The Brain and Language Cognition Group of UM brings together researchers from various faculties. The cross-disciplinary team will use the first 3T MRI scanner for research purpose in Macao to study the brain regions of different groups of monolinguals, bilinguals and multilinguals in Macao in listening, speaking, reading Chinese, Portuguese and English, and the neural network of brain dynamics when switching between languages. The goal is to establish a multilayered, multilingual, multimodal surface-based brain atlas database, which will be shared with the global community as a basic classic reference map for cognitive neuroscience and neurolinguistics related research. The research based on this brain atlas will directly inform language education and help improve the level of language education in Macau. The project will pave the way for related research extended to other groups, including young children, the elderly, children with special learning needs, and patients with brain injury, and make contribution to early childhood education, elementary education, elderly care, special education and rehabilitation.