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Saloni Krishnan

BASLP, MSc, PhD


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Junior Research Fellow, Corpus Christi College
  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Psychology, Lady Margaret Hall

Neurobiological basis of speech and language disorders

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Speech and Brain Group. Before coming to Oxford, I was based at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. I completed my PhD in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in London at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development. I am also a qualified speech and language therapist.

I am interested in identifying brain changes that underlie childhood speech and language disorders such as developmental language disorder or stuttering, and using this knowledge to improve existing clinical tools. My existing work has approached this issue from multiple perspectives:

  1. determining how brain circuits for speech/language change over childhood and in disorders,
  2. exploring the factors that explain individual differences in speech/language performance,
  3. questioning how speech/language learning can be improved, and
  4. pinning down the neural changes occur as a function of learning and training in the auditory-motor domain (such as being a musician).

I use classical behavioural paradigms, as well as structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to address these questions.

Currently,  I am working on the BOLD project, where the aim is to investigate the neural basis of developmental language disorder. This project is funded by the Medical Research Council.

 

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