Nora Kennis

Former Master’s student; now PhD student in the UK

Radboud University

I am a research master’s student in Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University. My research interests include the interaction of language and other general cognitive functions in the multilingual brain, language control and language production.

For my thesis project, I am investigating the neuronal markers of language switching by comparing voluntary and cued language switching using evidence from ERPs and neuronal oscillations. Multilingual speakers switch between their languages on a voluntary basis regularly, but neuroimaging research into language switching almost always relies on instructed switching between languages. With this project, I am hoping to shed some light on voluntary language switching using electrophysiology techniques. It is co-supervised by Dr. Xiaochen Zheng and Dr. Angela de Bruin (University of York).


  • multilingualism
  • language control and language switching
  • language production
  • cognitive control

Education & Career

  • Msc in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2020-present

    Radboud University

  • BA in linguistics, 2017-2020

    Radboud University