gennari3

Research Overview

My research deals with the cognitive and brain mechanisms underpinning language and event representations. Specifically, I am interested in understanding how we produce and comprehend sentences, how we store and recollect events and how linguistic meaning interfaces with semantic and episodic memory. The research aims to improve our understanding of brain and cognitive mechanisms in health that may break down in cognitive impairments.

Research themes

  • Sentence production and comprehension in brain and behaviour
  • Event memory and memory for duration
  • The role of language in memory and cognition

Current projects

  • With PhD student Sarah Wu, we study whether common cognitive skills explain sentence production and comprehension in adults and children
  • With PhD student Yaqi Wang, we study how we remember the duration of ordinary events like cooking and how language may influence these processes