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Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is a world-leading research institute devoted to interdisciplinary studies of the science of language and communication, including departments on genetics, psychology, development, neurobiology and multimodality of these fundamental human abilities. 
We investigate how children and adults acquire their language(s), how speaking and listening happen in real time, how the brain processes language, how the human genome contributes to building a language-ready brain, how multiple modalities (as in speech, gesture and sign) shape language and its use in diverse languages and how language is related to cognition and culture, and shaped by evolution. 
We are part of the Max Planck Society, an independent non-governmental association of German-funded research institutes dedicated to fundamental research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. 

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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    19 February 2024

    Early vocabulary size is genetically linked to ADHD, literacy, and cognition

    Are genetic factors underlying children’s language...

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  • 14 February 2024

    Jeremy Collins defends thesis on 19 February

    On 19 February at 12:30 hrs, Jeremy Collins will defend his...

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  • 25 January 2024

    Midas Anijs defends thesis on 31 January

    On 31 January 12.30 hrs, Midas Anijs will defend his thesis...

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MPI TalkLing is the official blog of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen on which our researchers talk about all aspects of language sciences. Click here to visit our blog

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