Welcome to The Word Lab at UCL!

Researchers in the Word Lab aim to discover how people understand spoken and written language.

Specifically:
  • How do children and adults learn new information about what words mean?
  • How do people selectively retrieve aspects of a word’s meaning that are currently relevant?
  • What makes some people better at understanding words 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 Prof Jenni Rodd:

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

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