|About the Lab
Conference Activities and Special Lectures
Participating in Experiments
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.
Lahiri, Aditi & Linda Wheeldon (2011). Phonological Trochaic Grouping in Language Planning and Language Change in S. Frota et al. (eds.) Prosodic Categories: Production, Perception and Comprehension, Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 82, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-0137-3_2, Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
Cornell, Sonia A., Aditi Lahiri, Carsten Eulitz (2011). “What you encode is not necessarily what you store”: Evidence for sparse feature representations from mismatch negativity. Brain Research 1394, 79- 89. Elsevier.
Members of the Language and Brain Lab will be attending this year's LAGB conference in Manchester. For more information, see the LAGB conference site
Professor Aditi Lahiri, Director of the Language and Brain Lab
Dr Adam Roberts, Research Associate and Laboratory Manager
Dr Allison Wetterlin, Research Associate
Dr Johanneke Sytsema, Research Associate
Dr Sandra Kotzor, Research Associate
Benjamin Molineaux, DPhil candidate
Steven Kaye, DPhil candidate
Franziska Hack, DPhil candidate
Holly Winterton, DPhil candidate
Jeannique Darby, DPhil candidate
Philip Roberts, DPhil candidate
Hilary Wynne, DPhil candidate
Prof. Dr. Frans Plank, visiting from the University of Konstanz