Ben Maassen

Ben A. Maassen


Ben Maassen (Professor of Dyslexia & Clinical Neuropsychologist) has a background in cognitive neuropsychology and speech-language pathology. Previous affiliations: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics; Radboud University Nijmegen (PhD on intelligibility of the speech of the deaf); Department of Medical Psychology & Child Neurology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen. Current affiliation: Faculty of Arts (Center for Language and Cognition Groningen, CLCG), and the University Medical Center (Dept. of Neuroscience, and Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences, BCN), University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Main research areas are dyslexia and neurocognitive precursors of literacy; neurogenic speech disorders, in particular childhood apraxia of speech; perception-production modelling in speech development; speech-related cognitive dysfunctions; neurophysiological measures of developmental speech, language and literacy disorders. Chair of the International Conference on Speech Motor Control (Nijmegen 2001, 2006; Groningen 2011, 2017), and board member of the Motor Speech Disorders Committee of the IALP.

Cognitive Disorders Computational Linguistics Natural Language & Speech Neuroscience

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University of Groningen
April 2009
Faculty of Arts, Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG)
Teacher of BA-, MA, and Research Master courses on dyslexia and speech-language disorders. Researcher in the area's of neurophysiological precursors of dyslexia, and speech and language disorders.


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