Yuan Tao

28th Cycle Candidate


MSc in Cognitive Science, University of Trento

I am a phD student in the Language, Interaction and Computation Laboratory (CLIC), working on the project of "Corpus and Brain Evidence for the Conceptual Lexicon". Particularly my research interests are on abstract concept representation and the plasticity of concept meanings. Currently I use fMRI and EEG to examine how the brain represents meanings of words in a flexible way, depending on different contexts (e.g. how the brain understands the word "book" may differ in "tear the book" and "believe the book"). With insights from (computational) linguistics, we devise cogni