The Cognitive Neuroscience Lab investigates the brain organization for language. Some of the questions we are asking include:
- What is the relationship between individual differences in cortical structure and individual differences in reading and language ability?
- What are the variables that underlie individual differences in brain organization?
- What neuroanatomical features are characteristic of individuals with different levels of reading skill?
- What are the cognitive correlates of individual differences in motivation and cognition?
- What is the role of the right hemisphere in language comprehension and production?
- What are behavioral differences between mixed and consistent handers and what mechanisms account for these differences?
We primarily rely on two methodologies:
- Measurements of neuroanatomical features obtained from structural MRI scans of our research participants
- Behavioral investigations using the divided visual field technique, as well as experimental and standardized language, implicit grammatical learning, creativity, executive functioning, and reading tasks
You can read information about the following specific research projects: