Maddie Long: Tales from the 3 Minute Thesis

Maddie Long

PPLS PhD student Maddie Long has just been awarded the People’s Choice Award in the National 3 Minute Thesis Competition, beating 1000s of students from all around the UK with her presentation: ‘Language and the Brain: The Skye’s the Limit.’ We caught up with her to chat about her research and her experiences of the 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Maddie tells us about her research into older language learners, and the extraordinary finding that after just one week on a language course, their attention and thinking skills show significant improvements. She also gives her top tips for anyone thinking of taking part in this year’s 3 Minute Thesis, and explains why she found it such a positive experience.

Read the transcript

Watch Maddie’s presentation at the University of Edinburgh 3 Minute Thesis Final

Further information:

Maddie Long home page

3 Minute Thesis


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