July 2020

Work from the COLA consortium is presented at the online meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society. Dr Adam Parker, part of the OSCCI lab at Oxford,gave a talk on our online laterality experiments and presented a poster on the processing of word form in the brain.

March 2020

In person experiments were put on hold this year due to COVID-19, but we are currently working on procedures to allow us to continue running experiments safely. Meanwhile, we have been continuing with online experiments.

February 2020

The OSCCI team at Oxford have produced a newsletter for 2020 – you can read all about their latest research here (click on the image below).

June 2018: Inaugural meeting of COLA, University of Oxford

COLA was born at a workshop on the use of functional transcranial Doppler sonography (fTCD) to investigate language lateralisation held at the University of Oxford in June 2018.


The meeting was attended by researchers from University College London (Professor Mairead Macsweeney, Dr Eva Gutierrez-Sigut and Dr Heather Payne), Bangor University (Ms Emma Karlsson), University of Lincoln (Dr Jessica Hodgson), Radboud University (Dr Margriet Groen) and University of Oxford (Professor Dorothy Bishop, Dr Zoe Woodhead, Dr Paul Thompson and Ms Abigail Bradshaw). The workshop focused on the present state of language laterality research using fTCD, and ideas for how to progress the field in future. It was decided that a collaborative approach towards shared goals, using open science practises, would have the best chance of success.