School of Communication

Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory

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Early Biomarkers of Reading in Preschoolers

 

We are inviting participants to come play listening games, learning games, and do brain testing while watching movies! In this longitudinal study, we will be tracking children as they learn to read by testing them once a year. Ultimately, we are interested in relating brain activity to how children learn to read and hear in challenging listening environments like noisy classrooms.

Prerequisites for participation:


  • Children ages 3 and 4 who are excited to play listening and learning games
  • Children who are willing to participate in research that tests how the brain responds to sounds while watching their favorite movies
  • Children who would like to participate in science to earn $10/hour!

Relevant Publications

White-Schwoch T, Kraus N. (2013) Physiologic discrimination of stop consonants relates to phonological ability in pre-readers: A biomarker for subsequent reading ability? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7(899). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00899

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Interested? Contact us!

Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory

(847) 491-2457

biototsresearch@gmail.com

Principal Investigators:

NEUROSCIENCE
Nina Kraus, Ph.D.

LANGUAGE
Ann Bradlow, Ph.D.

LEARNING
Steve Zecker, Ph.D.

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