Anneli Veispak, Ph. D.

Anneli Veispak is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (Parenting and Special Education Research Unit) at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. Anneli defended her doctoral dissertation at KU Leuven in 2012 having previously studied cognitive neuroscience at the University of Amsterdam and special education at the Tallinn University in Estonia.

In her doctoral research, being inspired by the concepts of the phonological and temporal processing deficit theories of developmental dyslexia, Anneli combined auditory, speech and phonological processing  as well as tactile spatial  resolution measures to gain understanding of how these perceptual and cognitive processes interact in support of reading braille as opposed to reading print. Anneli’s postdoctoral research project concentrates on the cognitive mechanisms that braille readers use for fast word recognition.

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