The work in the Cognition and Brain (CAB) lab is centered on understanding how the brain builds and stores meaning representations, during language comprehension, memory, and other cognitive tasks. We do this by noninvasively measuring brain electrical signals millisecond by millisecond as people look, listen, read, remember, interpret, and make decisions. We combine these electrophysiological measures with assessments of behavior and eye movements, and with other techniques for measuring brain structure and function. Our goal is to understand how younger and older adults make sense of language and of the world around them, and ultimately to uncover ways to keep cognition “meaningful” across the lifespan. Our research topics are:
- Language Comprehension and Semantic Memory
- Hemispheric Asymmetries
- Effects of Aging on Language and Memory
Our Principal Investigator is Kara Federmeier.
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