Neurocognitive Development

Dr Agnes Au

My research interests mainly focus on reading and language processing, particularly those with educational implications. One of the research topics I am interested in is the impact of multiple intelligence on academic performance. In particular, I am interested in the relationship between music training, auditory temporal processing, memory and reading. Another stream of research focuses on the role of cerebellum in cognition, as well as perceptual and cognitive processes in reading. These include the role of visual and auditory temporal processing in reading. More specifically, I am interested in investigating the relationship between letter encoding position, colour, eye movement, motion perception and depth. Other streams of research are more educationally-oriented, such as studies on reading disabilities, text presentation, the implication of neurocognitive development on education, training, the impact of instructions/curriculum on language acquisition, and multilingual competence.