The New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB) is a multi-disciplinary centre dedicated to the study of human language. The researchers come from a wide range of disciplines, forging connections across linguistics, speech production and perception, language acquisition, language disorders, social cognition, memory, brain imaging, cognitive science, bilingual education, and interface technologies. This highly interdisciplinary team is working together toward a truly unified understanding of how language is acquired, produced and understood in its social and physical contexts.
15th Australasian International Speech Science and Technology Conference
NZILBB is proud to announce that Scott Lloyd has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor's General Staff award which will assist him to visit MARCS at the University of Western Sydney later in the year.
NZILBB would like to congratulate Andrew MacFarlane on successfully defending his PhD thesis on June 13 2014. Andrew is the Institute's first full scholarship doctoral student.
NZILBB Seminar Series
Early identification of language impairment: A longitudinal study of typically developing and late talking toddlers Jayne Newbury, Thomas Klee, Stephanie Stokes and Catherine Moran. Monday 28 July, 1pm, Locke 104a
Socio Group (Language Variation & Change Theme and the Bilingual Theme group meeting) Thursdays, 12noon in Locke 104a.
15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology.
SST2014 will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand 3rd -5th December 2014 at Rydges Latimer Hotel. NZILBB will be hosting SST 2014. Read more
Participate in our research
NZILBB needs participants for experiments that we are currently running. All of our experiments have been approved by the UC Human Ethics Committee. Read more
NZILBB Annual Report 2012
The Annual Report 2012 has been recently completed. Read more
Lotteries Health Research grant
Catherine Theys (NZILBB Post-Doctoral Fellow) has been awarded $25,000 by LHR for an upgrade to the Bio-Semi EEG system.
The UC QuakeBox was established in 2012 after two major earthquakes occurred in September 2010 and February 2011 in the Canterbury region. Our mission is to record stories from Cantabrians about their experiences in the quakes and to store the audio and video files in a large database. Read more
Team is a group of families who are willing to be contacted when their child is the right age for research projects that are about to start at the University. Read more