Dr Beinan Zhou

Postdoctoral Fellow

I joined the Language and Brain Laboratory in 2015 to work on the WORDS project, and will use a variety of approaches to investigate the underlying phonological representation of words.

I am also interested in the interaction between language and cognition. For example, in my previous research, I compared monolingual and bilingual speakers in terms of their attentional control ability, inhibitory control ability and general executive functioning, in both verbal and non-verbal contexts. I used both behavioural and electrophysiological techniques to address this topic.

During the course of my research I have become fascinated by EEG and ERP techniques, and will continue to use these methods to tackle key research questions in the current project.

 

Publications:

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Bilingualism enhances attentional control in non-verbal conflict tasks – evidence from ex-Gaussian analyses. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi: 10.1017/S1366728916000869.

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Data trimming procedure can eliminate bilingual cognitive advantage. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 23(4):1221-30. doi: 10.3758/s13423-015-0981-6.

 

Conference presentations:

Zhou, B., & Krott, A. (2016). Executive control network in monolinguals and bilinguals: A structural equation modeling approach. Conference on Multilingualism 2016, University of Ghent, Belgium. (Oral presentation)

Zhou, B., Alter, K., Kotzor, S. & Lahiri, A. (2016). Mandarin Tonal Asymmetries in Perception. 7th Tone and Intonation Europe 2016, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. (Oral presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2016). Why do bilingual speakers have bigger attentional blinks? Insights from ERPs. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK. (Poster presentation)

Kotzor, S., Zhou, B., Alter, K. & Lahiri, A. (2016). Place and height mismatch in vowels: MMN evidence. 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK. (Poster presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2015). Differences in resolving semantic interferences for monolingual and bilingual speakers – electrophysiological evidence. 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago, USA. (Poster presentation)

Zhou, B. & Krott, A. (2015). Bilingualism enhances intra-language competition resolution – Evidence from a response distribution analysis. Workshop on Bilingualism and Executive Function, New York, USA. (Poster presentation)

 

Research interests: 

Psycholinguistics

Neurolinguistics

Cognition

bilingualism

EEG/ERP

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