Our lab’s long-term research objective is to understand the structure of meaning, and how it is “packaged” or made visible through language within the constraints of mind/brain functioning. This objective brings together a set of domains that includes linguistics, psychology, and cognitive neurology. In particular, on the linguistic side, our research focuses on understanding the structure of the mental lexicon, from the perspective of the interface between morphological, syntactic, and meaning structures. On the cognitive science/cognitive neurology side, the lab’s research seeks to understand the interface between real-time sentence processing (comprehension), memory systems, and structural and functional connectivity (the latter through collaboration with Todd Constable and Cheryl Lacadie, Yale MRRC).
Artwork by Emily Finn, 2009