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Dafydd Waters

Research Associate

Location: ESRC Deafness, Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, 49 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7679 8671 (x28671)
Email: dafydd.waters@ucl.ac.uk



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Research Interests

My research is focussed on the neural bases of language processing in deaf and
hearing people. In particular, I am interested in the hemispheric organisation of
language processing, the relationship between language and gesture, and orthographic processing/ reading.

 

Publications

    2010

    • Capek, C. M., Woll, B., MacSweeney, M., Waters, D., McGuire, P. K., David, A. S., Brammer, M. J., Campbell, R. (2010). Superior temporal activation as a function of linguistic knowledge: Insights from deaf native signers who speechread. BRAIN LANG 112(2), 129-134 doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2009.10.004.

    2009

    • MacSweeney, M., Brammer, M., J, W., D, G., U, (2009). Enhanced activation of the left inferior frontal gyrus in deaf and dyslexic adults during rhyming. Brain 132(Pt 7), 1928-1940 Author URL

    2008

    • Campbell, R., MacSweeney, M., Waters, D. (2008). Sign language and the brain: A review. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 13(1), 3-20 doi:10.1093/deafed/enm035. Author URL
    • Capek, C., MacSweeney, M., Woll, B., Waters, D., McGuire, P. K., David, A. S., Brammer, M. J., Campbell, R. (2008). Cortical circuits for silent speechreading in deaf and hearing people. Neuropsychologia 46(50), 1233-1241 doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2007.11.026. Author URL
    • Capek, C., Waters, D., Woll, B., MacSweeney, M., Brammer, M., McGuire, P. K., David, A. S., Campbell, R. (2008). Hand and mouth: Cortical correlates of lexical processing in British sign language and speechreading english. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20(7), 1220-1234 doi:10.1162/jocn.2008.20084. Author URL
    • Capek, C., Woll, B., MacSweeney, M., Waters, D., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M., Campbell, R. (2008). Hand and mouth: cortical correlates of lexical processing in BSL and speechreading English. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 20(7), 1220-1234
    • Macsweeney, M., Waters, D., Brammer, M. J., Woll, B., Goswami, U. (2008). Phonological processing in deaf signers and the impact of age of first language acquisition. Neuroimage Author URL
    • van der Kooij, E., Crasborn, O., Waters, D., Woll, B., Mesch, J. (2008). Frequency distribution and spreading behavior of different types of mouth actions in three sign languages. Sign Language and Linguistics 11(1), 45-67

    2007

    • Crasborn, O., Mesch, J., Waters, D., Nonhebel, A., van der Kooij, E., Woll, B., Bergman, B. (2007). Sharing sign language data online: Experiences from the ECHO project. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 12(4), 537-564
    • Waters, D., Campbell, R., Capek, C. M., Woll, B., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M. J., MacSweeney, M. (2007). Fingerspelling, signed language, text and picture processing in deaf native signers: The role of the mid-fusiform gyrus. NeuroImage 35(3), 1287-1302 doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2007.01.025. Author URL

    2006

    • MacSweeney, M., Waters, D., Brammer, M., Goswami, U. (2006). Neural circuits engaged during reading in profoundly deaf adults. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Annual Meeting program 2006. ( pp.45-45). California USA CNS.

    2005

    • Capek, C. M., Campbell, R., MacSweeney, M., Woll, B., Seal, M., Waters, D., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M. J. (2005). Cortical organization of speech reading as a function of attention: An fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Annual Meeting program 2005. ( pp.228-228). California USA CNS.
    • Capek, C., Campbell, R., MacSweeney, M., Seal, M., Waters, D., Woll, B., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M. J. (2005). Reading speech and emotion from still faces: fMRI findings. Audio-visual Speech Processing Workshop. ( pp.31-35). Victoria, British Columbia
    • MacSweeney, M., Waters, D., Brammer, M., Goswami, U. (2005). The cortical networks involved in rhyme awareness in deaf and hearing adults. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) Annual Meeting. ( pp.176-177). California USA CNS.
    • Waters, D., MacSweeney, M., Capek, C. M., Woll, B., Campbell, R., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M. J. (2005). Lexico-semantic processing across different visual forms: fMRI evidence from native signers of British Sign Language. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis. ( Vol. 65 pp.99-99). Warsaw Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.
    • Waters, D., MacSweeney, M., Capek, C. M., Woll, B., Campbell, R., Green, C. M., David, A. S., McGuire, P. K., Brammer, M. J. (2005). Semantic Processing across different visual forms in native signers of BSL: An fMRI study. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Annual Meeting program 2005. ( pp.176-176). California USA CNS.

    2004

    • Nonhebel, A., Emmerik, W., Crasborn, O., van der Kooij, E., Waters, D., Sutton-Spence, R., Woll, B., Mesch, J., Bergman, B. (2004). The mouth in the sign languages of Sweden, Britain and the Netherlands: A comparison by means of Aesop’s fables. Deutsche Gesellshaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS) Annual Meeting 2004.
    • Woll, B., Sutton-Spence, R., Waters, D. (2004). ECHO data set for British Sign Language (BSL). Author URL