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Professor James Douglas Saddy


Associate Investigator

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External Address

School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
University of Reading, UK

External Memberships

  • Co-Director SH4 Panel, European Research Commission
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Member, World Federation of Neurology
  • Member, Federation of European Neurosciences

Recent Grants Awarded

  • European Commission 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (EU-FP7) (2014 - 2019) "Advancing The European Multilingual Experience (AThEME)." (5,000,000) Saddy, J.D., Marinis, T., & Tsimpli, I. ($10,800,000)

Selected Publications


  • Pliatsikas, C., Moschopoulou, E., & Saddy, J.D. (2015). The effects of bilingualism on the white matter structure of the brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(5), 1334-1337. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414183112
  • Williams , N.J., Nasuto, S.J., & Saddy, J.D. (2015). Method for exploratory cluster analysis and visualisation of single-trial ERP ensembles. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 250, 22-33. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2015.02.007
  • Grindrod, P., Stoyanov, Z.V., Smith, G.M., & Saddy, J.D. (2013). Primary evolving networks and the comparative analysis of robust and fragile structures. Journal of Complex Networks, 2(1), 60-73. doi:10.1093/comnet/cnt015
  • Marinis, T., & Saddy, J.D. (2013). Parsing the passive: Comparing children with specific language impairment to sequential bilingual children [Special Issue]. Language Acquisition: Language Acquisition in Bilingual and Atypical Populations - Focus on Developmental Comparisons, 20(2), 155-179. doi:10.1080/10489223.2013.766743
  • Venkatesh, M., Edwards, S., & Saddy, J.D. (2012). Production and comprehension of English and Hindi in multilingual transcortical aphasia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 25(6), 615-629. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2011.10.003
  • Salis, C., & Saddy, J.D. (2011). Comprehension of wh-questions in a case of mixed dementia. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 24(2), 156-162. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroling.2010.02.001
  • Williams , N., Nasuto, S.J., & Saddy, J.D. (2011). Evaluation of empirical mode decomposition for event-related potential analysis. Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2011, 965237. doi:10.1155/2011/965237

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Saddy, J.D. (2014, October). EEG and language. Keynote paper presented at the UK-India Education and Research Initiative - India Institute of Technology Workshop, Mumbai, India.
  • Sarica, A., Di Fatta, G., Smith, G.A., Cannataro, M., & Saddy, J.D. (2014, September). Advanced feature selection in multinominal dementia classification from structural MRI data. Poster session presented at the CADDementia Workshop, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Smith, G., Stoyanov, Z.V., Greetham, D.V., Grindrod, P., & Saddy, J.D. (2014, September). Towards the computer-aided diagnosis of dementia based on the geometric and network connectivity of structural MRI data. Poster session presented at the CADDementia Workshop, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Conference, Boston, USA.
  • Wallom, D., Trefethen, A., De Roure, D., Newman, D., Saddy, J.D., Smith, G., Frey, J., Avila-Garcia, M.S., Emptage, N., Newland, P., Lakhoo, R., & O'Connor, V. (2012, September). NeuroHub: A research information environment for neuroscientists. Paper presented at the Digital Research 2012, Oxford, UK.

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