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Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Reading between the Lines

Professor Usha Goswami, Professor of Cognitive Developmental Neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology, discusses her research into developmental dyslexia with the author Michael Morpurgo in the BBC Radio 4 programme Reading between the Lines which aired on Tues, 29 May. She describes how research has given neuroscientists a new understanding of the role that rhythm and metrical patterns play in phonological awareness and learning to read. This might lead us to reconsider some classroom activities which have fallen put of favour with educationalists, such as marching in time to music, and reciting nursery rhymes and poems.

Professor Goswami is Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education.

The programme is available on BBC i-player.

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Cambridge Language Sciences is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. Our virtual network connects researchers from five schools across the university as well as other world-leading research institutions. Our aim is to strengthen research collaborations and knowledge transfer across disciplines in order to address large-scale multi-disciplinary research challenges relating to language research.