Dr Katrien Segaert, Lecturer in the School of Psychology, describes in The Conversation her research showing that fitter older people are less likely to have "It's on the tip-of-my-tongue" moments than less fit older people.
- Listen to BBC Radio Four tonight (30 April 2018) at 6pm to hear Dr Katrien Segaert discussing this research
- Read more on the University of Birmingham news page
- iNews article: Exercise stops elderly people becoming tongue-tied
- NY Times Magazine article: How exercise can help you recall words
- Scientific Reports paper: Higher physical fitness levels are associated with less language decline in healthy ageing
- See Dr Segaert's academic profile.
Dr Segaert says, "My research focuses on sentence level language processing, mostly syntactic and semantic processing. I am especially interested in how these core language processes work, how the workings change throughout the lifespan, and how they are instantiated in the brain."