https://rylaw.github.io (personal home page)
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.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Associated News Items
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
Tulling M, Law R, Cournane A, Pylkkänen L (2020), “Neural Correlates of Modal Displacement and Discourse-Updating under (un)Certainty” eNeuro 8(1)