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Karl Magnus Petersson

WP3 Compositionality and contextuality

Karl Magnus Petersson is a senior scientist at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Neurobiology of Language Department) and a research fellow at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour.

His research interests are focused on the neurobiology of language processing, reading & writing, and learning & memory. Despite having spent the last 15 years in cognitive neuroscience research using PET, FMRI, TMS, EEG, and eye-tracking, he has not given up my interest in mathematics and physics, which he studied at the University of Stockholm, 1984 - 1990. After finishing his medical studies at Karolinska Institutet, 1990 - 1996, he worked on memory in the human brain as a member of the Cognitive Neurophysiology Research Group at the Karolinska Institutet, where he received his PhD.

In WP3, Karl Magnus Petersson is currently focused on neurobiologically realistic computational models of language processing in recurrent networks (RNN) of spiking neurons. The goal is to develop an RNN model with processing memory based on vector representations of words which are incrementally interpreted in terms of thematic roles ("who did what to whom").

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