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Dr Amelia Burroughs

Dr Amelia Burroughs

Dr Amelia Burroughs
BSc(Hons), PhD

Research Associate in Language Learning

Area of research

Understanding the brain processes involved in language comprehension and the neural basis for individual differences in language learning during adulthood

Office F41
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2291

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Biography

My current research interests lie in the area of neurolinguistics. I use human brain recording techniques (EEG) and dynamic causal modelling to investigate how the brain is able to make sense of an incoming stream of sentences in both native languages and when learning a second language during adulthood. I am interested in the brain mechanisms that underlie language learning and specifically the differences between individuals when they learn a new language. Some people pick up new languages incredibly quickly, others are much slower. Are there differences in the neural mechanisms of these individuals? Another interest of mine is where ...

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