Dr Eleonore Smalle
Dr. Eleonore Smalle is a cognitive neuroscientist at Ghent University, who is interested in why children are better in learning languages than adults.
She completed her doctoral degree in Psychology at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, under supervision of Prof. Arnaud Szmalec. She also trained with Dr. Riikka Möttönen at the University of Oxford on transcranial magnetic stimulation approaches to examine speech processing and language learning. Currently, Eleonore is based at Ghent University where she is working with Prof. Wouter Duyck on studying cognitive mechanisms in language acquisition. She is also intensively collaborating with Dr. Riikka Möttönen’s lab at the University of Nottingham. Together, they are investigating the neural mechanisms supporting language learning in adults by combining EEG, TMS and behavioural tasks.