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The Natural Organization of Language and the Brain (NOLB) Model

We are conducting a series of research project that test predictions of the NOLB Model.

Research areas

Network organization of language and the brain

Dynamic re-organization of language networks

Cooperating and competing networks for language comprehension

Brain mechanisms supporting natural conversation between multiple people

Development of two person fMRI techniques

Brain mechanisms for using

multiple forms of context to support speech perception

speech associated mouth movements

co-speech gestures

emotional facial displays

memory of previously experienced context

Mechanistic roles of

prediction in speech perception

distributed motor system in speech perception

auditory cortex in speech perception

amygdala in listening

The role of communication in adopting environmental behaviors