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Crick Lecture | Usha Goswami

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Talk title: “Dyslexia, Rhythm, Language and the Developing Brain”  

Usha Goswami CBE FRS FBA is Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College, Cambridge. She is also founding Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education.

After training as a primary school teacher, Usha decided to pursue research in child psychology, taking a D. Phil. in Psychology at the University of Oxford focused on reading development. Most recently, Usha has been studying the neural mechanisms underpinning language encoding. Her research goal is to understand the brain bases of dyslexia and speech and language difficulties, and the potential utility of music - and rhythm-based behavioural interventions.