Prof. Tali Bitan
Office: Rabin Complex, Room 7098, University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave. Mount Carmel, Haifa, 3498838, Israel.
Phone: 972-4-6647976 | Fax: 972-4-8249431.
Subject: Language and brain plasticity: Reading Acquisition; Second Language Learning; Language Recovery and Rehabilitation; fMRI; Effective Connectivity; Inter-hemispheric connectivity; Sleep.
CV | Publications | The Language and Brain Plasticity Lab
My research focuses on how the brain changes during learning and rehabilitation of linguistic skills. We study the processes involved in learning a second language, and in reading acquisition in children and adults, as well as the recovery of language function following brain lesions. We use behavioral experiments with natural and artificial languages, FMRI experiments with connectivity analyses, and sleep studies. Our studies combine concepts and theories from learning and memory research with questions and tasks from language research in order to identify the general learning processes that underlie the acquisition of new language skills and recovery of old ones.