Dr Kanad Mandke


I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology. My research interests include the analysis of brain networks and understanding the neurophysiological basis of speech processing in children. To this end, I primarily use a brain imaging technique known as magnetoencephalography (MEG).

MEG measures tiny magnetic fields generated by the brain at the surface of scalp. In our typical experiments, participants listen to stories or rhythmic sounds while we record changes in their brain waves. Our goal is to understand these mechanisms better and develop potential remediation strategies for children with dyslexia.

Research Focus



Network Neuroscience

Auditory Processing



Clinical conditions



Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)


No collaborators listed

Associated News Items

    Key publications

    Mandke, K., Flanagan, S., Macfarlane, A., Gabrielczyk, F., Wilson, A., Gross, J., & Goswami, U. (2022), “Neural sampling of the speech signal at different timescales by children with dyslexia.” NeuroImage 119077

    Mandke K, Meier J, Brookes MJ, O’Dea RD, Van Mieghem P, Stam CJ, Hillebrand A, Tewarie P (2018), “Comparing multilayer brain networks between groups: Introducing graph metrics and recommendations.” NeuroImage 166, 371–384



    Tewarie, P., Prasse, B., Meier, J., Mandke, K., Warrington, S., Stam, C. J., Brookes, M. J., Van Mieghem, P., Sotiropoulos, S. N., & Hillebrand, A. (2022), “Predicting time-resolved electrophysiological brain networks from structural eigenmodes.” Human Brain Mapping


    Gibbon, S, Attaheri, A, Ní Choisdealbha, A, Rocha, S, Brusini, P, Mead, N, Boutris, P, Olawole-Scott, H, Ahmed, H, Flanagan, S, Mandke, K, Keshavarzi, M, Goswami, U (2021), “Machine learning accurately classifies neural responses to rhythmic speech vs. non-speech from 8-week-old infant EEG.” Brain and Language


    Mandke, K (2019), “ Publish or Perish: How Is This Still A Thing? ” Behavioural & Social Sciences at Nature Research.