The Neurocognition of Language Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University is seeking 10 to 12-year-old student volunteers for a study comparing the effect of digital vs print media on reading comprehension. We use a method called electroencephalography (EEG), a safe and non-invasive technique for recording electrical activity generated by the brain. We invite typically developing readers to learn first-hand how scientific research is done and to check out their brain waves!
The Neurocognition of Language Lab conducts theoretically-grounded empirical research using behavioral, electroencephalographic, and other brain imaging modalities, with the goal of increasing understanding of the processes and representations involved in speech, language and cognition, and informing best practices in clinical and educational arenas.
At the Teachers College of Columbia University in New York, scientists study the electrical activity of the brain in order to understand how people learn to read, problem solves, and learn new languages. Why is it harder for non-native speakers to acquire a new language? What happens with the brain when you learn and how do learning disorders affect your brain activity?
Researchers investigate the neural correlates of speech, language, and cognition in populations of interest for pedagogical and clinical professionals, including children and adults from linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse populations, and those who have developmental and acquired speech/language or cognitive disorders.
The Neurocognition of Language Lab features two soundproof chambers featuring high-density EEG systems.