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Dr Caroline Whiting

Dr Caroline  Whiting

Research Associate, Neurolex Group, Department of Psychology

Speech comprehension



Visual word recognition

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 768420

Departments and Institutes

Department of Psychology:

Research Interests

My research interests lie in understanding how the language system supports the mapping from visual or spoken input to the level of accessing word meaning, and how this can inform models of language representation in the brain. I am particularly interested in examining how different types of information about a word are identified across time during language processing (letters, grammatical information, meaning, etc.) using neuroimaging techniques such as magnetoencephalography (MEG).


  • Speech recognition
  • Psychology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Cognition
  • English
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Morphology
  • Neuroscience
  • Reading

Key Publications

  • Whiting, C.M., Shtyrov, Y.,  & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2014). Real-time Functional Architecture of Visual Word Recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Whiting, C.M., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., & Shtyrov, Y. (2013). Neural dynamics of inflectional and derivational processing in spoken word comprehension: Laterality and automaticity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7.
  • Whiting, C.M., Shtyrov, Y., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2011). Processing of derivational and inflectional forms in spoken word comprehension: Combined MEG-EEG evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, Supplement.
  • Whiting, C.M., Shtyrov, Y., & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2009). Effects of morphological complexity on lexical processing: Evidence from MEG. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21: SS1, Supp.