Director

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Angela D. Friederici
Director

Phone: +49 341 9940-112
Fax: +49 341 9940-113

Secretariat

Margund Greiner
Personal assistant

Phone: +49 341 9940-107
Fax: +49 341 9940-113
Melanie Trümper
Personal assistant

Phone: +49 341 9940-112
Fax: +49 341 9940-113

Department of Neuropsychology

Neurocognition of Language Learning

Research on language learning during development has allowed us to specify the neurophysiological markers reflecting phonological, lexical and syntactic processes early in life, and to describe their course of maturation (see Friederici, 2005, 2006, 2012). We, moreover, specified the neurostructural changes of the language network and showed that the maturation of particular fiber connections is crucial for higher order syntactic processes (Skeide & Friederici, 2016).

In the domain of adult language learning, we have investigated the neurophysiological characteristics of late learners of natural grammars in recent years. Currently, we are focusing on functional and structural brain changes during second language learning in adults undergoing systematic and intensive language training.


Publications

Skeide, M. A.; Friederici, A. D.: The ontogeny of the cortical language network. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 17, pp. 323 - 332 (2016)
Friederici, A. D.: Language development and the ontogeny of the dorsal pathway. Frontiers in Evolutionary Neuroscience 4 (2012)
Friederici, A. D.: The neural basis of language development and its impairment. Neuron 52 (6), pp. 941 - 952 (2006)
Friederici, A. D.: Neurophysiological markers of early language acquisition: from syllables to sentences. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 9 (10), pp. 481 - 488 (2005)

Staff

NameContact
Dr. Manuela Friedrich
Research associate
Phone
  • +49 30 2093 9476
Emailmanuela.friedrich@...
Dr. Tomás Goucha, MD MSc
Group leader
Phone
  • +493419940138
Emailgoucha@...
Dr. Claudia Männel
Research group leader
Phone
  • +49 341 9940-126
Emailmaennel@...
Dr. Nicole Neef
Postdoc
Phone
  • +49 341 9940-2230
Emailneef@...
Ting Qi
PhD student (in cooperation with Chinese Scholarship Council)
Phone
  • +49 341 9940-157
Emailtingqi@...
Dr. Michael A. Skeide
Scientific researcher
Phone
  • +49 341 9940-130
Emailskeide@...
 
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