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Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Welcome to the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics! 

Our Institute, located in Nijmegen, is one of more than 80 research institutes that form part of the German Max Planck Society, and it is one of the few outside Germany. It is the only institute in the world entirely devoted to psycholinguistics – the study of how we produce and understand language, and how we acquire these skills as first or second language learners.

Thanks to the MPI's rich history and outward-looking, dynamic approach to science, it has been able to attract distinguished researchers from all over the world and develop close ties with numerous other research and educational institutions, such as the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

On this website, you will find everything you need to know about our Institute, departments, research groups, researchers and their publications, as well as our upcoming and past news and events.

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  • Falk Huettig
    14 May 2019

    Speech recognition technology is not a solution for poor readers

    Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who...

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  • 06 May 2019

    Prof. Caroline Rowland appointed professor by special appointment of First Language Acquisition

    MPI's Prof. Caroline Rowland has been appointed professor by...

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  • 23 April 2019

    Peter Hagoort to be inducted as a new member of the American National Academy of Sciences

    April 27 the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences...

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