Professor Guillaume Thierry


School of Psychology
Adeilad Brigantia
Penrallt Road
Gwynedd LL57 2AS
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1248 388348
Fax: +44 (0) 1248 382599




BSc Biology of Organisms and Populations, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France

MSc Physiology, Option: Neuroscience, University Claude Bernard Lyon, France
PhD Neuropsychology (Summa Cum Laude), Toulouse-Le Mirail University, Toulouse, France


Research interests

Using experimental psychology (e.g., reaction times, error patterns), functional brain imaging (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, fMRI, and Positron Emission Tomography, PET) and Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) Professor Thierry has studied language comprehension in the auditory and visual modalities, and, in particular, semantic access. In the past seven years, Professor Thierry has investigated a range of themes, such as verbal/non-verbal dissociations, visual object recognition, functional cerebral asymmetry, language-emotion interactions, language development, developmental dyslexia and bilingualism. Professor Thierry's current main interests are (a) the levels of integration of the two languages of bilingual infants and adults at lexical, syntactic and semantic levels, studied using behavioural measurements, ERPs, fMRI and eye-tracking; (b) the mechanisms of semantic priming in both the verbal and nonverbal domains in the infant and the adult using ERPs and fMRI, i.e. the fundamental aspects of neurosemantics.

Professor Guillaume Thierry is a member of the Language, Bilingualism, & Cognitive Development and Social Neuroscience research groups.


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