Antje Meyer

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials A.S.
Main position Director Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics / Hoogleraar RU
Chair Individual differences in language processing
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Postbus 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
tel.  024 352 1207
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Antje Meyer is one of the pioneers in the field of speaking and language processing. Many of her theories and techniques are now standard tools for language researchers. Meyer showed, for example, that the brain builds up the shape of a word phoneme by phoneme. She was one of the first researchers to investigate how people combine the uptake of new information and the formulation of words or sounds when they describe scenes and events. Her current work focuses on the relationship between language and attention, the way speaking and listening are combined in everyday conversation, and the origins and consequences of individual differences in language skills.