What happens in the brain when we produce, hear or read a word or sentence?
The effortless action of recognizing words and producing words and then merging them into sentences involves a series of subtle cognitions that until recently could not be assessed in depth. ACESIN Lab investigates the neurophysiological underpinnings of language acquisition, lexical access and sentence processing, by studying the syntactic, morphophonological and semantic aspects of the process.
In order to do this we use on-line psycholinguistics protocols and event-related brain potential (ERPs) recordings extracted from the scalp of volunteers while they read or hear linguistic stimuli. ACESIN gathered a strong team of undergraduate and graduate students who study Generative Grammar and Neuroscience of Language. We also cooperate with several neuroscience labs that use language as stimulation or object of study. The lab's PI is Aniela Improta França (LATTES / orcid / ResearcherID / Loop / Google Scholar), member of the Graduate Linguistics Program at UFRJ, current Dean of Graduate Studies. #
Labs e Redes de Pesquisa associados
Contamos com um grupo valoroso de alunos de graduação e pós-graduação que estudam Gramática Gerativa e Neurociência da Linguagem. Também cooperamos com vários laboratórios de neurociência que usam a linguagem como estímulo ou objeto de estudo.