Dr Betty Mousikou

Personal profile

I am a psycholinguist with interdisciplinary training in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Speech and Language Therapy, and Education, interested in understanding the mechanisms that underpin our ability to process and produce language, and how such mechanisms may fail to operate in acquired and developmental speech and language disorders. I am currently working on a British Academy-funded project (Rastle & Mousikou, 2015-2016) that investigates how listeners perceive word stress. 

My other most recent work involves Ultrasound Tongue Imaging (UTI), a state-of-the-art technique in speech research. UTI involves a medical ultrasound machine and is used to investigate how the tongue moves during speech. In my work, I used this innovative technique in the context of a novel word-learning paradigm from experimental cognitive psychology to investigate how morphological aspects of the English language influence articulation.

I am also a Co-Investigator on a Leverhulme Trust funded project that uses a combination of behavioural, neuropsychological, and computational modelling methods to investigate how people read polysyllabic words, an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (http://www.ccd.edu.au/), and a Research Affiliate at the Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language (CASL) Research Centre at Queen Margaret University (http://www.qmu.ac.uk/casl/).  

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