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Professor Taeko Wydell
Emeritus Professor

Research grants and projects

Research Projects

Project details

JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) A PDP simulation model of the Hypothesis of granularity and Transparency (Wydell’s Hypothesis postulated in 1999)£25,000 April 2010 – March 2013 Taeko Wydell (CI) & Mutsuo Ijuin (TMIG) (PI)


ESRC Using rotated text to investigate cross cultural differences in reading£100,000 January 2010 – September 2011 Taeko Wydell (CI) & Patricia Riddell (Reading) (PI)

British Academy £138,000 Cross-cultural and linguistic study of reading processes including dyslexia in France, UK and Japan. (This project includes both behavioural and neuroimaging (fMRI) studiesJanuary 2010 – April 2011 Taeko Wydell (PI)

Royal Society Word and picture naming in English: a MEG study£5,000 (International Outgoing Travel Award) April – May 2009 Taeko Wydell (PI)

NTT Communication Science Laboratories The Cognitive processes involved in Kanji word reading (Projet-1) & behavioural dissociation and neural unity (Project-II)£20,000 January 2009 – March 2010 Taeko Wydell (PI)

JSPS A case study of Japanese-English bilingual girl with SLI£50,000 March 2008 – April 2009 Taeko Wydell (CI) & Akira Uno (Tsukuba) (PI)

JSPS The relationship between reading/writing skills and phonological/visuo-spatial processing abilities among Japanese primary school children (Project-1) and among junior-high school children (Project-II)£150,000 April 2006 – March 2009 Taeko Wydell (CI) & Akira Uno (Tsukuba) (PI)

Science Academy of China The visual magnocellular system and reading in Chinese: an ERP studyApril 2008 – March 2009 Taeko Wydell (CI) & H-I Bi (PI)

ESRC Cross script length effects in Serbian, Japanese Hiragana and Katakana£100,000 November 2007 – December 2008 Taeko Wydell (CI) & Cathy Russell (RH) (PI)