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.

To learn more about Professor Berent’s research, click through to News @ Northeastern, or click here to read her abstract.

Congratulations, Prof. Berent!