The Language and Brain Laboratory trains students in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic experimental techniques. The laboratory is equipped to facilitate language comprehension experiments involving eight subjects at any one time. There is also an EEG set-up (Electroencephelogram) for conducting brain-imaging studies.
Professor Aditi Lahiri has an ESRC project with Dr Linda Wheeldon on the phonological encoding in language production, one of the issues being the relationship between the time it takes to begin an utterance and the nature of the initial constituent which the speaker plans to articulate. Research on language comprehension addresses the nature of the phonological representation in the mental lexicon. Behavioural reaction time experiments as well as EEG studies are conducted to address a variety of research issues.