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Read more at: A new publication from the BabyRhythm project funded by the European Research Council (ERC)! 

A new publication from the BabyRhythm project funded by the European Research Council (ERC)! 

23 January 2024

A new publication from the BabyRhythm project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Decoding speech information from EEG data with 4-, 7- and 11-month-old infants: Using convolutional neural network, mutual information-based and backward linear models Here, we applied three computational methods to decode speech...


Read more at: Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language

Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language

17 January 2024

Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language Researchers find that babies don’t begin to process phonetic information reliably until seven months old which they say is too late to form the foundation of language. Researchers say parents should speak to their babies using sing-song speech...


Read more at: A new publication from the project funded by the Fondation Botnar!

A new publication from the project funded by the Fondation Botnar!

17 January 2024

A new publication from the project funded by the Fondation Botnar was published in the Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal, in September 2023. Neural responses to natural and enhanced speech edges in children with and without dyslexia Dyslexia is a developmental language disorder affecting reading and spelling. While...


Read more at: First publication from the Botnar Foundation project!

First publication from the Botnar Foundation project!

26 October 2021

The first publication from the project funded by the Fondation Botnar was published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America on 19 th October 2021. Children’s brains need time to develop crucial listening skills It is well documented that children are generally worse at being able to hear speech clearly when...


Read more at: First publication from the BabyRhythm project!

First publication from the BabyRhythm project!

14 June 2021

The first paper from the BabyRhythm project was published this week in the journal Brain and Language. Using EEG data from 8-week-old infants, we showed that a machine learning approach can be used to accurately classify whether an infant was hearing rhythmic speech or a rhythmic non-speech sound. First author Samuel...


Read more at: Professor Goswami is elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Goswami is elected Fellow of the Royal Society

6 May 2021

Professor Goswami is elected Fellow of the Royal Society Congratulations to Professor Goswami who has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society for her fundamental contributions to understanding how individual differences in children's 'phonological awareness' (of word sound structure) underpin reading development and...


Read more at: Professor Goswami becomes member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Professor Goswami becomes member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

3 February 2021

We are pleased to announce that Professor Usha Goswami has been elected for membership of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina . The Leopoldina was founded in 1652 in Schweinfurt/Germany and is thus the oldest continuously existing academy of natural sciences and medicine in the world. The Academy selects its...


Read more at: Professor Goswami receives the CBE honour in the Queen’s New Year Honours

Professor Goswami receives the CBE honour in the Queen’s New Year Honours

4 January 2021

We are delighted to share a picture of Professor Usha Goswami receiving her CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) at Windsor Castle. The CBE was awarded by Princess Anne during an afternoon ceremony. Professor Goswami received her CBE in the Queen's New Years Honours list in January 2021, but the investiture...


Read more at: What is neuroscience?

What is neuroscience?

17 November 2020

Professor Usha Goswami FBA explains what it is that neuroscientists study and how their research impacts our understanding of what it is to be human. https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/what-is-neuroscience/


Read more at: Professor Usha Goswami Receives the John Nisbet Fellowship

Professor Usha Goswami Receives the John Nisbet Fellowship

9 June 2020

We are pleased to announce that Professor Usha Goswami has been awarded the 2020 John Nisbet Fellowship by the British Educational Research Association (BERA). This is a lifetime achievement award given to those who are deemed to exemplify BERA’s commitment to encouraging educational research and its application for the...