Welcome to The Word Lab at UCL!

Researchers at the Word Lab aim to answer the following fundamental questions:
  • How do we rapidly and accurately understand the meanings of each word we read/hear?
  • How do we learn new information about what words mean?
  • What makes some people better at understanding language than others?

For a brief intro to our research have a look at:

  1. An episode of The Allusionist podcast entitled ‘This Is Your Brain On Language’ featuring Jenni Rodd:


2. Dr Jenni Rodd’s ‘meet the researcher’ video, which was made as an introduction to her research for undergraduate students: