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Room: JK 28/025
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In 2010 I completed my Bachelor in Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Catania (Italy) and I did my Master degree at the Free University of Berlin in European Languages - “Structure and Use”. Due to my great interest in linguistic issues and comparative research, I had a chance to spend several semesters in other universities: at the University of Hannover (during the bachelor's studies) and at the University of Coimbra in Portugal (during the master's studies).
I have been working at the Brain Language laboratory since January 2013 and became very interested in the neuroscience of language. I carried out my research for my Master Thesis on the Whorfian effect and the categorical perception of color (EEG and behavioral experiments). I have worked as a research assistant in Neurocomputational Modelling of Language Learning for the BABEL Project (http://www.tech.plym.ac.uk/SoCCE/CRNS/babel/); an international collaboration between the University of Plymouth, Brain Language Laboratory (FUB) and University of Manchester.
Currently, I´m doing my PhD which is generously funded by the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.
Tomasello, R., Garagnani, M., Wennekers, T., & Pulvermüller, F. 2016. Brain connections of words, perceptions and actions: A neurobiological model of spatio-temporal semantic activation in the human cortex. Neuropsychologia.