Programme Leader: Matt Davis
- My research seeks to understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms of speech comprehension. A key challenge for listeners is comprehending the intended meaning of a speaker given that many of the words we use have multiple meanings (e.g. "ace" can refer to a tennis serve or to a playing card, and is also a synonym for "brilliant"). I am using EEG/MEG and behavioural methods to test cognitive theories and learn more about the brain networks that support successful language comprehension, and to understand why comprehension sometimes fails.