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), Full Professor of Linguistics, member of the Graduate Linguistics Program and current Dean of Graduate Studies at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). #
Labs e Redes de Pesquisa associados
We have a valuable group of undergraduate and graduate students who study Language Theory together with Neuroscience of Language. We also cooperate with several laboratories of neuroscience that use language as stimuli or research theme.