Language processing

Language can be studied in many different ways. Our view of language is characterized by the fact that we want to understand the process of speech processing, i.e. the understanding and production of language in the human mind and in the brain.

What are the mental and neural processes that occur when we read or hear a sentence? How do we master complicated rules in the continuous flow of language? How do we succeed in deciphering the correct meaning of complex expressions, such as multiple negations or non-literal meanings, such as metaphors?

Many of our studies deal with the broad field of language processing, which we investigate mainly with the help of EEG, reaction time measures and fMRT.