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Research Interests

My research investigates the way we learn to read, in particular how we learn the relationship between a word’s spelling and its sound and meaning. In my experiments, adults learn to read new words written in an unfamiliar alphabet, to simulate what it’s like for children learning to read for the first time. I look at how different factors affect learning, and also use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to look at how the brain responds to these new languages.

Contact Details

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4003
Email:j.taylor13@aston.ac.uk
Room: Room SW507c

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Oxford

External positions

lecturer, University College London

2 Aug 2019 → …

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Research Output 2010 2019

Mapping visual symbols onto spoken language along the ventral visual stream

Taylor, J. S. H., Davis, M. H. & Rastle, K., 3 Sep 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 36, p. 17723-17728 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Language
Semantics
Reading
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Structural properties of the ventral reading pathways are associated with morphological processing in adult English readers

Yablonski, M., Rastle, K., Taylor, J. S. H. & Ben-shachar, M., 1 Jul 2019, In : Cortex. 116, p. 268-285 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reading
Word Processing
Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Aptitude
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Learning
Reading
Pupil
Language

Semantic and phonological schema influence spoken word learning and overnight consolidation

Havas, V., Taylor, J. S. H., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Rodriquez-Fornells, A. & Davis, M. H., 1 Jun 2018, In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 71, 6, p. 1469-1481

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Semantics
Language
Learning
Sleep
Recognition (Psychology)
Open Access
File
Reading
Language
Voice Training
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vocabulary