Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF): MapInCSC: Mapping the Interaction between Semantic Representation and Control Systems: The Controlled Semantic Cognition. (Sponsor: Prof. Matt Lambon Ralph)
People, places, and things have "meaning" that we use to know who/what they are and what we can do with them. This "semantic knowledge" is essential for understanding what we see, enabling us to interact appropriately with the world. This important ability depends on two separate brain systems, one representing what we know and the other controlling our ability to use that information. However, we do not yet know how the two systems interact. This is crucial in situations where it is difficult to recover, for example, ambiguous, impoverished, or unexpected meanings demanding different semantic control. I will study healthy participants and patients in whom one or another system is damaged. Comparing them using neuroimaging, cutting-edge analyses, and neurostimulation will tell us about each subsystem and its relationships, help us understand how the brain manipulates information that gives rise to behaviour, advancing knowledge about a critical part of the human experience.
Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 893329.