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Iris Berent

Iris Berent

Professor of Psychology

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i.berent@neu.edu
617.373.4033

Related Articles

A biological engine for human language

New research out of North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent’s lab sug­gests that humans’ capacity for cre­ating lan­guage is encoded in our brains as a uni­versal set of rules.

Iris Berent

What makes human language special?

All ani­mals com­mu­ni­cate, but human lan­guage is uniquely struc­tured. In her new book, The Phono­log­ical Mind, psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent asks why that is.

Iris Berent

The building blocks of dyslexia

New research from psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent shows that dyslexia may stem from a dif­fi­culty pro­cessing the basic units of language.

Iris Berent

The innate ability to learn language

Psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent is using both behav­ioral and neu­roimaging tech­niques to inves­ti­gate whether our ability to learn lan­guage is present at birth.

The phonology lab

Examining the sound-​​patterns of world languages

Lin­guis­tics pro­fessor on quest to advance theory that humans have spe­cial instinct for language

Selected Publications

For a complete list of faculty citations, please visit iRis, Northeastern’s digital archive.

Paper

Dyslexia Impairs Speech Recognition but Can Spare Phonological Competence

(with V. Vaknin-Nusbaum, E. Balaban, and A. M. Galaburda) PLoS ONE, 7(9): p. e44875. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044875.

Paper

On the role of variables in phonology: Remarks on Hayes and Wilson

(with C. Wilson, G. Marcus, and D. Bemis) Linguistic Inquiry, 43.

Paper

How linguistic chickens help spot spoken-eggs: phonological constraints on speech identification

(with E. Balaban, and V. Vaknin-Nusbaum)Frontiers in Language Sciences, 2, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00182.

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