The focus of my research is the neural bases of sentence processing. In particular, I study how the brain creates sentences by combining words together - linguistics call this syntax. Syntax is a particularly fascinating and difficult topic to study because it is a potentially unique quality of human language. Neuroimaging studies of syntax using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) help us to understand the fundamental nature of language as well as understanding language problems due to brain damage (such as stroke or degenerative disease) in aphasia.

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