Members of the Language, Action, and Brain Lab
LIDo PhD Student
Sarah is a PhD student in the Lab. She joined in 2017 through the LIDo program. She obtained her BSc in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh.
Her work here focuses on the functional connectivity of the brain under naturalistic stimuli, in particular the neurobiology of language comprehension. She uses movies and fMRI to investigate the network organisation of the brain and how language network variations are driven by context.
Research AssistantJiawen graduated from UCL BSc Psychology programme. He is interested in how memory works in context, such as during movie viewing. His is currently working on a project exploring the brain activity during word repetition in the movie
Honorary Research Associate & Newton International Fellow
Dyutiman is currently a British Academy Newton International Fellow working on the psychological and neural basis of cross-cultural emotion transfer through films. The broad theme of his research interest is cultural neuroscience of social cognition with reference to emotion, art and creativity where he tries to integrate the psychological and neural processes. His research domain include EEG, fMRI and Eye-tracking based study of emotions in response to complex naturalistic stimuli like films, paintings, real-life stimuli, dance expressions and standard face-database. One of his focus areas is concerned with how the classification of emotions in Rasa theory of ancient Indian aesthetics can contribute to current cognitive neuroscience. Parallel to his academic career he is deeply involved in the fields of photography, film-making and other forms of visual art.
PhD studentFlorin obtained his MSci from UCL in 2018 before joining the LAB as a PhD student. He is interested in prediction and its associated brain mechanisms. He aims to use fMRI to explore how language context influences the brain’s response: how these results fit within a whole framework of prediction constitute his main PhD thesis. He splits his time between the LAB lab and working at a start-up in media that aims to support and enable curiosity in children.