The MontiLab is a research laboratory at the Dr. Martin Monti. The laboratory is housed in the , but we are also part of ., headed by
In my laboratory we focus on two of the most fundamental aspects of being human:
(1) The interplay between language and thought
(2) Consciousness and cognition in coma, vegetative and minimally conscious state
(1) What is the relationship between language and thought?
|Does language make us special? One of the most striking features of human cognition is the ability to generate an infinite number of ideas by combining a finite set of elements according to structure-dependent principles. This ability is most clearly displayed in language, but also characterizes other aspects of our cognition such as drawing inferences, performing mental arithmetic or music cognition. Does language enable other types of structure-dependent cognition? Does the structure of natural language provide a scaffolding on which to build other forms of high-level cognition? In my research I employ behavioral and fMRI tools in healthy volunteers and patients to address these questions.|
(2) How is consciousness lost and recovered after severe brain injury?
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