How do our emotions influence what we say and how we say things?
Our internationally recognised members of staff working on these and other language related questions use a range of techniques to study the psychology of language.
Methodological expertise ranges from traditional techniques such as measuring how long it takes to produce or perceive language (known as reaction time studies), to eye movement studies while reading or listening to language, through to electro-physiological measurements of language processing. We also have expertise in acoustically analysing speech.
We explore language related processes in young children, adolescents, and young and older adults. Some of us also study how language is processed in special populations including brain lesion patients.