Professor Lorraine Tyler
Professor Lorraine Tyler is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
http://csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk/ (personal home page)
I head an interdisciplinary research group working on the neurobiology of language in healthy and brain-damaged populations. We combine data from a variety of imaging techniques (fMRI, MEG, EEG) and relate patterns of activity in healthy people with those in brain-damaged patients. There are 3 main strands to our research: (a) We develop neurocognitive accounts of language function as a baseline for investigating the effects of acute and chronic stroke on language functions and the possibility of functional recovery; (b) We study the neurocognition of healthy aging focussing on the extent to which preserved cognitive functions are the result of neural reorganisation and plasticity; (c) We have developed a neurocognitive model which explains how objects are processed in a dynamic, recurrent network in the brain, by combining cognitive models with a hierarchical account of object processing in the ventral processing stream.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Emmanuel Stamatakis Web: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/
Deborah Burke Web: http://psych.pomona.edu/cogaging/
Andreas Monsch Web: http://www.memoryclinic.ch
Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD (in press), “Fronto-temporal brain systems supporting spoken language comprehension” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, Theme Issue ‘The perception of speech: from sound to meaning’
Taylor KI, Moss HE, Stamatakis EA, Tyler LK (2006), “Binding crossmodal object features in perirhinal cortex” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 103(21):8239-8244 Details
Tyler LK, Marslen-Wilson WD, Stamatakis EA (2005), “Differentiating lexical form, meaning and structure in the neural language system” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 102(23):8375-8380 Details