Learning and Language Research Laboratory

Head: Dr. Yafit Gabay

Research conducted in the lab focuses on cognitive aspects of learning and its breakdown in neurodevelopmental disorders. Yafit and her team focus on different phases of skill learning, from initial acquisition (online learning) to memory consolidation (offline learning). A major part of the research is also dedicated to understand the learning mechanisms that underlie the acquisition of speech and language-related skills, and specifically how these processes might be affected in developmental dyslexia. A related line of research concerns adaptive plasticity of speech among individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. To this end, research combines different disciplines such as cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and speech perception. Through the research conducted in the lab they hope to gain a better understanding about the mechanisms involved in skill acquisition and to unravel the neurocoginitive basis of different neurodevelopemntal disorders.