• Psychology
  • Research Focus


  • Language
  • Cognitive Development
  • Dyslexia
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Dyslexia
  • Language disorders
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Behavioural analysis
  • Computational modelling
  • Neuropsychological testing
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    Professor Usha Goswami

    University Position


    I am the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. The Centre uses EEG, MEG and fNIRS to explore the developing brain. Key research projects include the neural basis of developmental dyslexia, the neural basis of speech and language impairments, and the neural basis of rhythmic motor behaviour. Funding comes from the MRC, EU Framework VI, the ESRC and The Leverhulme Trust.

    Key Publications


    Mothers speak differently to infants at-risk for dyslexia.

    Journal: Dev Sci
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2018
    Authors: M Kalashnikova, U Goswami, D Burnham

    Perception of Filtered Speech by Children with Developmental Dyslexia and Children with Specific Language Impairments.

    Journal: Front Psychol
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2016
    Authors: U Goswami, R Cumming, M Chait, M Huss, N Mead, AM Wilson, L Barnes, T Fosker

    Sensory theories of developmental dyslexia: three challenges for research.

    Journal: Nature Reviews Neuroscience
    E-pub date: 19 Dec 2015
    Authors: U Goswami

    Amplitude envelope onsets and developmental dyslexia: A new hypothesis.

    Journal: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
    E-pub date: 6 Aug 2002
    Authors: U Goswami, J Thomson, U Richardson, R Stainthorp, D Hughes, S Rosen, SK Scott