Alexandra Emmendorfer

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Alexandra Emmendorfer

Position
Ph.D. Student
Core research topics
Formal and temporal predictions, cortical and subcortical interactions in reading and spoken language skills

 

I began my work with the Brain and Language Group during the Research Master in Cognitive Neuroscience, where I completed my research elective analyzing 7T fMRI data of semantic representations in the visual word form area under the supervision of Bernadette Jansma. This was followed by my research internship with Milene Bonte and Joao Correia, in collaboration with Sonja Kotz from the Basic and Applied NeuroDynamics Lab (Department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, FPN). My Ph.D. project will continue the collaboration between the two labs, investigating the contributions of formal and temporal predictions, and their underlying neural networks and mechanisms to reading and spoken language skills, using both EEG and fMRI. By studying the processing of these predictions in dyslexic and normally reading children, we hope to shed light on their roles in skill development.