Veranstaltungskalender:

Juli 2014

Mo Di Mi Do Fr Sa So
27 30 01 02 03 04 05 06
28 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
29 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
30 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
31 28 29 30 31 01 02 03

» Alle Veranstaltungen

Minerva Research Group Leader

Uta Noppeney, PhD
Uta Noppeney, PhD
Phone: +49 7071 601-1782
Fax: +49 7071 601-616
uta.noppeney[at]tuebingen.mpg.de
 

More about the Research Group

 

Language

The tri-partite architecture of language encompasses phonology, semantics and syntax. One of our general aims is to understand how the language system emerges from and influences non-verbal audio-visual processing. Semantics may form a natural interface between verbal and non-verbal processing. Semantic concepts are a prerequisite for thought and language. Object concepts can be characterized by various sensory features (e.g. auditory, visual) and referred to by an arbitrary linguistic label. In a series of studies, we have sought to identify the organizational principles of semantic memory. Together with other groups, our studies suggest that deep semantic processing may not only involve a fronto-temporal core semantic system, but also sensory-motor regions. For instance, processing of tool and action concepts has been shown to rely on re-activation of action representations in the visuo-motor system via top- down modulation.
Last updated: Mittwoch, 26.10.2011