Category: n-code

  • Visit from Dr. Caicai Zhang

    It was great to host Dr. Caicai Zhang from Hong Kong Polytechnic at Royal Holloway, we spent time discussing Developmental Language Disorder, imaging, and presentation across cultures. Thanks also to Caicai for her amazing talk focusing on reading and writing in Mandarin speaking children, and how her results connected to our understanding of sequencing.

  • New paper in eLife!

    New paper in eLife!

    We are delighted to have a new paper out in eLife: You can read more about this research here, or see a Twitter thread by Saloni here.

  • MRC New Investigator Research Grant Success

    MRC New Investigator Research Grant Success

    Congratulations to Saloni who has just been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant from the MRC. Her project is titled, “Reward and motivation mechanisms supporting language learning: a cross-syndrome investigation of developmental language disorder (DLD) and autism”. The grant uses cutting edge methods (new paradigms, computational models, and MRI) to understand the interplay between motivation…

  • College teaching prize for Saloni

    College teaching prize for Saloni

    Lab director Dr. Saloni Krishnan, along with colleagues Dr. Nura Sidarus, Dr. Ilham Sebah, Professor Dawn Watling, and Professor Victoria Bourne have won a Royal Holloway College Team Teaching Prize for their project, “Establishing transparency and inclusivity in accessing and developing research experience.” These prizes recognise initiatives that have had a beneficial effect on student…

  • Welcome Hannah!

    Welcome Hannah!

    We are delighted to welcome Hannah Jones, who joins the N-CoDe Lab with a summer bursary award from Royal Holloway. Hannah will be working on a project about motivation for reading, a topic close to her heart. Find out more about Hannah here!

  • Welcome Desislava!

    Welcome Desislava!

    We warmly welcome Desislava Arabadzhiyska, our new postdoctoral research fellow joining the N-CoDe Lab today. Desi will be investigating intrinsic reward and motivation in children with reading disorders, funded by an Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard award. Desi completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow with Professor Marios Philiastides, where she was investigating social…

  • PsychologiCALL podcast

    PsychologiCALL podcast

    Saloni recently discussed findings from lab paper, “Curiosity-driven learning in adults with and without dyslexia“ on the PsychologiCALL podcast. Listen here, or read the paper here. Thanks to Dr. Louisa Thomas for the invitation to participate in this incredible series, and for being an excellent host!

  • Amrita wins a BACN grant

    Amrita wins a BACN grant

    Congratulations to Amrita who has received a competitive travel award to attend the British Association of Cognitive Neuroscience Conference in May 2022!  

  • Saloni named an APS rising star

    Saloni named an APS rising star

    Saloni has been named a 2022 Rising Star by the Association of Psychological Science. This prestigious international designation is presented to outstanding early-career psychologists, whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great potential for their continued contributions. You can find out more about Saloni’s research here and the full list of 2022 Rising Stars is…

  • BBC Tiny Happy People

    BBC Tiny Happy People

    Earlier this year, Saloni received an invitation to present research on language development for the BBC’s Tiny Happy People. This website aims to support parents in developing their children’s communication skills, and an incredible resource for parents of 0-5 year olds.  Saloni worked on the series “The Speech Lab” and the following episodes have now been released…