Prof Mills' research bridges the areas of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive development. She is particularly interested in the effects of experience on brain development including: how learning two languages shapes the organization of the brain, and the interaction between social/emotional experience and language development. In another line of work, she studies links between genes, brain, cognition, and culture. The approach taken is to study typically developing monolingual and bilingual infants, children, and adults - in addition to individuals with altered genetic, neurocognitive, and/or experiential profiles such as children and adults with Williams Syndrome or autism. She uses a combined behavioural and brain imaging (ERP/fMRI) approach to characterize trajectories of developmental change in the neural bases of language and social/emotional cognitive processes.
Yr Athro, Ysgol Seicoleg
Cyfarwyddwr Astudiaethau Uwchraddedig Ymchwil y Coleg
Coleg y Gwyddorau Dynol
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Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2AS