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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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  • On Thursday 12th of December 2019, at 11.00, Merel Maslowski will defend her thesis entitled "Fast speech can sound slow: Effects of contextual speech rate on word recognition" in the Senaatszaal of Radboud University
    06 November 2019

    Merel Maslowski will defend her thesis Thursday 12th of December 2019

    On Thursday 12th of December 2019, at 11.00, Merel Maslowski...

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  • 31 October 2019

    People with autism have a more symmetrical brain

    Do people with autism have differently organised brains? A...

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  • 29 October 2019

    Saskia Mooijman en Tim Zee winnen schrijfwedstrijd IMPRS

    De IMPRS voor Taalwetenschappen traint studenten om te...

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