Statistical learning and language Research groups

Individual differences in the ease or difficulty of mastering a second language are related to individual differences in learning regularities in the environment. This perspective has lead to the current interest in statistical learning as an individual-specific ability and how it impacts success in second language learning.

Our current research focuses on statistical learning from both the behavioral and neurobiological perspectives and examines its relation to literacy acquisition, taking into account the unique aspects of languages’ orthographic and morphological systems.

Experimental work involves methods from computational linguistics and machine learning used to precisely characterize the statistics of contrasting writing systems, as well as state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques including EEG, MEG, fMRI used to probe the neurobiological mechanisms for detecting regularities in both the visual and auditory modalities, targeting the what, where, and how of statistical learning and its neural links to L2 learning.

Science field

Social Sciences & Humanities

BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
RIS3 Priorities
  • Biosciences & Health
Main researcher
Ram Frost
Paseo Mikeletegi 69, 2º 20009 Donostia - San Sebastián. Gipuzkoa
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