Linguistic Relativity (Dissertationsprojekt)
Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie - Brain Language Lab
Can language influence our perception? Does labelling something make it easier for us to perceive it? Linguistic relativity states that language has a causal effect on perception. I investigate the neuronal basis of how labels may influence our perceptual processes. Using tactile and visual stimuli which is difficult to discriminate and labelling them with pseudowords, I investigate the causal links between language and perception using a combination of behavioural experiments and fMRI.