The Things I Overthink About
I think empirical investigations should be (mostly) theory driven: experiments designs and methods selection should be tailored to the theoretical questions tackled.
I believe that there is a lot to be learned by studying the behavioral and cognitive profiles of patients suffering from neurological conditions. Moreover, I'd like to know that somehow, someday, what we are learning about the brain will be useful in the diagnostic or therapeutic process.
In particular multivariate and multimodal analyses of neuroimaging data. So far I've worked with fMRI and MEG, but that might change: I aim at regularly updating and expanding my toolbox.
Neuro-cognitive correlates of language and conceptual knowledge
In particular, I am interested in the neural substrate of semantic knowledge. I’ve investigated how different aspects of the semantic space can be dissociated in their topographical organization and temporal dynamics. Currently, I am focusing on the semantic variant of primary progressive aphasia, a privileged window on conceptual knowledge.
I truly love to share and collaborate, so don't hesitate to contact me if you'd like to discuss anything related.