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Ardi Roelofs

WP4 Language in action

Ardi Roelofs is professor in the School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence of Radboud University Nijmegen, researcher of the Centre for Cognition of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and research affiliate of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. Moreover, he is director of the Master of Cognitive Neuroscience Programme at Radboud University.

His research focuses on language and attention, including sustained attention, orienting, and executive control. He uses a multi-methodological approach that combines measurements of response time and accuracy, eye tracking, electrophysiological recordings, hemodynamic neuroimaging, genetics, and computational modelling, in both normal and language-impaired populations. He has pioneered a computational model of spoken word production that synthesizes behavioral psycholinguistic, functional neuroimaging, tractographic, and aphasiological evidence.

Attention deficits contribute to the impaired language performance of individuals with developmental language impairment, aphasia, dyslexia, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. A better understanding of the relation between attention and language may help improve interventions.

His contribution to WP4 is based on his expertise in the cognitive neuroscience of language and cognitive control, and his computational modelling skills.

For more information on Ardi Roelofs, please visit his personal website.