This project, conducted with Harvard graduate student James Lee, seeks to explore a cognitive mechanism underlying the formation of new conceptual metaphors (like the use of words for motion as a way of talking about changes of state, or the use of terms for war in discussing arguments). With the use of spontaneous and elicited remindings, we are seeing whether people naturally think about one idea if it is related to another via shared conceptual structure, not just shared sensory features.
Click here to participate in a set of web-based experiments on meaning, sound, and inflectional forms of nouns and verbs, conducted in collaboration with Harvard graduate student Yi-Ting Huang.
THE TWINS STUDY AT HARVARD
NEUROIMAGING AND INTRACRANIAL RECORDING OF LANGUAGE PROCESSES