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.


Tzeng, Y.-L., Hsu, C.-H., Lin, W.-H., Lee, C.-Y.* (in press). Impaired Orthographic Processing in Chinese Dyslexic Children: Evidence from the Lexicality Effect on N400. Scientific Studies of Reading (SSCI)

Tzeng, Y.-L., Hsu, C.-H., Huang, Y.-C., & Lee, C.-Y.* (2017). The acquisition of orthographic knowledge: Evidence from the lexicality effects on N400. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(433), 1-15. (SSCI)

Chang, Y.-N., Welbourne, S., & Lee, C.-Y. (2016). Exploring Orthographic Neighborhood Size Effects in a Computational Model of Chinese Character Naming. Cognitive Psychology, 91, 1-23. (SCI, SSCI)

Chen, W.-F., Chao, P.-C., Chang, Y.-N., Hsu, C.-H., & Lee, C.-Y.* (2016). Effects of orthographic consistency and homophone density on Chinese spoken word recognition. Brain and Language, 157-58, 51-62. (SCI, SSCI; corresponding author: Lee, C.-Y)

Hsu, C.-H., Lee, C.-Y., & Liang, W.-K. (2016). An improved method for measuring mismatch negativity using ensemble empirical mode decomposition. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 264, 78-85. (SCI)

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