Motivation and Reward for Word Learning
I am presently starting to explore the role of reward signals and motivation during language learning.
The BOLD study http://boldstudy.wordpress.com
This project investigates the neural basis of developmental language disorders. It is based at the University of Oxford, headed by Professors Kate Watkins and Dorothy Bishop. I was involved in setting up this project, recruitment of study participants and data collection. I am presently analysing data from this study.
The role of sensorimotor experience in perception
In collaboration with Professor Sophie Scott at UCL, I study how motor experience can influence neural activity for perception. In 2015, we collected data from 20 beatboxers, 20 guitarists and 20 non-musicians. We have published a key dataset from this study, but are currently analysing data about how experience with objects influences sound perception.