Dr Meredith Shafto

Meredith Shafto

University position

Senior Research Associate

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

mshafto@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research focuses on the effect of normal ageing on language comprehension and production. This research takes place at the Centre for Speech, Language, and the Brain, www.csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk

Topics include how ageing affects language production and production failures, the neural and cognitive conditions underpinning preserved function in old age, and how older adults' expertise in language may influence their semantic comprehension.

I am a member of the Cambridge Centre on Ageing and Neuroscience, a multidisciplinary collaborative project aimed at understanding healthy neuro-cognitive ageing. Details available at www.cam-can.com

Research Focus

Keywords

cognition

ageing

language

neuroimaging

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography

Collaborators

Cambridge

Lorraine Tyler

United Kingdom

Emmanuel Stamatakis Web: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/epidemi...

International

Deborah Burke Web: http://www.psychology.pomona.edu/cogaging

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2012

    Shafto M, Randall B, Stamatakis EA, Wright P, Tyler LK (2012), “Age-related neural reorganization during spoken word recognition: the interaction of form and meaning.” J Cogn Neurosci 24(6):1434-46 Details

    2011

    Stamatakis EA, Shafto MA, Williams G, Tam P, Tyler LK (2011), “White matter changes and word finding failures with increasing age.” PLoS One 6(1):e14496 Details

    2010

    Shafto MA (2010), “Orthographic error monitoring in old age: lexical and sublexical availability during perception and production.” Psychol Aging 25(4):991-1001 Details

    Shafto MA, Stamatakis EA, Tam PP, Tyler LK (2010), “Word retrieval failures in old age: the relationship between structure and function.” J Cogn Neurosci 22(7):1530-40 Details

    Tyler LK, Shafto MA, Randall B, Wright P, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA (2010), “Preserving syntactic processing across the adult life span: the modulation of the frontotemporal language system in the context of age-related atrophy.” Cereb Cortex 20(2):352-64 Details

    2007

    Shafto MA, Burke DM, Stamatakis EA, Tam PP, Tyler LK (2007), “On the tip-of-the-tongue: neural correlates of increased word-finding failures in normal aging.” J Cogn Neurosci 19(12):2060-70 Details

    2004

    Burke DM, Shafto MA (2004), “Aging and Language Production.” Curr Dir Psychol Sci 13(1):21-24 Details