Institutions: McGill University, School of Communication Sciences & Disorders
Research interests: Neurocognition of language; Event-related brain potentials (ERPs): First and second language acquisition
bilingualism; Prosodic processing in speech and music; Brain signatures of (morpho-)syntactic processing
Karsten Steinhauer’s research interests lie primarily in the areas of psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience. His current projects focus on the neural organization and temporal online dynamics of processes underlying language perception, particularly using event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and other brain imaging techniques. This includes interactions among syntactic, semantic, morphological and (overt or covert) prosodic information in listeners and readers, as well as links between speech and music processing. In addition, Karsten Steinhauer’s work addresses issues of bilingualism and second language acquisition in adults, investigating both natural languages and a highly controlled artificial language.