Manli Zhang

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Manli Zhang

Position
Ph.D. Student
Core research topics
Reading development, Dyslexia, Crossmodal integration, Bilingualism

My research focuses on the cognitive and brain mechanisms of reading development in both typical and dyslexic readers. During my Master’s, I worked on an interventional project for dyslexic children, and managed to see some improvement in reading comprehension after several weeks of training on auditory temporal perception. Also, I investigated the neurocognitive profiles of Chinese children who happened to encounter difficulty while learning to read English in primary school using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and made a comparison with those of L1 (i.e. Mandarin) reading impairment. During my PhD at Brain and Language group, I will combine behavioral measures with an electroencephalography (EEG) paradigm, to explore the training effect of letter-speech sound mapping on the development of reading fluency and neural tuning to visual word decoding in children with and without dyslexia, as well as the possibility to facilitate this process through (non-)linguistic intervention programs on audiovisual integration.

Publications: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Manli_Zhang5