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Linguistic Tuning Shifts in the Human Brain during Second Language Learning

Project description

Learning about the brain’s language learning systems

What goes on in our brain when we learn a second language? What are the core cortical regions involved in processing semantics (the meaning of words and sentences) and syntax (the grammatical structures of sentences)? What specific semantic or syntactic information do these regions represent? Does the spatial organisation of semantic and syntactic representations dynamically change over the course of learning a new language? The EU-funded LINGSHIFT project will answer these questions. It will use a new paradigm to identify the dynamic shifts in linguistic representations. Specifically, it will combine longitudinal non-invasive brain imaging using naturalistic stimuli and a powerful predictive modelling approach. The findings will improve our understanding of language systems in the brain.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 499 885,00
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Region
Bayern Mittelfranken Erlangen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00