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Nevena Simic

Nevena Simic

Nevena Simic
BSc, MA, PhD candidate

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 4343
Fax: 416-813-8839
e-mail: nevena.simic@utoronto.ca
The Hospital for Sick Children
Psychology, Neurosciences & Mental Health Research Program

University of Toronto, Psychology, Brain & Behaviour Program

Nevena graduated from McMaster University with a BSc in Biology and Psychology, and is currently working on her PhD in Psychology at the University of Toronto. Her research interests lie in understanding the effects of thyroid hormone on brain development, particularly brain regions associated with visuospatial processing. She joined the lab in September 2005.

Achievements and Awards

  • Program in Neuroscience Poster Day Award, University of Toronto, 2007
  • Vision Science Research Program Scholarship, Toronto Western Hospital, 2006
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2006
  • Reva Gerstein Graduate Studentship, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2005.
  • RESTRACOMP, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2006

Publications

*Simic, N., Asztalos, E., Rovet, J. (2009). Impact of Neonatal Thyroid Hormone Insufficiency and Medical Morbidity on Infant Neurodevelopment and Attention Following Preterm Birth. Thyroid, 19(4), 395-401.

Rovet, J., *Simic, N. (Dec, 2008). The Role of Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity in Development of Visual Abilities. Seminars in Perinatology, 32 (6), 431-437.

Shore, D.I. & *Simic, N. (2005). Integration of visual and tactile stimuli: top-down influences require time. Experimental Brain Research, 166, 509-517.

Shore DI, Simic N. (2005). Integration of visual and tactile stimuli: top-down influences require time. Experimental Brain Research, 166, 509-517.

Conference Presentations

Simic N, Westall C, Asztalos E, Rovet J. (June, 2007). Colour vision deficits in preterm infants. Presentation to be given at the Ophthalmology Research Day, University of Toronto.

Simic N, Lafoyiannis C, Westall C, Rovet J. (June, 2007). Chromatic VEP responses in 6- month-old infants. Poster to be presented at the Ophthalmology Research Day, University of Toronto.

Rovet J, Simic N, Lafoyiannis C, Westall C, Asztalos E. (June, 2007). Thyroid hormone loss during gestation affects colour vision development. Poster to be presented at the 89th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, Toronto, ON.

Simic N. (May, 2007). Colour vision development in preterm infants. Presentation for the Women's College Research Institute's 6th Annual Graduate Research Day, Toronto, ON.

Simic N, Westall C, Asztalos E, Rovet J. (April, 2007). The role of thyroid hormone in colour vision development of preterm infants. Poster presented at the Program in Neuroscience Poster Day, University of Toronto.

Simic N. (March, 2007). The effects of thyroid hormone on colour vision development. Presentation of Master’s research at the department of psychology M.A. Day, University of Toronto.

Shore DI, Simic N. (2004). Visuotactile congruency Is unaffected by probability of congruency: support for a sensory locus Of integration. Paper presented at the 5th International Multisensory Research Forum, Sitges, Spain.

Shore DI, Simic N. (2004). Visuotactile integration: automatic and obligatory. Paper presented at the 45th Annual meeting of the Psychonomics Society. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 9, 91.