I am an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and affiliated with the Centre for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham. My research focuses on the neurobiology of language processing, with a special focus on how sentence-level processes and interactive communication are supported by the brain. I also study how the neurobiological infrastructure of language processing changes throughout the lifespan and I research lifestyle factors (such as regular physical exercise) that can mitigate language decline.


Before taking up a position in Birmingham, I was a staff researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands. I received my PhD from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and my Msc and Bsc in Psychology from the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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Contact me? k.segaert[at]bham.ac.uk

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