Project

Word and face lateralization as markers of a competitive brain organization

Duration
01 October 2015 → 17 February 2018
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
Keywords
cognitive psychology face recognition neuroscience language lateralization
 
Project description

The human brain consists of distributed functional networks that are considered to work independently. This project investigates whether they compete with each other for limited cortical space instead. If for example reading and face recognition indeed influence each other then dynamic changes should be observed in: 1)Left-handers with an atypical right hemispheric language dominance, 2)Dutch-speaking students learning the non-alphabetic Chinese.