The Communicative Brain

The Communicative Brain group is funded by a Minerva Fast Track Fellowship, awarded by the MPG, as well as the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. The group is part of the Neurobiology of Language department.

The goal of the Communicative Brain group is to understand how the brain integrates auditory and visual signals into a coherent message during multimodal, face-to-face interactions. The core theory we want to test is whether and how oscillatory neural activity plays a role in integrating these different sources of information within and between conversational partners.

We will investigate this using new cutting-edge techniques, including dual-EEG, MEG, rapid invisible frequency tagging, and detailed behavioural analyses of auditory and visual signals in interactive contexts.

Team

Principal investigator

Linda Drijvers

Post-docs

Noor Seijdel

PhDs

Sara Mazzini

Marlijn ter Bekke

Master students

Veerle Wilms

Hanne van Uden

Kirstin Bleumink

Student-assistants

Lina van Otterdijk