Natalya Kaganovich, PhD

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Auditory cognitive neuroscience
  • Multisensory processing
  • Speech and language processing
  • Developmental language disorder
  • Neural and cognitive changes for language processing during mid-childhood
  • Cognitive Electrophysiology

Current Work:

Given that most of our experiences, from infancy onward, are multisensory in nature, we need a better understanding of how different senses are combined in the developing brain in order to have a more accurate picture of cognitive development in both typical and clinical populations.  The main goal of Dr. Kaganovich's research is to understand how the ability to combine auditory and visual information develops during childhood, how it contributes to the formation of linguistic competence, and how its impairment is manifested in developmental disorders, such as specific language impairment (SLI). She uses a combination of behavioral and electrophysiological methods (EEG recording of potentials generated by large assemblies of neurons). The EEG method allows one to analyze brain activity on a millisecond timescale and works especially well with children because its success does not depend on the child providing an overt response.

Recent Publications:

  • Kaganovich, N. (2017). Sensitivity to Audiovisual Temporal Asynchrony in Children with a History of Specific Language Impairment and Their Typically Developing Peers: A Replication and Follow-up Study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 2259–2270.

  • Kaganovich, N., Schumaker, J., & Rowland, C. (2016). Atypical audiovisual word processing in school-age children with a history of specific language impairment: An event-related potentials study. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 8(33), doi: 10.1186/s11689-016-9168-3 (published online 9.4.2016).

  • Kaganovich, N., & Schumaker, J. (2016). Electrophysiological correlates of individual differences in perception of audiovisual temporal asynchrony. Neuropsychologia, 86, 119-130.

  • Kaganovich, N., Schumaker, J., & Rowland, C. (2016). Matching heard and seen speech: An ERP study of audiovisual word recognition. Brain and Language,157-158, 14-24

  • Kaganovich, N. (2016). Development of sensitivity to audiovisual temporal asynchrony during mid-childhood. Developmental Psychology, 52(2), 232-241.


Natalya Kaganovich
Associate Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3158
Phone: 765-494-4233

Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

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