Dr S. Bögels (Sara)
Postdoc - Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Postdoc - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
6525 EN NIJMEGEN
6500 HB NIJMEGEN
My research focuses on interactive language use and the factors that affect and are affected by it. Currently I am working on a project within the Language in Interaction consortium on 'Creating a shared cognitive space'. In this large-scale interdisciplinary project, we investigate using fMRI whether and how interlocutors can change each other's mental representations and how their brains 'become more similar' after a conversation.
Before, I was part of the Interactional Foundations of Language project in which I investigated turn-taking and speech acts in an interactive setting, using EEG and behavioral methods. One project investigated neural signatures of processes involved in turn-taking, within interactive EEG quiz-paradigms. Another project investigated the role of prosodic factors in turn-taking. A third EEG project was about the meaning of pauses (and their length) before responses to questions.
During my PhD I studied how different prosodic devices (prosodic breaks and pitch accents) play a role in different aspects of language understanding (sentence comprehension, referential communication), using event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Following, I received an individual grant from the Dutch NWO (Rubicon), which I used to investigate listeners' use of common ground, employing a novel experimental (MEG) paradigm to investigate this.
- Bögels, S., & Levinson, S. C. (2017). The brain behind the response: Insights into turn-taking in conversation from neuroimaging. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 50, 71-89. Full text
- Bögels, S., Magyari, L., & Levinson, S. C. (2015). Neural signatures of response planning occur midway through an incoming question in conversation. Scientific Reports, 5: 12881. Full text
- Bögels, S., Barr, D., Garrod, S., & Kessler, K. (2015). Conversational interaction in the scanner: Mentalizing during language processing as revealed by MEG. Cerebral Cortex, 25(9), 3219-3234. Full text
- Bögels, S., & Torreira, F. (2015). Listeners use intonational phrase boundaries to project turn ends in spoken interaction. Journal of phonetics, 52, 46-57. Full text
- Bögels, S., Schriefers, H., Vonk, W., Chwilla, D. J., & Kerkhofs, R. (2010). The interplay between prosody and syntax in sentence processing: The case of subject- and object-control verbs. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(5), 1036-1053. Full text
Research grants and prizes
- 2010 - Rubicon> More information
- 2010 - Niels Stensen Stipend> More information