Babelfisch Lab

Language is an ability unique to humans - we speak, hear others speak, read, write and sometimes even speak to ourselves.

In our lab we study the cognitive and neurophysiological processes involved in language processing, language acquisition and other cognitive functions which are related to language. We use different methods such as EEG, eye-tracking, fNIRS, computer simulations and behavioral analyses with participants of all age groups.

We are particularily interested in how language and cognitive abilities change across development. Therefore, most of our studies focus on babies and infants.



On 28.4.2022 Jutta L. Mueller's inaugural lecture took place in the main ceremonial hall at the University of Vienna.


New publication by Jutta L. Mueller, Samuel Cosper and Claudia Männel

How do we learn new words? Does it make a difference in processing whether objects (visual) or sounds (auditory) are concerned?

16.03.2022 17:00

Guest talk: "Linguistic signs in action: Brain correlates of speech act processing"

Speaker: Dr. Rosario Tomasello (FU Berlin)

Wednesday, 16.03. 2022, 5 PM


Schimpansen und Weißbüscheläffchen teilen mit uns Menschen die Fähigkeiten komplexe Regeln in der Hörumgebung zu erkennen.



Media reports about our research and the event archive can be found at here.

You are interested in our online studies? Click here for further information.

We are looking forward to your participation!