Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney - Co Director


In my research I examine the impact of altered sensory and language experience on brain development. I do this by conducting studies with people born profoundly deaf. For example, we have shown that parts of the brain normally used to process sound, can be used to process visual information in people who are born deaf. My research examining how the brain processes language has focussed on sign language, speechreading, and reading of written English. Advances in this field are not only of theoretical interest, but are likely to also have important practical implications for the education of deaf children.

You can find out more about my research group and link to publications here.  

Current funding: Wellcome Trust, ESRC

Direct contact: 020 7679 1157 E-mail: Dr. Mairéad MacSweeney