WP 6 Toolkit and WP3 Compositionality and contextuality
Daniel Sharoh is a PhD candidate at the Donders Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. His background and main interest is the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) toward understanding the neural basis of language.
Daniel's project at the consortium will contribute to this understanding by extending methods to acquire and interpret laminar fMRI data to brain data acquired during the performance of linguistic tasks.
The project is hopeful the interpretation of these data will support strong inferences about the neural circuitry involved in the brain's creation of language, namely, directionality of connections among brain regions known to be involved in language. By indicating the direction of the connections among areas and identifying feedforward and feedback relationships, the project will substantially improve our knowledge of the neurobiological underpinnings of the human language system, elucidate the hierarchical relationship between regions, and make it possible to test and refine existing theories.
More information on Daniel's PhD project.