About us


Researches in the Brain and Language Laboratory aim to investigate the relationship between brain and language using the advanced brain imaging techniques (including eye-tracker, ERPs, MEG, and fMRI) in combination with behavior studies. Ongoing research includes projects on cognitive and neural underpinnings of language acquisition and reading comprehension, developmental trajectories of speech perception in infants and young children and how they relate to later reading development, the nature and underlying causes of language impairment and dyslexia with the aim of developing neural markers for early identification and intervention, semantic and contextual processing in aphasic and aging brain.


Lee, H.-J., Cheng, S.-K., Lee, C.-Y., & Kuo, W.-J. (2021). The neural basis of compound word processing revealed by varying semantic transparency and morphemic neighborhood size. Brain and Language, 221. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2021.104985 (SCIE, SSCI)

Chao, P.-C., Chen, W.-F., Zevin, J., Lee, C.-Y.* (2021). Neural correlates of phonology-to-orthography mapping consistency effects on Chinese spoken word recognition. Brain and Language. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2021.104961 (SCIE, SSCI; corresponding author: Lee, C.-Y.)

Hsu, C.-H., Wu, Y.-N., & Lee, C.-Y. (2021). Effects of phonological consistency and semantic radical combinability on N170 and P200 in the reading of Chinese phonograms. Frontiers in Psychology, section Language Sciences, 12, 603878. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.603878 (SSCI)

Wu, C.-H., Lin, T.-J., Chiou, G.-L., Lee, C.-Y., Luan, H., Tsai, M.-J., Potvin, P., & Tsai, C.-C. (2021). A systematic review of MRI neuroimaging for education research. Frontiers in Psychology, section Educational Psychology, 12, 617599. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.617599 (SSCI)

Cheng, Y.-Y., Wu, H.-C., Shih, H.-Y., Yeh, P.-W., Yen, H.-L., & Lee, C.-Y.* (2021). Deficits in processing of lexical tones in Mandarin-speaking children with developmental language disorder: Electrophysiological evidence. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(4), 1176-1188. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_JSLHR-19-00392 (SCIE, SSCI; corresponding author: Lee, C.-Y.)

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