Music, language and emotion research

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Georgia Matthes


Hi everyone,

I work at the University of Reading (Berkshire, UK) where we are currently researching music, language and emotion in high functioning autism and aspergers syndrome. 

We are looking for participants to take part in our study, which will last up to six hours (this can be completed in one session, or in several smaller sessions). We will be paying £7.50 per hour and will be reimbursing travel expenses.

If you are local to the Reading/Berkshire area and want to find out more, please go to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Many thanks,



August 21, 2018 - 9:57am

Hi everyone,

I am an Iranian linguist with some clinical research in psychology of language and language disorders in autism and aphasia during my PhD and MA in linguistics.
Currently, I am a postgraduate student in psychology at the University of East London.

Precisely, I have designed and applied the Persian model of Melodic Intonation Therapy (MIT) (Albert et al, 1973) based on melodic aspects (prosody) of the Persian language. Its effectiveness on nonverbal and verbal autistic children after 4 months intervention is published in my articles and book.
It has significant effects on different speech variables as well as executive functions in autistic children. Neuroimaging studies have shown multiple facets of neuroplasticity due to MIT.

I can apply this method for the English speaking children aswell.

At present I am working on my dissertation about language disorders in dyslexia, an ERP study, at UEL, EEG lab and really interested in doing research on language disorders especially in the field of autism or working as an assistant researcher.

Would you please inform me about its procedure?
I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,