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Laboratory of Cognition, Language, and Development (LCLD)

Faculty of Psychological and Educational Sciences | Research center in cognition and neurosciences

Interfaculty institutes | UNI, ULB Neuroscience Institute

(Code: ULB099)

Person in charge of the unit : CHETAIL Fabienne.

The research focus of the LCLD concerns the study of human cognition and language with a developmental and educational perspective, a field also known as
developmental or educational neuroscience. Although a large part of the research is based on behavioral experimental techniques, with normally developing
children, children with cognitive or sensory developmental impairments and adult participants, current projects also integrate computational modelling as
well as neuroimaging techniques (ERP, fMRI, MEG).
The lab has a long tradition of research on visual word recognition processes, and on reading and spelling
acquisition in typical and atypical development. Major themes of active investigation at the moment concern aspects of language processing and reading —
language processing across modalities; spoken and printed word recognition processes; written language acquisition disorders (dyslexias/dysgraphias);
language development in hearing-impaired persons; bilingualism and second language acquisition.
But also, more recently, we have started research on numerical
and mathematical cognition: current projects include the analysis of the relationships between early preverbal numerical abilities and later skills;
influence of conventional notation systems on quantity perception and estimation; numerical and arithmetic developmental disorders and their link with language
LCLD is a member of CRCN ( and UNI (

Campus : Campus du Solbosch
Location : Bâtiment D, niveau 10, local DC10-125
Address : CP191 - Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 50 - 1050 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650-26-31
E-mail :
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Cognitive neuroscience

 • Cognitive psychology

 • Cognitive science and education

 • Development psychology

 • Development psychology - infancy

 • Experimental psychology

 • Foreign languages teaching

 • Language processing

 • Lexicology

 • Neurolinguistics

 • Neuropsychology

 • Psycholinguistics

 • Psycholinguistics (psychology)

 • Psychology of cognitive development

 • Psychology of disabilities

 • School and vocational guidance