Congratulations to Prof. Iris Berent, who gave an invited talk at the University of Oxford earlier this month!
Professor Berent’s talk, entitled “What is impaired: Phonology or phonetics?”, was given as part of the third Oxford-Kobe Symposium, an event focused on the neurobiology and treatment of dyslexia. Prof. Berent’s research, which was featured earlier this year in News @ Northeastern, the University’s newsletter, concerns the cause of dyslexia. Past research argued that dyslexia resulted from impairment of the phonological system; Prof. Berent’s new findings challenge this account, and show that these symptoms might instead arise deficits in the auditory and phonetic systems.
Congratulations, Prof. Berent!