Language and imagery: neural correlates of time and place representations during sentence and text comprehension

01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Linguistics
  • Social sciences
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
time imagery language comprehension place functional imagery
Project description

The functional neuroanatomy of language comprehension of text is largely unknown. Spatial semantics in sentence comprehension activate nonlinguïstic spatial brain areas. Relational concepts are constructed (in a perceptual or verbal-propositional manner) in modality-specific areas. We wonder if a a situational model on text level also has a spatial (or temporal) organisation and if sentences and text activate the same neural corelates.