I’m a cognitive scientist in training, working in the lab of Angela D. Friederici at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany.
My main research interest is the neurobiology of language, focusing on the modality (in-)dependence of linguistic computations in the brain. In other words, I don’t ask, “How come (only) humans can speak?”—Instead, I investigate human language as a species-specific mode of cognition.
Moreover, I am interested in how brains compute more generally, as well as how research in the cognitive sciences impacts society and public policy.
PhD Candidate in Neuropsychology
International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication: Structure, Function, & Plasticity, Leipzig, Germany
MA in Linguistics, 2016
University of Graz, Austria
The neurophysiological response during processing of sign language (SL) has been studied since the advent of Positron Emission …
Sign languages provide researchers with an opportunity to ask empirical questions about the human language faculty that go beyond …