Beyersmann Lab

Dr. Elisabeth (Lisi) Beyersmann and her team are based at the School of Psychological Sciences at Macquarie University and are interested in the cognitive underpinnings of language processing, particularly in understanding the processes involved in reading and reading development. The lab investigates language processing in both children and adults, using a variety of behavioural, neuropsychological, and neurophysiological techniques including MEG, EEG, and eye-tracking.

Latest Publications

(2024). Literacy acquisition in Germanic languages. In D. Meletis, M. Evertz-Rittich, & R. Treiman (Eds.), Handbook of Germanic writing systems. De Gruyter (In press).

(2023). Positional encoding of morphemes in visual word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Recent Lab Work

Compound Words Could Hold a Key to Language Learning
Dr. Hasibe Kahraman and Dr. Lisi Beyersmann’s compound word research was featured on Macquarie University’s News Hub (2 April 2024).
Compound Words Could Hold a Key to Language Learning
University Medal for Psychology
Tara Arrow was awarded the University Medal for Psychology, which is Macquarie University’s most prestigious academic award and is awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional academic excellence throughout their university studies. Congratulations Tara! (18 March 2024).
University Medal for Psychology
Global Strategic Research Partner Forum
Dr. Lisi Beyersmann participated in Macquarie University’s Global Strategic Research Partner Forum, which united delegates from eight esteemed universities across the globe to launch the Global Research Training Strategy. The forum delegates engaged in collaborative research-based workshops (12-14 March 2024).
Global Strategic Research Partner Forum

Recent Events

Lisi's Birthday
Happy birthday Lisi Beyersmann!
Lisi's Birthday
Alex's Graduation
Congratulations Alex Kilby for graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Class 1 and receiving the Macquarie University Award for Academic Excellence!
Alex's Graduation
Tara's Graduation
Congratulations Tara Arrow for graduating with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Class 1 and being awarded the University Medal for Psychology and the Macquarie University Award for Academic Excellence!
Tara's Graduation