Language and Cognition Lab
Studies carried out in our lab are designed to explore the processes and mechanisms underlying real-time language comprehension and production. We focus on how lexical and conceptual processes interact, and how the brain supports this integration. In language comprehension, we focus on how orthographic processes interact with phonological and semantic processes during reading. Related to this line of research, we also look at the interaction of the orthographic and phonological aspects of the different languages of bilinguals as they read in one language or the other one. In language production, we look at the relationship between orthography, phonology and semantics from the opposite direction. Specifically we ask whether concepts automatically activate their corresponding lexical forms. Examining these issues involves a variety of methods including, response time measures, divided visual fieldexperiments, eye tracking, computational simulations, and brain imaging methods (ERPs, and fMRI) (the latter in collaboration with researchers at Haifa University).
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