Ryan Law


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Olaf Hauk and Prof Matt Lambon-Ralph

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

ryan.law@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://rylaw.github.io (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

My current research centres around the how the human brain assembles meaningful parts into more complex linguistic and conceptual structures. A focus of this work would be on better understanding this capacity within relatively natural task designs, such as natural reading or listening. Such tasks are particularly suitable for certain populations such as children on the autism spectrum or individuals with acquired brain injury, for whom standard experimental tasks might not be appropriate. To approach this topic, my research takes a multimodal imaging approach, using non-invasive techniques such as magnetoencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to behavioural methods.

My work is supervised by Olaf Hauk and Matt Lambon-Ralph and funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

Research Focus

Keywords

Compositionality

Language

Concepts

Syntax-semantics

MEG/EEG

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Olaf Hauk

Matt Lambon-Ralph

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2021

    Law R, Pylkkänen L (2021), “Lists with and without Syntax: A New Approach to Measuring the Neural Processing of Syntax” J. Neurosci. 41(10): 2186-2196

    2020

    Tulling M, Law R, Cournane A, Pylkkänen L (2020), “Neural Correlates of Modal Displacement and Discourse-Updating under (un)Certainty” eNeuro 8(1)