Ph.D. York University 2018
M.A. York University 2011
B.Sc. (Honours) University of Toronto 2009
Margot received her doctorate in psychology with a focus on developmental science at York University in Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation examined how aging and lifelong bilingualism influenced attentional control processing in working memory. During her graduate studies she used a variety of behavioural and neuroscience methods, including event-related potentials (ERPs) and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), to examine how cognitive control processing changes with aging, language experience, and mild cognitive impairment. Margot’s current research in the MAD lab is looking at the effect of emotional arousal on risky choice in healthy younger and older adults using pupillometry and eye tracking. She is also interested in investigating how intrinsic and extrinsic motivation influence cognitive control and examining methods to increase cognitive engagement in older adults.