Marjolein Mués

Marjolein MuesMarjolein Mués studied Dutch and Linguistics at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. During her bachelor’s degree, she spent five months abroad as a research intern at the University of Sydney where she discovered her interest for science. This interest was further fostered during the research-focused master’s program Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen, from which she graduated com laude in 2019. During this master’s program, Marjolein specialized in research on atypical language development and dyslexia. She wrote her thesis on the relationship between early speech-sound production abilities and later literacy outcomes in collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, where she spend six months learning more about the acquisition of pediatric neuroimaging data during an infant’s natural sleep and the data analysis of such data.

Marjolein is currently working towards her PhD in clinical psychology at Ghent University. Her interests lie specifically with the language variation that can be observed in the autism spectrum: why do some children develop relatively intact language skills while others have severely impaired language development? Using a combination of behavourial and neuroimaging data (such as DTI and (f)MRI), she hopes to learn more about this topic to help language-impaired children on the spectrum.