Psychology Seminar Series: Electrophysiological studies of visual and auditory processing in deaf children with cochlear implants

Professor David Corina from the University of California discusses his research into deaf children with cochlear implants

  • Tue 22 Oct 19

    13:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus

    STEM 3.1

  • Event speaker

    Prof David Corina

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Psychology Seminars

  • Event organiser

    Psychology, Department of

  • Contact details

Professor David Corina presents his talk on 'Electrophysiological studies of visual and auditory processing in deaf children with cochlear implants'

Deaf children who receive a cochlear implant early in life and engage in intensive oral/aural therapy often make great strides in spoken language acquisition.

However, despite clinicians’ best efforts, there is a great deal of variability in language outcomes. One concern is that cortical regions which normally support auditory processing may become reorganised for visual function, leaving fewer available resources for auditory language acquisition.

In this talk Prof Corina presents preliminary data from an on-going longitudinal study that uses a novel EEG paradigm to measure the development of auditory, visual and linguistic abilities in children with cochlear implants. He will discuss the claims of maladaptive cross-modal plasticity as a limiting factor in auditory language development.


David Corina is a Professor of linguistics and psychology at the University of California, Davis in the Center for Mind and Brain. He is a cognitive neuroscientist studying the comprehension and production of signed and spoken languages. His research includes the study of linguistic abilities in children and adults and in persons with neurological impairments. He is an active member for the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Society for Neurobiology of Language and Linguistics Society of America.

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