecca NurgitzUniversity of Windsor · Department of Psychology
Master of Arts
PhD student in Clinical Neuropsychology
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Citations since 2017
8 Research Items
My research interests include optical imaging, fNIRS, attention, effort, education (including comprehensive sexual health education), risk-taking behaviours, and ADHD.
September 2017 - October 2019
University of Windsor
Field of study
Risk-taking behaviors may manifest in multiple ways, including disregarding public health recommendations. In the context of a pandemic, ignoring those recommendations may have devastating consequences for individuals, households, communities, and the healthcare system. Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a measure of C...
This study examined the relation between school-based sexual education and parental messages about sex received in adolescence, and sexual attitudes and experiences in young adulthood. Participants—99 Canadian undergraduate students aged 17–25 years—reported that their sexual education largely focused on traditional topics (e.g., negative health ou...
The verbal identity n-back task is commonly used to assess verbal working memory (VWM) capacity. Only three studies have compared brain activation during the n-back when using auditory and visual stimuli. The earliest study, a positron emission tomography study of the 3-back, found no differences in VWM-related brain activation between n-back modal...
This study investigated the use of functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure mind wandering during a computerized sustained attention task (SART; a simple, tedious go/no-go task meant to induce lapses in attention) and a video analog task (a 20-minute video lecture). Participants then completed a quiz about the video and filled out s...
Explores, using functional near-infrared spectroscopy, the conditions under which speech perception (and other auditory tasks) are effortful.