The Writing-brain Laboratory
My laboratory pursues the description, at the formal (or mathematical), cognitive, and neurophysiological levels, the mechanisms through which language production reflects and changes the unobserved conceptual organization of long-term memory. To achieve this goal, I combine functional magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, mathematical formalisms, and computational models of natural language processing. The program has revealed observable spoken linguistic cues, model parameters, and neural signatures associated with conceptual organization in healthy subjects and schizophrenia patients. In the future, I will identify the neural signatures of the effect of writing on the brain, targeting academic learning and developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD).
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Neuro-computational Signatures of the Effect of Writing on Conceptual Organization