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Linguistic Relativity (Dissertationsprojekt)


Institut für Deutsche und Niederländische Philologie - Brain Language Lab

Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedemann Pulvermüller, Prof. Dr. Blankenburg

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.