Background and activities

I am principal investigator and senior manager at the Language Acquisition and Language Processing Lab at NTNU. My research addresses computational and neural aspects of human language processing, learning and transmission, with a focus on semantics.

I am author of the books Meaning in the Brain (The MIT Press 2018) and Neurolinguistics (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series 2022) and editor of the theme issue Towards mechanistic models of meaning composition (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 2020).

Before joining NTNU, I have worked at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). I have studied philosophy, logic and cognitive neuroscience in Pavia, Strasbourg, Amsterdam and Nijmegen.

I teach in the courses Language and Cognition (SPRÅK3300) and Introduction to Neuroscience (NEVR2010).

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