UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


Dr Barbara Manini


I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Deafness and Neural Plasticity Lab. My research focuses on neural plasticity in deafness and on the impact of early language acquisition on cognitive development. I am particularly interested in how different sensory and linguistic experiences can lead to different developmental trajectories and neural outcomes. My work has focused on both adults and infants. Before joining DCAL, I was a senior research associate at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Before then, I was a post-doctoral research fellow at the Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging, BL2 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, US.

I have a degree in functional neuroimaging from the Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University Gabriele D'Annunzio in Italy. As part of my PhD training, I spent seven months as a visiting student at the Birkbeck Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development in London.

I gave a MSc and a BSA in Psychology, and I have completed my training as a psychologist in Italy, at University Gabriele D'Annunzio of Chieti, Italy.

Dr Barbara Manini publications