LCN Welcome to the Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Our Mission

Established in January 2019, our Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience (RCLCN) adopts psychological and brain-imaging techniques, such as Electroencephalography (EEG), functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), to examine language-related issues in the brain.

Our research is multi-disciplinary from an evolutionary perspective. RCLCN provides a research platform which adopts a multi-method/multi-variable approach to investigate language evolution/development and its interactions with different types of cognitive skills, including music. Alongside the pursuit of the intellectual interests, we aspire to devise methods to enhance the learning effectiveness of native and foreign languages, to expedite the clinical diagnosis of linguistic impairments, such as aphasia, dyslexia, and aging-related diseases, and to explore new directions in the treatment of speech-language pathology. Furthermore, RCLCN is also active in organizing relevant academic conferences, workshops, and summer schools.






Last update: 13 January 2020