Individual Differences in Reading
Although our day-to-day experience tells us that adults differ quite a lot in how well the read, and how they speak, brain imaging studies of language typically treat everyone the same. While it’s interesting to understand what’s common to everyone in terms of language processing and the brain, our lab is also interested in how people are different. In particular, we are studying how differences in things like education, socioeconomic status, and basic cognitive abilities (like memory and attention) might influence brain activation patterns during reading.
In our present studies we are investigating healthy adults across a range of ages and backgrounds. We are also specifically interested in comparing people who went through French immersion during school with those who did not, to investigate how language of education affects later language abilities.
If you are interested in participating, please contact us at French_EEG_study@ncilab.ca.