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I am currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Humboldt University of Berlin under the supervision of Prof. Marcel Brass. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in Cognitive Science and Philosophy. My PhD training is in the emerging field of Social Cognitive Neuroscience and was completed at McMaster University under the supervision of Prof. Sukhvinder Obhi. My Post-Doctoral research focuses on the Sense of Agency; although my research interests span a number of topics including: empathy, social power, and various human mirror neuron system indices (e.g., automatic imitation, motor resonance).

Publications

Malik, R., Galang, C.M., & Finger, E. (In Press). The Sense of Agency for Brain Disorders: A Comprehensive Review and Proposed Framework. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

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Mekik, S.C. & Galang, C.M. (In Press). Cognitive Science in a Nutshell. Cognitive Science.

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Galang, C.M., Ku, M., & Obhi, S.S. (2021). Blatant Dehumanization is Not Influenced by Dual Identity Labels: Evidence from the Canadian Context. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 13(4), 62-74.

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Galang, C.M., Malik, R., Kinley, I., & Obhi, S.S. (2021). Studying Sense of Agency Online: Testing the robustness of the intentional binding effect using an online sample. Consciousness and Cognition, 95, 103217.

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Galang, C.M., Jenkins, M., Fahim, G., & Obhi, S.S. (2021). Exploring the relationship between social power and the ERP components of empathy for pain. Social Neuroscience, 16, 174-188.

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Galang, C.M., Pichtikova, M., Sanders, T., & Obhi, S.S. (2021). Investigating the effects of pain observation on approach and withdrawal actions. Experimental Brain Research, 239, 847-856.

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Galang, C.M. & Obhi, S.S. (2021). To Move or Not to Move: Motor cortical output is enhanced during pain observation regardless of motor preparation state. Journal of Neurophysiology, 125, 599-605.

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Galang, C.M., Johnson, D., & Obhi, S.S. (2021). Exploring the Relationship Between Empathy, Self-Construal Style, and Self-Reported Social Distancing Tendencies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 588934.

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Galang, C.M. & Obhi, S.S. (2020). Automatic imitation does not predict levels of generosity during a modified dictator game. Acta Psychologica, 204, 103022.

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Galang, C.M., Jenkins, M., & Obhi, S.S. (2020). Exploring the Effects of Visual Perspective on the ERP Components of Empathy for Pain. Social Neuroscience, 15(2), 186-198.

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Galang, C.M. & Obhi, S.S. (2020). Please Empathize! Instructions to empathize strengthen response facilitation after pain observation. Cognition and Emotion, 34(2), 316-328.

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Galang, C.M. & Obhi, S.S. (2019). Social Power and Frontal Alpha Asymmetry. Cognitive Neuroscience, 10(1), 44-56.

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Civile, C., Elchlepp, H., McLaren, R., Galang, C.M., Lavric, A., & McLaren, I.P.L. (2018). The effect of scrambling upright and inverted faces on the N170. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(11), 2464-2476.

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Galang, C.M., Naish, K.R., Arbabi, K., & Obhi, S.S. (2017). Observing painful events in others leads to a temporally extended general response facilitation in the self. Experimental Brain Research, 235(11), 3469-3477.

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Naish, K.R., Rajagobal, A., Galang, C.M., Sartori, L., & Obhi, S.S. (2017). Effects of intentional movement preparation on response times to symbolic and imitative cues. Experimental Brain Research, 235(3), 753-61.

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Under Review

Galang, C.M. & Obhi, S.S. (Under Review). Empathic pain observation does not influence automatic imitation. Experimental Brain Research.

In Prep.

Galang, C.M., Jenkins, M., Sanders, T., Vijh, R., & Obhi, S.S. (In Prep.). Motor preparation during pain observation does not influence event-related Mu/Beta desynchronization.

Azevedo, F., Parsons, S., Micheli, L., Strand, J., Rinke, E., …, Galang, C.M., … & FORRT (In Prep.). Introducing a Framework for Open and Reproducible Research Training (FORRT). https://osf.io/bnh7p