The Language, Reading and Cognitive Neuroscience lab is part of the Department of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Our research examines language and reading abilities in children and adults. This includes studying developmental reading and language impairments in children, as well as language processing in adults. We use a wide variety of experimental techniques including fMRI, fNIRS (functional near-infrared spectroscopy), ERP and eyetracking.

The lab is headed up by Dr. Marc Joanisse, and includes postdoctoral fellows, graduate students as well as undergraduate students from the UWO Psychology department and elsewhere. We actively collaborate with other labs at Western in Psychology and Neuroscience as well as the School of Communicative Sciences and Disorders at UWO. We also have a number of collaborations with scientists at other universities in Canada and the USA.

Life with the LRCN isn't just about science... We like to have fun and celebrate our lab members milestones too!  You can see some of our most recent celebrations here.