Our ability to put thoughts into words is one of the most fascinating aspects of human cognition. Although speaking seems effortless, it is the result of very complex processes carried out by the brain within a few hundred milliseconds. This complex neurocognitive machinery remains highly debated, and the current project aims to characterise the structure, parameters and neural correlates of linguistic processes underlying spoken production.
To achieve this goal, the expected approach includes combining cutting-edge behavioral and electrophysiological techniques (i.e. high-density EEG), developing and using experimental tasks and/or conditions that modulate the ease and speed to produce words, investigating populations that may display higher levels of variability in the dynamics of cognitive processes (e.g. young vs. old adults).
Supervisors : Dr. Raphaël Fargier & Dr. Fanny Meunier
Application deadline: 31 May 2023