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Principal Investigator

Chia-Lin Charlene Lee  

Associate Professor Graduate Institute of Linguistics Graduate Institute of Brain and Mind Sciences Department of Psychology Neurobiology and Cognitive Science Center National Taiwan University
Ph.D in Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. CV

Ph.D Students

Po-Heng Chen  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University
Reading is not a passive processing, but an active interaction with text. My primary research interest focuses on cognitive and neural mechanisms of reading. Moreover, different individuals may employ distinct reading strategies. I am trying to investigate how humans read through electrophysiological and eye movement measures.

Master Students

Yi-Chun Chen  

Graduate Institute of Brain and Mind Sciences National Taiwan University

Co-advised by Prof. Joshua Goh

I am interested in the relation between grammaticality processing and the structural change of white matter tracts in older adults. My present study aims to find if age-related re-organization of syntactic processing based on differences in the sensitivity to inter- versus intra- hemispheric connections.

Ling-Ling Esther Wei  

Graduate Institute of Cross-Cultural Linguistic Fu Jen Catholic University
Learning is the most critical cognitive ability during childhood. Children use different way to learn and to comprehend new information than adults. Is this difference between children and adults because of physical development or different reading strategies? My research focuses on the difference between children and adults during sentence processing by observing the hemisphere activity in each.

Jou-An Chung  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University Academia Sinica Brain and Languages Laboratory

Co-advised by Dr. Chia-Ying Lee

My research interest lies in the syntactic processing in children with language impairment or cognitive disorders. Poor executive functions can influence one's language processing in several aspects. I intend to investigate how executive functions (e.g. working memory, inhibition) influence one's syntactic processing.

Ching-Hsuan Tsao  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University
Lexical ambiguity is ubiquitous in human language. Yet, cognitive-neural mechanisms involved in resolving lexical ambiguity is still not fully understood. My research focuses on the influences of biasing context and meaning frequency and uses the ERP technique to investigate how lexical ambiguity is resolved in the brain. We hope the results of this research will help shed light on the structure of mental lexicon and meaning processing in the brain.

Hsiuan-Huey Yen  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University
I am interested in the cognitive neural mechanisms of early language acquisition, especially the acquisition of syntactic knowledge. To focus on the syntactic aspect of language and better understand the cognitive neural mechanisms underlying its acquisitione, my current research investigates the statistical learning of artificial language structures.

Nai-Wen Chang  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University
My research interest is to better understand the online processing mechanisms involved in Language comprehension. My current focus is on the interactions between syntactic and semantic processing using neuroscience methods.

Research Assistant

Yi-Lun Weng  

Graduate Institute of Linguistics National Taiwan University
My research interest lies in the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language learning and language comprehension. My research proposal asks questions such as--how are meanings of words and sentences accessed in human brain, how do children exposed to two languages overcome the interference and eventually acquire these languages, and What are the effects of bilingualism on the executive control system across the life span?

Alumni

  • Min-shin Chen (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Yu-Chun Chang (Ph.D. in Linguistics, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München)
  • Ling Tang (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Tzu-Hung Jenny Lu (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Chia-Ho Lai (M.A. in Brain and Mind Sciences)
  • Ling-Chen Crystal Chou (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Yi-Ting Nina Tsai (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Zih-Yu Sharon Shen (M.A. in Linguistics)
  • Chun-Ting Chen (Research Assistant)